Milford Mountain Classic 2016

Milford Mountain Classic 2016

Riders at the start of the Milford Mountain Classic in Milford Sound

A breathtaking mountain cycle race like no other

The Milford Classic Cycle Race runs from Milford Sound, along the Milford Road and finishes in Te Anau. There are several event categories and a short course.

The event offers a huge personal challenge and the unique opportunity to race through Fiordland's remarkable scenery. This area has long been described as the "Eighth Wonder of the World" – and with good reason.

The 2016 Milford Mountain Classic is on Saturday January 23.
Online entries for the 2016 event are not yet open.

Alpine cycle race options from Milford to Te Anau.

  • Saturday 23rd January: 4.15pm MMC starts at Milford Sound
  • Saturday 23rd January: 4.30pm Homer Hundred starts at Homer Tunnel
  • Saturday 23rd January: 5pm Eglinton Challenge Starts at the Eglinton Flats

The Milford Mountain Classic

Starting at 4.15pm the Milford Mountain Classic is a tough 120km race from Milford to Te Anau.

As the race includes two major climbs, it is probably more like the equivalent of a 150km race. Starting at sea level in Milford, the cycle race climbs to a high point of 940m at the Eastern Portal of the Homer Tunnel (King of the Mountain location). There is a further steady climb from the Hollyford turnoff to "The Divide" before following the Eglinton Valley to Te Anau Downs and the Lake Te Anau shore to a Te Anau finish. 

The Ricoh Homer Hundred

Starting at 4.30pm the Ricoh Homer Hundred is a 101km road cycle race from the Te Anau side of the Homer Tunnel to Te Anau.

This ride starts in the high mountains with the scenery of the upper Hollyford and Eglinton Valleys, but without the initial climb between Milford Sound and the Homer Tunnel.

The Meridian Eglinton Challenge

Starting at 5.00pm the Meridian Eglinton Challenge begins at Knobs Flat and covers the last 65kms of the race course.

The only serious hill climb commences at Te Anau Downs Station where competitors face the Retford Hill before easing to a gentle downhill into Te Anau Downs.

For more information please see the website or contact us at
Event Date: 
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Milford Sound
fb Event Summary: 
The alpine cycle race from Milford to Te Anau. Saturday 23rd January: 4.15pm MMC starts Saturday 23rd January: 4.30pm Homer Hundred starts Saturday 23rd January: 5pm Eglinton Challenge Starts
Event Price: 
$45 - $115

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