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Level: Beginner
Length: 46 mi (74 km)
Surface: 4x4 Trail
Configuration: One-way
Elevation: +2,081/2 ft
Total: 8 riders
 

Mountain Biking Nevis Road

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#188 of 381 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#10099 in the world

Vehicles are rare on this remote, back country gravel road - the highest public road in New Zealand. Snow will close the road for some of the winter months and temperatures can be sweltering in summer. There are over 20 river crossings but they are not very deep. You'll climb nearly 1400 metres ( 4600ft) to reach the summit at 1270 metres.

People ride this road for the physical challenge, the good of their bodies and the peace of their souls. The views are stupendous on a clear day, the geology is majestic and the air is pure and clean.

Before you go
  • Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
From the Garston pub head north on highway 6 for about 1km and you'll see Nevis Road on your right. At the other end, head south on Bannockburn Road from Bannockburn and you'll come to Nevis Road on your right in less than 10km.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Garston, New Zealand

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Intermediate | 27 mi

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  • Jim Cummings
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    This remote back country gravel road makes a challenging mountain bike ride for those who like a good workout while enjoying dramatic panoramic views. It's not a mountain bike trail.

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