A long weekend bash from Ohau up the grandly proportioned Hopkins Valley with great huts and camping spots. It’s a feast for fatbikes with numerous river crossings and river bed travel and an outstanding alpine setting.

The Hopkins Valley is a gem, and a fave of ours for loading up the fatbikes and taking the path less pedalled.

  • Fording wide but shallow (when the conditions are good) river braids that are very rideable and fun on a fatbike.
  • Great huts with fireplaces so you can stoke up some heat to thaw the feet after all the river crossings!