fbpx

Adventure Riding NZ

New Zealand's Adventure Riding community, free GPS track downloads, forums, and more!


 
 

You must be registered and logged in to see this page.


Use the Register - Sign in box on the right hand side to access all the great content on the Adventure Riding NZ website, it's free and fast to do.

 
 
 
 
Viewing 14 posts - 1 through 14 (of 14 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #1460
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    The Nevis is 65km of riding bliss, The North and South ends of the track rise over hill ranges with stunning views for miles in many directions before dropping into the Nevis valley which provides stunning scenery, ruins, and over 25 river crossings in about as many kilometres at the southern end.

    [See the full post at: The Nevis]

    #7568
    kiwiwildes
    Participant
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Rode today couple of river crossing up to seat but so much fun

    #19375
    neil.
    Participant
    • Bike: XT660R
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    How actually difficult is this (summer)? would a bike with a 19″ front wheel be ok? (g650gs / v-strom etc)I have only ever seen videos and pictures of riders on more off-road oriented bikes?

    #19377
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    When we rode it the water crossings were barely more than ankle deep and except for maybe one section a competent rider could probably have ridden it on a naked road bike. The track itself was in a pretty good state and the water crossings flat bottomed.

    Nearer the Garston end there was one crossing that had quite a deep hole which could be skirted on the right side of the crossing when heading North to South, water was still about axle deep. After exiting this crossing there was ~100 meters of quite rough ground.

    Bear in mind this area gets a lot of weather over winter and conditions can change season to season but as we have rated it above an intermediate skill rider should have no real problems on a larger bike.

    @neil. said:
    How actually difficult is this (summer)? would a bike with a 19″ front wheel be ok? (g650gs / v-strom etc)I have only ever seen videos and pictures of riders on more off-road oriented bikes?

    #28657
    Tom Kettlewell
    Participant
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Rode the nevis garston to bannockburn on Tuesday. Dl650 stock standard no bash plate or engine crash bars with 90/10 Street tyres. Im competent in motox vut this was the first time on a rough ish track on a heavy weight.

    1 hr 50 mins with 2 stops for a chat for maybe 10 mins. Video of all rivee crossings (2 days after high flow)

    #29309
    OldBeer
    Participant
    • Bike: R1200GS, DL650, DRZ250, DRZ400S,
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    I finally made it to this road last weekend and rode the part from Bannockburn up and over Duffers and down to the farmstead then turned round and headed back as it was getting a bit late in the day. It was a great run and I will be counting the days until I can get back there and do it properly. My plan is to ride north to south then turn round and come back through.

    #32362
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    The Nevis Road will be closed March 7th and 8Th 2020 for an event.

    #32391
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Central Otago District Council

    ROAD REPORT, 4/02/2020 3.30pm:
    Nevis Road is CLOSED at the 17km mark due to a flooded bridge. There is no access to the Nevis township by road.

    This site will remain closed overnight until a structural assessment can be completed.

    #32419
    Andrew Thomson
    Participant
    • Bike: Super Tenere, Concours 14, WR250R, RMX450Z
    • Rank: 1000cc Rider

    Lucky to get through on the Dusty then. Absolutely magic ride! 11/10. I’ll be back…

    #32422
    Stuart Morgan
    Participant
    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    Went thru a few days before you, met Dusty Butt Riders coming down the Carrick Town track. My Bike died in the same bog hole. But was only water on the Spark plug cap, so soon got going. Thats the only tricky part of the track. Couple of deep rutted out bog holes by big 4WD’s

    #32500
    Adam Wyrick
    Participant
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Is the Nevis currently open? How do I look into this? Planning to take in mid April.

    #32502
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    @YankeeRider6669 said:
    Is the Nevis currently open? How do I look into this? Planning to take in mid April.

    I’ve added a link in the description at the top to the DOC website for the Nevis Road.

    #36006
    Brainflex
    Participant
    • Bike: CT110, Husky TE 250, DRZ250, CB500X
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider
    #36307
    Crosby Travels
    Participant
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    How is the Nevis road condition at the moment, Thanks.

Viewing 14 posts - 1 through 14 (of 14 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.