West Coast Wilderness Trail
..... And it is all accessed on one of the best cycle trail surfaces in the country. Arrive as a visitor and leave as a local when you spend the best days of your life on two wheels. In the midst of the West Coast of the Southern Alps, lie a series of tracks carved by pioneering gold rush miners. Today these old tracks, together with extensive water races, logging tramways and later short length railway lines, form the West Coast Wilderness Trail. The cycle trail can be ridden either in part as a day rides or in its entirety over four days. It is graded 'Easy' to intermediate. Over 117.3km of the West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail is off-road on an excellent gravel trail, with an ambient gradient and only a couple of short sections where you may prefer to walk. When the Wilderness Trail is complete, the total distance from Greymouth to Ross will be 135.5km. Day Two of the West Coast Wilderness Trail is more challenging than the rest of the ride because of the incline from Kumara to Milltown. The climb is easily managed by people with a reasonable level of fitness. Don’t forget that a short walk is an alternative to the riding and also offers a great chance to enjoy the views! Making the most of the amazing West Coast Wilderness Trail does require a bit of planning and preparation. You will want to know about the towns that service the Trail and what they can offer your overall experience. The weather can be an important part of any outdoor experience in New Zealand so be prepared. Find that information and more on the West Coast Wilderness Trail website link below.
Donations can be made directly into the Wilderness Trail Bank Account
ANZ Account: 06 0845 0203192 00
Or via the Givealittle page: https://givealittle.co.nz/org/westcoastwildernesstrailtrust