Top Mountain Biking Tracks in Nelson

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Easily accessible and featuring unbeatable riding surfaces, these popular Nelson tracks are a must-try!

Heaphy Track

An unforgettable adventure through the remote wonderland of Kahurangi National Park, this ride takes in strange and ever-changing landscapes, with the bonus of staying in atmospheric backcountry huts.

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Heaphy Mountain Biking Track, Nelson

By Adventure Media Group

A classic amongst classics, this remote and challenging ride features stunning wilderness.

Highlights

  • Kahurangi National Park
  • Native wildlife
  • Spectacular mountains & rivers

Proximity

GRADE

Advanced

Rameka Track

Built in the 1850s as a stocl route, this mostly downhill track in the Abel Tasman National Park features plenty of rough, rocky and rooty sections to keep you on your toes. 

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Rameka Track, Nelson

By Derek Morrison

Take a pit stop to soak up the views on the Rameka Track.

Highlights

  • Canaan Downs (Lord of the Rings)
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Howards Hole cave network

Proximity

GRADE

Intermediate - Advanced

Kaiteriteri Mountain Biking Park

This fantastic park located at the edge of Abel Tasman National Park caters for riders of all abilities, with its expertly crafted trails varying from easy downhills to gut-busting grind-ups and steep climbs.

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Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park, Nelson

By Sven Martin

This small but well placed MTB park features trails especially crafted by experienced mountain bikers to meet the needs of avid riders.

Highlights

  • Fun, easy trails
  • Gateway to Abel Tasman National Park
  • Stunning beach

Proximity

  • By car: 1hr 10mins to Nelson

GRADE

Easy - Expert

Dun Mountain Trail

Easily accessible from Nelson city, this memorable ride traces the old Dun Mountain Railway into breathtaking alpine territory before barreling downhill back to the city. 

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Dun Mountain Trail, Nelson

By Grant Stirling

Epic Tasman Bay views and exciting downhill rides are among the highlights of this stunning trail.

Highlights

  • Panoramic views
  • Crazy alpine landforms
  • Exhilarating 20km downhill

Proximity

GRADE

Intermediate - Advanced

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