Trail Grades

Our trails have been graded according to the trail grade standards set out by NZ Cycle Trails. You can read them here:

https://nzcycletrail.com/need-to-know/trail-grades/

We recommend riders are fit and well prepared and we encourage you to know your limits and choose a trail that's suitable for all the riders in your group. Remember your safety is your responsibility.

Golden Downs Trail

Ride Length
59 km
Riding Time
3-5 Hours
Grade
3: Intermediate
Status
Complete

The Golden Downs Trail links Tasman's Great Taste Trail with Nelson Lakes National Park.

It follows picturesque country roads over two saddles and requires an intermediate level of fitness and road touring experience.

A guide can be found here on the NZ Cycle Trail website.

The Golden Downs Trail can be used to link to The Rainbow Trail which takes cycles all the way to the alpine resort village of Hanmer Springs in North Canterbury.