41 miles
6,033 ft
-5,974 ft
Avg time

Nevis Road Details

  • Riding area
    South Island
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Avoid winter as may be snow.
  • Global Ranking

This is the highest public road in New Zealand. It is a very scenic but tough ride with 2 large hills. It has 26 or so river crossings. The road itself is not technical but the distance and climbs make it not for inexperienced riders.
Once a year the Pub to Pub Gutbuster Race is held on this road at the end of November. It runs from Garston to Bannockburn and buses are laid on to take you from the finish to the start, making it easier to complete.

Access Info

Public road. A popular 4wd road.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Nevis Road mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    59 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,106 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,174 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,106 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,165 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    18 miles
  • Distance down
    20 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
  • Avg time
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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to nevis-road trailhead (-45.454970, 168.700930)
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