NORTH AND SOUTH

7 DAYS

 

Ride some of most demanding and technical single track  with a focus on the down!

 

This is a custom trip for private groups due to the technical enduro style trails 

We start with a day biking in and around Wellington with an incredible mix of terrain and locations, interspersed with good food and award-winning beer.

 

Then across the Cook Strait to the South Island for an afternoon of majestical beechwood single track and a swim in the ocean. Next a heli ride into the mountains to savor one of New Zealand's finest native singletrack descents. Next, we have three full days of shuttles in the local Nelson mountains and the Wairoa Gorge, one of the worlds finest private bike parks with over 70kms of sculptured man-made trails.

The Good Stuff

  • Ride the secret trails of our capital that only the Rodfather knows

  • Stop for award-winning coffee and finish in a craft brewery that makes Wellington such a great place to live

  • A majestic boat trip over to the South Island and then world-class single track

  • Heli and shuttles that will leave you breathless

  • Swimming in crystal clear rivers and ocean bay's

  • Award-winning food, beer, and wine that Marlborough is rightly famous for

  • Private access to a bike park that is world class

The Itinerary

NATIVE NORTH LOCATIONS

DAY 1 & 2

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What's Included

  • Meet, greet, bike assembly and suspension check (Shockwiz option available)

  • Airport transfers and all riding transport

  • A JustMTB guide for all your single track riding and apres bike activities

  • Ferry to the majestic South Island

  • All shuttles and helicopter transfers

  • Twin share accommodation (single supplement available)

  • Access to a world-famous private bike park just for us!

  • Post ride beers

  • All breakfasts and lunches plus Redbull to help you along the trails

The Itinerary

DAY 1

  • Fly into Wellington, ride some of the best single track just minutes from the best cafes, restaurants, and micro-breweries in the land

  • Build the bikes and get to know the team then dinner at one of our favourite restaurants 

  • Ride the City’s many bike parks and secret trails from mini DH runs to flowing beech singletrack. Stop off along the way to taste beer and eat good food then dine at another of our favourite restaurants

  • We scale many of the big hills for stunning views of the city and the South Island. Areas covered: Mt. Victoria, Makara Peak, Wainuiomata Trail Project  

Ride: 3-5 hours, grade 3/4/5

DAY 2 & 3

  • We sail across the Cook Strait for an afternoon of glorious native singletrack and an ocean swim

  • A 4WD track that leads into a stunning singletrack climb, next a fast flowing descent through NZ’s native Beech forests, with tech sections littered in for fun, until we reach a secluded bay for a swim and a cold beer. This trail features in the renowned NZ Enduro Day 1. Then food, banter, and beer

Ride: 2-3 hours, grade 3.

  • Climb aboard a heli to be dropped ¾ of the way up a big ol’ mountain to ride stages 1 and 2 of the NZ Enduro

  • We descend an old logging track followed by a climb to then bomb down Wakamarina, one of NZ finest singletrack descents, to finish with a cold beer and a swim in a crystal clear river 

  • Next to Nelson, known for its relaxed atmosphere and warm sunny climate

Ride: 10 min descent/40 min climb/1 hour descent.

DAY 4, 5 & 6

  • Climb aboard a 4WD shuttle for a day of long steep tech single track, mountain descents, all with more features, roots, rocks, flora and fauna than your brain can handle! A river dip then into our back country lodge for  the night. Most trails have a mix of steep technical roots and rocks with drops and tight turns. Each run takes 30- 40 minutes 

 

Ride:2-3 hours, grade 4/5.

  • We wake to look out over the Wairoa Gorge, one of the most  crafted private bike parks in the world. A full day of 4WD shuttles with over 70kms of incredible long flowy 100% hand crafted trails

  • Only 42 people at a time can ride this park so you are guaranteed mountainbike nirvana with what feels like the whole place to yourselves

  • Yes…another swim and then back to Nelson for a good night out

  • You can take it easy or test your limits on some seriously steep and technical descents built by a few of  NZs’ finest riders. Home of the famous Dodzy Memorial Enduro.  

 

Ride:5-6 one-hour-long descents, grade 3-6

Such incredible value and I couldn't be happier with everything about the holiday. For anyone remotely interested in mountain biking, I highly recommend this.  I wish I could give this 6 stars! ★★★★★  

Max, Canberra, AUS

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Optional Activities

Wine tours and micro - brewery visits  

Kayaking and boat tours

Blue cod fishing and crayfish diving

Hot pools  

Your Accomodation

  • This trip has a mixture of small hotels, MTB friendly Kiwi homes and wilderness lodges with stunning views all hand-picked by us.

  • All rooms are twin share unless a single supplement is requested (no dorms with us!)

  • Awake to stunning views of untouched wilderness, a few pedal strokes from the trails  

  • We will eat at award-winning restaurants and also home cook in remote locations

Your Guide

  • If it's not about mountain bikes and trails then Rod isn't interested. From his younger days of racing In the New Zealand Downhill team to talking smack on his MTB website therodfather.co.nz 

  • Today, Rod works as a mtb guide, mechanic, riding instructor mtb journalist.

  • He loves showing people a great time and is super proud of what NZ has to offer you guys and can't wait to get you shredding.

  • Rod loves Wellington and even more the super technical Nelson trails, he can't wait to show them to you!

  • Even better he's a dab hand on the BBQ cooking a mean "spread" as we call it in Aotearoa

Date & Pricing

Prices include....

What's Not Included

  • Flights into & out of New Zealand

  • Flight to Wellington

  • Remaining evening meals

  • Bike Hire (we can arrange this for you)

  • Other Alcoholic Beverages

  • Tourist visas & travel/medical insurance 

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