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.
On any extended tour there are always highlights (and lowlights, but we traditionally ignore those): The quality of the trail construction undertaken by the Nelson City Council, Tasman District Council […]
The final day of the trip was a relatively short (15 km) and largely flat ride along dedicated trails back to Richmond, then a quick run over the last 6 […]
Late evening Saturday night in Kaiteri, and the discussion turned to the likely weather for the long ride the following day. Rain was widely predicted, however not expected to arrive […]