There is no better place in the world to experience the exhilaration and thrill of mountain biking than the South Island of New Zealand. There are thousands of kilometres of trails to explore – from lush native forests to exposed high altitude alpine environments. Routes range from 1-2hrs suitable for beginners and families right up to week long double black diamond back country adventures that attract the best riders from around the globe.
Helibike Nelson is a New Zealand adventure company that takes mountain biking to a whole new level. Their adventurous mountain bike rides include single and multi-day trips all around the top of the South Island.
The best bit about exploring NZ with Helibike Nelson is that they will transport you to the top of the mountain, by helicopter or 4WD, leaving you to enjoy the thrill – coming down!
Their relaxed, fun tours are led by experienced professional guides who each bring their own unique personality to these adventures. They keep their groups small to ensure each ride is the best ride of your life. They take care of the logistics, health and safety requirements and bike hire - all you have to do is book, and show up!
Helibike Nelson’s guides know the rides and destinations intimately. They have chosen and developed a range of rides and adventures that is unrivalled, and each is unique in its character.
The tours take you to places few have been, and to trails that will blow your mind.
The Old Ghost Road is an 85km epic single track trail traversing some of the world’s most spectacular alpine terrain. Starting with a scenic Helicopter flight courtesy of Reid Helicopters Nelson, the journey heads from Nelson, across the remote and awe inspiring peaks of the Kahurangi National Park, and on through to Ghost Lake Hut at the top of Old Ghost Road.
During the flight you will pass over scenery from the Lord of the Rings films on top of Mount Owen as you head through some of New Zealand’s most remote and interesting landscapes. The marble mountains and lush native forests will have you captivated, and the deep lush native forest down to Lyell Saddle Hut is mesmerising. The 18 kilometre downhill section is littered with mining relics from a century ago, that lead you to the Lyell Campsite at sunset.
Helibike Nelson’s choice of Reid Helicopters for Heli flights is based on it being a locally owned and operated helicopter company and Nelson’s leading provider of commercial flight services. With three generations of experience operating helicopters in Nelson and the surrounding national parks, there’s no more knowledgeable or safer team to fly with. Helibike Nelson is committed to minimising its impact on the environment and their team has taken the time to research how their actions can positively benefit the environments and eco-systems their tours pass through.
If you want a memory of a lifetime from your trip to New Zealand book a helibike adventure with Helibike Nelson.