That's the course pretty much done and checked and hopefully only a few minor tweaks around obstacles. The dry weather (El Nino?) has been problematic with many forestry areas out of bounds due to the high fire risk (HINT: please don't go lighting any fires in areas with total bans).
And yes, the GSB does reach the ocean! Coastal Otago is still Otago.
|Quiet seaside community of Karitane|
Will be interested in what people think of the 'Eastern' GSB course. The GSB now has 3 courses which it will alternate over consecutive years. The Original 'Central' course, the more recent 'Western' course, taking in Queenstown, and the present 'Eastern' course. There is still plenty of scope to have slight variations each year but the plan is to have 3 core courses to work with which take in the best of the Central South Island bike-packing.