NATIVE NORTH

7 DAYS 

 

“Native North” is a more than just a mountain biking holiday, it’s the way to Discover New Zealand.

 

Ride the IMBA  Gold certified epic trails of Rotorua and Taupo

Explore backcountry rides deep in the old growth forests, shuttled singletrack trail networks that entice the world's best riders for Crankworx & the Enduro World Series. Tick heli biking off the bucket list on a private mountain bike trail nestled in deepest Taupo, and get your fill of thrill in our lift assisted enduro park.


Located in the native rainforests and geothermal landscapes, our MTB tours are designed to immerse you in the hidden world of New Zealand. Visit volcanic craters, soak in geothermal hot-pools and explore the culture of the Māori. Ride in the giant redwoods, swim in pristine lakes and sip award-winning beer and wine at the end of a day's riding.  Its all about time on and off the bike when you ride with us.

The Good Stuff

  • Ride the worlds best single track in stunning native forests

  • Shuttle the Redwoods and let your guide show you the best selection of hand-picked trails

  • Relax in natural hot pools after a day on the bike

  • Get lost (not really) on a sacred mountain, then ride one of Rotorua's most hallowed descents

  • After a great days riding, hang out in the funky pubs and bars of Rotorua visit geothermal wonderlands and immerse yourself in Maori culture that is New Zealand

The Itinerary

NATIVE NORTH LOCATIONS

DAY 1 & 2

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What's Included

  • 7 Days Guided Riding

  • JustMTB Guides - on and off the trails!

  • Accommodation - Twin share/Double

  • All Breakfasts & Lunches, and 3 Dinners

  • All Transport Whilst With Us

  • Airport Transfers

  •  24/7 Travel Guides On Call

  • Heli-drop into the forest -  extra charges may apply

  • Shuttles (Boat/Bus) Required To Complete A Trip

  • Natural Thermal Hotpools

  • Post Ride Beers

  • All Local Taxes & Concessions, Trail & Park Entry Fees

The Itinerary

DAY 1, 2 & 3

We'll greet you at the Rotorua airport and whisk you straight to our accommodation. A gentle warm-up ride to acclimatise to New Zealand, bike check and suspension tune followed by beers overlooking the lake and dinner in town.  

Ride 2-3 hours / 15-25km

Ticking off an iconic ride you'll traverse flowing singletrack by a crystal clear lake with a backdrop of snowcapped volcanoes. Recuperate with a soak in natural thermal hot pools.  

Ride 4-7 hours / 40-80km

We climb a secluded native forested mountain, to enjoy incredible views, then bomb back down the same way we came in, enjoying sweeping turns and technical sections in the beautful lush forest. Grade 3-4 single track

Ride 3-4 hours / 25-35km

DAY 4, 5 & 6

Welcome to the jungle!

 

You'll ride the best of Rotorua's trail network. Technical singletrack, berms, jumps, and a shuttle to take you up the hill again - could this place be heaven? Add in some culture with a Maori show.

Ride 5-6 hours / 25-40km

 

Time for heli-biking! We get dropped into a Jurassic forest at an alpine hut. With a decent climb in some amazing forest, we then ride one of our all-time favourite descents, 15 km long to the valley floor. Extra  costs may apply   

Ride 3-6 hours/20-30km depending on the drop point

 

An action-packed day, ride one of our top 3 descents in New Zealand, climb a volcanic cone & take a dip in the hot pools.  

Ride 4-5 hours / 28km

DAY 7 

A day of choices, ride one of New Zealand's best bike parks, shuttles in the forest or ride some stunning singletrack with the group or on your own. We always leave the last day flexible to see how we roll.   

Ride 4-5 hours / 20-25km

It's our last night out before we say goodbye to our new mates and head back home.

Traveling, mountain biking, site-seeing, eating, drinking, and adventuring with JustMTB was an amazing experience. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to have an awesome mountain biking experience with good company, great bikes, custom guiding, and beautiful locations. Thanks JustMTB!  

Robin, Seattle, USA

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Optional Activities

Heli-biking

Bungee jump

Jet Boating

DH and Enduro skills course

Luge

Agrodome farm visit

Kiwi encounter

Dirt biking and Quads

Your Accomodation

  • We always stay in great digs, close to the action and but nice and quiet

  • Twin share (no dorms or snorers with JustMTB) or a single supplement is available

  • Most houses have a BBQ and a great place to hang with a few beers, sitting on a secluded balcony with your mates surrounded by nature.

Your Guide

  • You will have the pleasure of the Rodfather!

  • Rod has been riding bikes before most of us were born. If the riding doesn't involve a trail, then don't bother talking to him.

  • Rod has raced DH for NZ, coaches regularly and is a local trail builder and MTB advocate in the North.

  • Rod also works with a heap of other good guys who will make this tour the epic single track holiday you are looking for.

 

Rod writes his regular blog at his website www.therodfather.co.nz or can be found writing and sharing his wisdom on our news page!

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