From mountains to sea, forest to farmland, flowy, rocky, steep or flat – New Zealand’s diverse mountain biking regions and trails will wow you.
Whakarewarewa Forest and Skyline Gravity park reign supreme in the region Red Bull calls ‘mountain bike heaven’, and the IMBA awarded Gold Status. Rotorua is a mountain biking haven and not to be missed.
Taupō’s ancient volcanic lake and forested, often steamy surrounds are a stunning setting for some of New Zealand's best and fabulously free-draining trails.
Tongariro and Whanganui National Parks along with Ruapehu’s many other nature reserves offer a wide range of biking adventures featuring incredible natural and human history.
A popular holiday and biking destination with IMBA Gold Status, Nelson Tasman serves up rides stretching from mountains to sea and featuring highlights as diverse as ancient wilderness to country cafes and craft breweries.
The rides spread out through this region run the gamut from purpose-built to pioneer trails, across landscapes from coastal, to golden high-country tussocklands and untouched mountain forests.
This stunning all-seasons adventure playground boasts an enviable array of trails rich in lake, river, and mountain scenery, centred around the buzzing resort town of Wanaka.
With spectacular mountain surrounds it’s no surprise that Australasia’s premier adventure resort gives Rotorua a run for its money in the fight for New Zealand's mountain biking crown.
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.
Enjoy the freedom of riding without the hassle of logistics by taking a guided or self-guided mountain bike tour.
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