Here’s a few useful links to help with planning your trip to Aotearoa New Zealand.
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By Sven Martin
By Nelson Regional Development Agency
Boasting an IMBA Gold Status, Nelson Tasman serves up rides stretching from mountains to sea and featuring a range of diverse highlights.
Easily accessible and featuring unbeatable riding surfaces, these popular Nelson trails are a must-try!
Enjoy the freedom of riding without the hassle of logistics by taking a guided or self-guided mountain bike tour.
For trail maps, ride tips, bike hire and repairs, head to one of Nelson’s local bike shops.
Few countries in the world serve up such diverse riding – from urban forest trails to rugged, remote mountaintop tracks. This practical guide helps you plan a safe and enjoyable mountain biking holiday in New Zealand.
2-3 Days — 78.4 Km
This Great Walk is also a fantastic multi-day New Zealand mountain biking trail traversing the diverse, often surreal landscapes of Kahurangi National Park.
1-4 Hours — 40+ Km
This great little mountain bike park is nestled in the forest beside Kaiteriteri in Nelson, one of New Zealand’s most beautiful beach resorts.
2-4 Hrs — 20 km
Starting in strange, limestone wonderland, this single-track classic winds through native forest from the top of Takaka Hill down to Golden Bay.
1 Day (4-6 Hrs) — 43 Km
Starting from central Nelson - the Coppermine Trail will wow you with its amazing alpine landscape, epic views and flowing, super-fun downhill. This memorable one-day adventure is for fit mountain bikers.
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