Gallery of photos from Queenstown and Roxburgh Gorge Trails. December 2017
Sunday was planned as an “easy day”, with a relaxing ride around the edge of the Frankton Arm, taking in the sights of Kelvin Heights and the Queenstown Golf Course, […]
Day 2 was scheduled to be the “big day”: a one hour bike-taxi ride to Clyde, then off on the start of the Roxburgh Gorge Cycle Trail, comprising an initial riverside […]
Queenstown, on the shore of the crystal-clear Lake Wakitipu in New Zealand’s South Island, is often described as “New Zealand’s Adventure Capital” – perhaps not altogether surprising given that the […]
Reports and photos are slowly filtering through as the 6Men descend on the West Coast to begin their conquest of the West Coast Wilderness Trail. In the absence of an officially […]
Next up for the 5 Men on Bikes: the West Coast Wilderness Trail.
The trail itself follows the same route as the original train tracks and the area has alot of historic information along the way. The trail itself is usually done from the Upper Hutt side and is relatively easy going up to the summit with a gentle gradient. The Waiarapa side is a little steeper but nothing too scary. The trail goes through five tunnels and so its best to bring a torch although plenty of people don’t. While the route isn’t difficult check the weather and particularly the wind before deciding to go. Transport can be an issue although plenty of people do it both ways and include a detour through Back Road to give some variety. Steve, Kev & Kem explore the Wellington side.