Nature-lovers are in for a treat as this Great Ride ventures deeper into the wilderness and over a low pass to meet the Arahura River and peaceful Lake Kaniere, encircled by lush native forest.
At the Cool Little Town of Hokitika, riders can admire lovingly restored old buildings, local craft galleries, and spectacular sunsets from the driftwood-strewn beach. The cycle trail continues through to the old gold town of Ross taking in an intriguing tramline and various waterways crossed by significant historic bridges.
The Southern Alps are a constant companion along this immersive and relatively easy ride. E-bike-friendly and well supported with shuttles and tours, it’s arguably the best way to explore this fascinating part of the West Coast.