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Mountain Biking in New Zealand

Discover the stunning scenery and mesmerizing landscapes of New Zealand on a mountain bike!

Boasting everything from snow-capped mountains to rocky beaches, mountain biking is the best way to see as much of this beautiful country as possible. Regardless of what type of adventure you are looking for, you will find it here! Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Mountain Biking trips in New Zealand. The mountains are calling!

Top mountain biking trips | New Zealand:


There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Biking in New Zealand

Boasting snow-capped peaks reaching 3,000 meters (9,750 feet) and higher, verdant valleys and rugged coastline, there is plenty of natural splendor to experience in New Zealand. Heading out on a mountain bike is a great way to see


Good to know:

Country Code:



English, Maori

Best time to visit:

November to March


New Zealand dollar (NZD)

What’s the weather like?

New Zealand is generally a temperate country, but with some profound climatic differences. Summers tend to have temperatures in the mid-20ºCs. Rain falls evenly throughout the year and is not infrequent

How to get there:

Most outdoor adventure trips to New Zealand begin with a flight into Christchurch International Airport (CHC), on the South Island. From here, it is easy to rent a car and drive to your final destination

More info about Mountain Biking in New Zealand:

Situated in the southern Pacific Ocean about 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles) away from Australia, New Zealand is a veritable paradise for mountain biking enthusiasts. Due to its diverse landscapes and changing topographies, there are plenty of places to explore. Among the favorites for long-distance cyclers is the 3-day 151-kilometer (94-mile) ride on the Otago Central Rail Trail. Passing through the heart of New Zealand, the railway provides plenty of stunning views of the verdant plains, rolling hills and deep canyons. For mountain bikers looking for a bit more of a rush, heading to Rainbow Mountain for a single-day ride is a great option. Spend the day cycling up to one of the mountain’s various ridgelines before racing back down to the valley below on the colorful volcanic soil. Enjoy a soak in the nearby thermal springs after the ride as well

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