It’s not for the faint-hearted, but for those up for the challenge the Milford Mountain Classic is likely to be the ride of a lifetime.
The hardy souls who saddle up for the annual challenge are treated to magnificant vistas of Fiordland National Park – a region described as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’.
Resisting the urge to stop and admire the view could prove the hardest thing about racing through the world-reknowned World Heritage Area.
The eith edition of the Classic is being held on Saturday 18th February 2023 for experienced riders through the wonder that is the Milford Road.
Options include the 120km Classic starting under the shoulder of Mitre Peak, from Milford Sound to Te Anau; the Homer Hundred, a 100km ride to Te Anau starting at eastern end of the Homer Tunnel; or the Eglington Challenge, which clocks up 65km of breath-taking country before arriving in Te Anau.
Towering mountains, wild rivers, waterfalls, beech forest on one of the most iconic highways in the world; the hard work is rewarded on many levels.