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[MTB TOUR] Nelson + Wairoa Gorge - Labour Weekend 2018 - 6Days / 5Nights
UPDATE **** OK we've reached 20 now - So definitely put yourselves on the waitlist if you want to join this trip so I know when we have enough numbers to warrant arranging additional accomodation properties ** Next October we are heading down to Nelson to make the most of the 3 day labour weekend by tacking on 3 more holidays to provide us with a 6 day MTB trip to the top of the south island. Come join us for some spring time riding in the sunshine capital of NZ. Monday 22nd is Labour day however you will need to secure annual leave for Thu 18, Fri 19th & Tue 23rd. Ideally we will fly down early on Thur morning and then return later on Tues Eve which will effectively give us 6 days of potential riding goodness --------------- THE RIDING: There are many different options for park/trails in and around Nelson. Most are free (except for Wairoa Gorge and Sharlands) and trail grades range from grade 2 right up to expert - so you should be able to find something that suits your abilities. » Codgers - grades 3/4 » Hira/Sharlands - $10 access (2 week) grade 2/3/4/5 » Te Matai - grade 3/4/5 » Dun Mountain - grade 2/3 » Richmond Hills - grade 2/3/4/5 » Rabbit island - grade 2 family type trails » Kaiteriteri - » Silvan Forest - » Wairoa Gorge - $[masked] park access fee per day (includes 5 shuttle runs) - this park is only for Advanced riders ---------------------- ACCOMODATION: I have located an absolutely awesome Lodge that can accomodate up to 18 people with ease and comfort - which offers a mix of twin and triple share in 7 lavish rooms, with 5 bathrooms. The beds are split-Queens/Kings so are able to be configured for either Singles or Couples This will be our main home base of operations for social activities (eg BBQ Dinners in the evening) and it is set on a farm/orchard with a beautiful outlook across the plains toward Rabbit island. Plus it is very well located for heading to most of our riding locations listed above. In fact you could easily ride to a few of them from the house. We will have secure lockup options for the bikes and a place to clean them etc at the lodge. Initially I am setting the trip at a max of 20 people (18 in the lodge plus Inesa & I will be staying in another cottage nearby as we will have our Schnauzer with us so cannot stay at the lodge) but if we get overwhelmed with larger numbers wanting to join us on this trip then I will look at options for securing other houses/lodges within close proximity. If you miss the RSVP but still would like to go then jump on the waitlist so I can see if I need to source more accomodation. ---------------- COSTS: **Accommodation: The costs for the accomodation are set at $65pp/pn (fyi that charge has a small margin built in which is put towards a collective fund which pays for the BBQ Dinners every evening). So calculate your Accommodation and Dinner components as being $65x5nights = $325pp Note: I will be requiring advance payment for the accommodation to be paid in January so we can secure the accomodation bookings - as always no payment = no spot, so please only RSVP if you are definitely intending on going on the trip and meeting that monetary obligation **Food: Dinner is included in the above Accommodation cost Breakfasts & Lunches are BYO (bring or buy) as are any other snacks or drink requirements. **Other Cost considerations: » Flight to Nelson - DIY bookings - Depending on when & what you book I'd budget on $200-$400 return » Transport in Nelson - YTBC - I'm going to investigate options for either Hiring our own Vans and Trailers for getting around to the MTB parks or alternatively will see what we can source in regards to local Shuttle service on a per destination basis. I'd probably overestimate at about $150pp to start with for budgeting purposes (for the entire 6 day period) but will update with real cost once I know more.

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