The top of the South Island of New Zealand has rapidly become a destination for backcountry cyclists. Like all good ideas, this one, to ride the Old Ghost Road and Heaphy Track in one grand loop, was thrown about over a few beers in a bike shop in Richmond, Nelson. Two riders, Damian Stones and Erik Hall completed this 6-day adventure in mid-winter on gravel bikes. Recent snowfalls, and a first bike packing trip for Erik, made this journey all the more challenging.
Team: Damian Stones – rider / logistics / videographer Erik Hall – rider / Avanti Plus Richmond mechanic
Can you ride the Old Ghost Road and Heaphy Track on a Gravel Bike?
Can you ride the Old Ghost Road and Heaphy Track in Winter?
Here are your answers and some inspiring filming of a Kiwi adventure