We are collecting and sharing family experiences of riding on The Old Ghost Road so you can see what others have done.   This will give you some confidence and understanding of whether your kids may be capable of doing the same type of ride. The age is only a guide – you are better to focus on matching your families capability or riding experience, with this in mind you may have to read more than one section.

We hope this will help you and your family goRide more places, more often with a SMILE. This story is an active resource (we will be constantly adding to it) and sharing family experiences and comments.

Have you ridden The Old Ghost Road with family or a group?  Your story could appear here or in the individual riding section…

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RIDING THE OLD GHOST ROAD 

PLEASE NOTE: if your family has children that sit in more than one age range you will have to read more than one section

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Kids Ages & Gender:

7 year old girl and 9 year old boy

Attached or Towed – how?  

Towed up hill (7yr old girl) on this trip as we were under time pressure – used a Tow Whee tow rope

Date of Ride

June 2019

Describe your families riding level or how often you usually ride together

Almost never in winter but approx twice per week in summer

Multi Day or Day Ride:

Multi day. Lyell to Lyell Saddle Hut return

Describe how you did the ride. Time/distance/days etc

We rode over two days. The hut was really fun.

ADULT COMMENT: Share with us your experience of the ride, what did you think of the trail?  Why?

We left Nelson after children’s football on Saturday and we were riding from Lyell by 2.30pm. The children did really well on the 18km distance despite less than ideal conditions – it was raining lightly within an hour of taking off (despite the forecast having been clear #Westcoast!) which made the trail much more slippy than normal. We had the hut to ourselves and played card games by candle light. Next morning we rode out – needing regular breaks for Miss 7 year old as her arms got sore on the down hill – it was by far the longest ride she had ever done, but she loved it and is already asking when we can do it again – but in summer this time as her toes were too cold on this trip!!

KIDS COMMENT/S: Share with us your child’s/children’s experience of the ride, what did they think of the trail?  Why?

The track was cold, wet and rocky. But I enjoyed it.

Any tips or comments for other families…

A great family ride. The advantage of a winter trip is that the hut is quiet.

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Have you ridden the Old Ghost Road with children?  Your story could appear here.  Simply click the goRide Sharing button above.

Have you ridden the Old Ghost Road with children?  Your story could appear here.  Simply click the goRide Sharing button above.

Have you ridden the Old Ghost Road with children?  Your story could appear here.  Simply click the goRide Sharing button above.

 Kids Ages & Gender:

7 year old girl and 9 year old boy

Attached or Towed – how?

Towed up hill (7yr old girl) on this trip as we were under time pressure – Tow Whee Tow Rope

Date of Ride

June 2019

Describe your families riding level or how often you usually ride together

Almost never in winter but approx twice per week in summer.

Multi Day or Day Ride:

Multi day.  Lyell to Lyell Saddle Hut return

Describe how you did the ride. Time/distance/days etc

We rode over two days. The hut was really fun.

ADULT COMMENT: Share with us your experience of the ride, what did you think of the trail?  Why?

We left Nelson after children’s football on Saturday and we were riding from Lyell by 2.30pm. The children did really well on the 18km distance despite less than ideal conditions – it was raining lightly within an hour of taking off (despite the forecast having been clear #westcoast!) which made the trail much more slippy than normal. We had the hut to ourselves and played card games by candle light. Next morning we rode out – needing regular breaks for Miss 7 year old as her arms got sore on the down hill – it was by far the longest ride she had ever done, but she loved it and is already asking when we can do it again – but in summer this time as her toes were too cold on this trip!!

KIDS COMMENT/S: Share with us your child’s/children’s experience of the ride, what did they think of the trail?  Why?

“The track was cold, wet and rocky. But I enjoyed it” – 7 yr old girl

Any tips or comments for other families…

A great family ride. The advantage of a winter trip is that the hut is quiet.

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