Mountain Biking in New Zealand

Mountain biking is an action packed sport that has increased in popularity, especially in New Zealand. A good number of New Zealand local governments have created the ultimate purpose-built training tracks and challenge circuits near the cities. The tracks are created with sweeping crossings, steep drops, sweeping corners, abrupt drop-offs, and large jumps. The increasing population of Mountain bikers participate in the regular competitive events.

For mountain bikers, New Zealand offers a plethora of riding opportunities, either riding on your own on hired bikes or as part of a guided tour. New Zealand visitor centers can advise you in finding exciting, steep descents for your NZ mountain biking adventure. New tracks are now available on excellent routes through native forests, over mountain passes, old logging tracks, and tramping routes along some extremely isolated NZ coastlines. New Zealand has a wide variety of mountain biking terrain to meet every preference. Cycle shops in the main New Zealand centers rent bikes at affordable rates for a half day or full day. You can visit remote mountain top locations when you take commercial mountain bike day trips or multiple day tours. Traveling to the bottom in a helicopter or 4WD vehicle will be a thrilling experience.

On New Zealand’s North Island, your ride can take you to outstanding sites such as Auckland’s exotic forests, Rotorua’s special challenge circuits and Tongariro’s 42 Traverse. On the South Island you can participate in heli-mountain biking down ski field access roads; take great rides on Christchurch’s Port Hills and alpine ridge tracks around Queenstown and Wanaka.

Everything a mountain biker could desire for spills and thrills can be found in New Zealand.


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