West Coast, South Island, NZ

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West Coast Rail Trail

Diggers Trail Ride: 2 Days-----Sectors 1 to 8

Trip Route

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Map Key & Info

  • Diggers Trail Ride - Start: 60kmDiggers Trail Ride - Start: 60km
  • Day 1 - EndDay 1 - End
  • Diggers Trail Ride - EndDiggers Trail Ride - End

 

Ways to Ride the Trail

Self Guided DIY Option: 

  • We provide comfort cycles with a puncture repair kit, drink bottle and helmets with a trail map from a Trail Base.
  • You do the trail at your own pace
  • You return your bike back to the Trail Base.
  • Shuttles are available but at an additional cost.

Guided Option: 

  • We provide comfort cycles with a drink bottle and helmets from a Trail Base.
  • Your guide helps you pace the day to suit your interests and energy levels as you go
  • You return your bike back to the Trail Base.
  • Shuttles are available but at an additional cost.
  • You will not get lost or miss anything on the way as you'll have your guides local knowledge.
  • They'll also help you meet interesting characters during your day and ensure you only pay locals rates for anything you purchase on your visit.
  • Your guide is a qualified first aid responder with a kit, is a bike mechanic, will repair any punctures for you and carries communications with them. 

Self Guided and Supported Option: 

  • We provide comfort cycles with a puncture repair kit, drink bottle and helmets with a trail map from a Trail Base.
  • We supply you a lightweight “Support Kit” which includes a scratch kit for minor first aid, emergency weather protection and an emergency locator beacon.
  • You do the trail at your own pace.
  • In the even of bad weather we will arrange alternative options for you.
  • We shuttle your bike back to the Trail Base.
  • We meet you at the end of your ride and will Sherpa Shuttled you back to your starting point which saves you from having to cycle back.
  • Or we will meet you at the end of your ride with your luggage and/or vehicle.

Guided and Supported Option: 

  • We provide comfort cycles with a drink bottle and helmets from a Trail Base.
  • Your guide helps you pace the day to suit your interests and energy levels as you go
  • We shuttle your bike back to the Trail Base. 
  • You will not get lost or miss anything on the way as you'll have your guides local knowledge.
  • They'll also help you meet interesting characters during your day and ensure you only pay locals rates for anything you purchase on your visit.
  • Your guide is a qualified first aid responder with a kit, is a bike mechanic, will repair any punctures for you and carries communications with them. 
  • In the event of bad weather your guide will take you to alternative activities and organise a shuttle for the day.
  • We meet you at the end of your ride and will Sherpa Shuttled you back to your starting point which saves you from having to cycle back.
  • Or we will meet you at the end of your ride with your luggage and/or vehicle.

Prices:

Since there are many options involved in putting together your multi day ride it is easiest if you choose the ride you want and then click on the BOOKING icon to send us an email.

We will then email you back a Trip Planner form in which tells you what you need to plan. You can then indicate on the form what you wouild like us to supply, and what you will have or do for yourself. Send it back and we will give you a package price for you.

Frequently asked questions....

What accommodation is there? 

There is a range of accommodation along the trail which we will arrange for you. On the Trip Planning form you will be able to include what accommodation you want and in what price range.

What happens to my bags?

We can move your bags for you each day so that they are at your accommodation when you get there. On the Trip Planning form you can indicate how many bags you want shuttled.

How do I get me and my bike back to the start?

We will also shuttle you and your bike and bags at the end of your ride so indicate that to us on the Trip planning form as well. Alternately we can shuttle your vehicle to you when you finish your ride.

What do I get if I purchase a Package with you for my cycle ride?

Everyone has different requirements so we email you a Ride Planning Form/ It details all the aspects of your ride that you need to consider. Then you indicate what you would like us to do for you. Email it back and we will give you a price along with a list of the inclusions you asked for. We will let you know if we think you have left anything out.

How do I get to the start?

As part of your package we can arrange transport to or from Christchurch. You indicate this to us on the Planner if you want us to do this 

8 Whall St, Greymouth, West Coast, South Island, NZ