Ever wondered what our amazing riding actually looks like? Take a look at our five favourite New Zealand mountain biking films featuring some of our favourite tour trails
New Zealand mountain biking is amazing. There, I said it. But that doesn't help you understand what our world class mountain biking is like. I could explain to you all day about the rolling and flowing singletrack, the stunning native forests, big views whilst riding ridge lines - but some things you just have to see! So if you're joining us for an MTB tour this year, these 5 films will get you stoked for your upcoming New Zealand mountain biking adventure!
1. Old Ghost Road By Drone
Without doubt the Old Ghost Road was one of most popular days on our Alpine South mountain biking tours last season. It's not really hard to see why, the mix of fast flowing trail and stunning views make this trail a must do! With the option to stay overnight in a trail side hut, this singletrack extravaganza ticks all the boxes!
Credit - West Coast Film
2. New Zealand - Proven Here
Another two iconic New Zealand mountain biking spots providing arguably some of the world's best singletrack. The amazing singletrack trails of Queenstown flowing through hillsides of tussock grass & the beech forests of Arthurs Pass are both very unique experiences. We give you 5 days to get your fill of singletrack paradise!
Credit - Yeti Cycles
3. Rainbow Mountain
Could this be one of the best sections of mountain biking trail in North Island? You'll have to join a Native North mountain biking tour to find out! Starting with 360 views of the surrounding volcanic landscape from the peak, the trail is as fun as they come. Technical rocky traverses followed by a bobsleigh track of berms & turns through the trees and finally the perilously fast "Fern Turns" at the bottom.
Credit - RedBull
4. Escape To Oamaru
Bike Mag & Mike Hopkins did a great job showcasing this overnight classic. We did a similar trip and showed the Pinkbike crew this stunning forest trail. Call it sensible, call it cheating, we decided to spend the morning heli biking nearby before dropping at the hut & riding out the next day. An absolute classic New Zealand mountain biking adventure. Read about our trip over on Pinkbike.
Credit - Bike Mag
5. Into the Arrow
Arrowtown has an amazing vibe for such a tiny place. Whilst it's always dwarfed by it's big brother Queenstown, for those that know there's some classic New Zealand MTB trails to be ridden. Our top choice for a post ride beer is the town pub, staring at the stunning hills and colourful trees all around whilst sharing stories of the days trails!
Credit - Tim Pierce
If you've been inspired and want to ride these trails, check out our Native North & Alpine South tours.