The Heaphy Track is said to be the greatest mountain bike adventure in New Zealand. It crosses the magnificent Kahurangi National Park and takes in beautiful rivers, pristine forests, distant mountains and wild beaches. The Heaphy is open for a trial period, from 2011-2013, between 1 May and 30 September – the coldest, wettest months of the year. In fine weather, it’s the greatest back-country ride in New Zealand. In bad weather, it’s an epic. For experienced back-country riders, the Heaphy remains a classic among classics for its stunning scenery, amazing wildlife and the satisfying sense of accomplishment it engenders.