Love the thrill of careering down a forest track or along a rocky ridge? Then New Zealand is just the spot to indulge your mountain biking passion.
New Zealanders have taken to mountain biking with a passion. There are mountain bike trails everywhere. The 42 Traverse in the Tongariro National Park is fast developing a reputation and for the real adventure junkie there’s all-day downhill with alpine heli-biking.
But mountain biking doesn’t have to mean full-speed risk to life and limb riding. Cycling is a wonderful way to cover ground, giving you the ability to stop when you like to experience the wonders of the natural world. You can explore a coast road or wander a wine trail; go cross-country or follow an old rail track. You have the freedom to do it as you wish; with the pleasure of your own company or sharing the wonders with a companion.