HELIBIKE NEL­SON

Outer Edge - - Australian Adventures -

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.

www.he­li­bikenel­son.co.nz

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