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Outstanding scenery and fabulous local attractions will compete for your attention as you explore the West Coast cycle trails and mountain biking tracks.

Please check the grade of the trail and understand this system before embarking on your journey. We recommend packing a supply of essentials to fix your bike and equipment in case of an emergency. Always notify someone of your plans before leaving as some areas do not have cellphone reception.

FRANZ JOSEF AND FOX GLACIER - GLACIER COUNTRY

West Coast Cycling - Glacier Country

Walk or cycle through bush from Franz Josef township to the Franz Josef Glacier car park.
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GREY DISTRICT - MAWHERA THE HEART OF THE WEST COAST

Biking near Greymouth

Mountain biking trails near Greymouth.
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WESTPORT AND KARAMEA

The Old Ghost Road

The 85km-long Old Ghost Road traverses majestic native forest, open tussock tops, river flats and forgotten valleys, providing days of adventure and spectacular huts for mountain bikers and trampers.
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WESTPORT AND KARAMEA

The Heaphy Track

Children - Free. Adults $14 to $32
One of New Zealand’s nine great walks, the Heaphy Track, finishes (or starts, depending on which way you’re heading) at Karamea. The 82-kilometre, four-day tramp attracts visitors from all over the world every year.
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HOKITIKA - COOL LITTLE TOWN

West Coast Wilderness Trail

Free
The West Coast Wilderness Trail showcases some of the most outstanding scenery on the South Island’s West Coast with a diversity of landscapes second to none. Grab your bike and explore this Grade 2 Easy trail.
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REEFTON - THE TOWN OF LIGHT

West Coast Mountain Biking - Reefton Gold

The old gold miners, timber millers and horse packers of the West Coast knew how to build a track and make it last. Nowadays, many of these historic tracks can still be ridden, but with a more sophisticated ride - a mountain bike.
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GREY DISTRICT - MAWHERA THE HEART OF THE WEST COAST

Paparoa Track and Pike29 Memorial Track

The Paparoa Track is to be New Zealand’s 10th Great Walk. It travels through the spectacular limestone landscapes and luxuriant forests of Paparoa National Park, custom built for both mountain biking and hiking.
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WESTPORT AND KARAMEA

Biking near Westport

There are three bike trails near Westport on the West Coast.
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HOKITIKA - COOL LITTLE TOWN

West Coast Cycling - Jade Country

Walk or mountain bike along the western shores of Lake Kaniere through lush lakeside forest, passing many picturesque bays and numerous forest streams.
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