price: TBC                 Length: 7days 6 nights

where: Nelson, New zealand, aotearoa

bikes & yoga

When: Dates TBC - December 2018

land of the long white cloud

How many guests: Limited to 6 guests to keep it nice & exclusive.

Basecamp: Our trip will start off in sunny Nelson & then we'll start moving around to give you a taste of what this beautiful Top of the South region has to offer, showing you all our favourite trails in the area and finishing up on the wild West Coast. We will be peddling, shuttling, climbing, doing a heli drop, a water taxi, enjoying a backcountry overnighter & just exploring some of New Zealand's most pristine ancient forests and riding beautiful, remote, never ending single-track.

Level:Due to the nature of the trails in this part of New Zealand you need to be comfortable riding steeper than normal trails and be comfortable riding on roots (the stunning native forests have heaps of roots). Don't be scared away though, they are not all steep & rooty, we have a great mixture of trails to keep the stoke levels high and to ease into things. The final part of our trip is not very technical, but that is where you will need your stamina and endurance to kick in as we head into the backcountry for an overnighter. This trip can be a mixed trip.

Fitness: You need to consider yourself an avid mountain biker, who loves to get out there and ride a few times a week, you like to push yourself and is always up for a challenge. The last part of our trip will be quite physical in terms of having to pedal. You will have to be able to ride uphill for 30km (5/6 hours) with 1100m of climbing beautiful trails to our overnight hut & then 50km of undulating singletrack the following day. A good attitude is way more important than anything else and the weather shouldn't bother you too much - come rain or shine, you're keen as to hit the trails.

Yoga: Due to some bigger days on the bike, this trip will not be doing the morning yoga sessions. We can always try to squeeze in some stretching after riding though, perhaps with a beer in one hand ;) 

summary:  This adventure is a journey where we start off in Nelson, but we give you a great sampling of the Top of the South area ending on the Wild West Coast. We take you to our favourite trails & offer you a proper backcountry, Kiwi style adventure - sweet as bro! This trip ends at the Nelson airport (This way you can pick up a rental car, grab a shuttle or a taxi to get to move on to your next destination & planned adventure).

Book & Pay: You can book & pay for this trip through us here on the website. Just click the Buy Now Paypal button below and then shoot us an e-mail when you have done so. The price includes professional guiding, some yoga (time permitting), shuttles, heli drop, water taxi, overnight hut stay, eco lodge overnighter in the Sounds, bed & breakfast, healthy dinners, some lunches, professional photo's of you riding taken by Sven Martin, some on trail skills coaching & a few more surprises.

Click on the                               to book your Adventure & e-mail: anka@ridehousemartin.com

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