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Hero dirt, virgin forests, and world-class singletrack

With over 2000 trails, New Zealand’s North and South Islands are abundant in MTB possibilities. You heard it right – fantastic mountain biking trails can be found in almost every corner! In fact, each island offers different types of terrain and trails! One features breathtaking volcanoes and geothermal wonders with special sights and scenery that take riding adventures to a whole new level, while the other presents great options for anyone interested in exciting mountain trails with an alpine atmosphere. Many of the mountain biking trails are flowing singletrack, purpose-built by enthusiastic volunteers, with numerous world-famous, award-winning Enduro trails. You get to plummet from these legendary spots, jump over native tree roots and raise dust just about anywhere you want throughout the country!

Things to know

  • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.

    We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in New Zealand, please refer to the New Zealand Government website.

    Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

  • This is what you get on this adventure:

    • A professional guide for all your singletrack riding and apres bike activities
    • Meet, greet, bike assembly and suspension check (Shockwiz option available)
    • Airport transfers and all riding transport
    • 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
    • Post-ride beers
    • All breakfasts and lunches plus Redbull to help you along the trails

    What’s not included:

    • Flights into and out of New Zealand
    • Flight to Wellington
    • Remaining evening meals
    • Bike rentals — can be arranged by the guide
    • Other alcoholic beverages

    Mountain bikes and helmet rentals are available. Contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • For this multi-day guided tour, you’ll need to be able to bike up to 25 miles per day. New Zealand’s technical terrain, complete with loose, steep singletracks is one of its strongest selling points. That said, even the most experienced among the group can count on it to push their limits. There are plenty of other trails suitable for beginners, this option is designed for bikers with moderate experience.

  • While New Zealand offers trails for all skill levels, this adventure requires previous experience with longer and more technical mountain biking tours. A guide will explain the different mountain bike techniques and body positions if you wish to broaden your skill set and be more comfortable on the trial. The fitter you are the more you will enjoy your tour. If you are riding 2-3 times per week you will be comfortable with the schedule. There will be easy days and recovery rides. Certain days you will be challenged physically and mentally as you conquer big climbs with euphoric descents. What goes up must come down!

    • Wear comfortable riding or athletic clothing, preferably moisture wicking or synthetic material
    • Sneakers or sport shoes
    • Breathable outside layer or jacket
    • Daypack with snacks
    • Duffle bag
    • Clothing for nights out
    • Sunglasses
    • Swimsuit
    • Plenty of water, water bottle or hydration bladder
    • Biking gloves are optional but recommended
    • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
  • One of the reasons why mountain biking is so popular is the rush of adrenaline it sends through your veins. Sure, danger is part of the appeal, but you’ll want to avoid any unnecessary risks by hiring a guide. They’ll make sure you enjoy the ride and feel safe while doing it. There is no road map or GPS technology out there that’s as good as having an experienced local guide to lead the way while mastering unfamiliar trails. There’s always more to see, and your guides know just where to go to find it!

  • With us, it’s all play and no work for you! 57hours is an open platform that connects you with trained and certified outdoor adventure professionals all over the world. Using our tech-savvy, we make it super easy to find and book adventures worth tackling, with guides worth booking, all gathered from the first-hand experiences of the locals who adventure in these amazing locations.

  • The tour listed is custom and private due to the technical enduro style trails. For this adventure, the max client to guide ratio is 10:1.

    The cost per person decreases as the group grows, so it’s the perfect opportunity to go mountain biking with friends and family.

    Mountain biking in New Zealand can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    • Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to book this course.
    • Minors younger than 18 may be able to participate on a case-by-case basis.
    • If your party has minors younger than 18 years old, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
  • Tours are scheduled to fit with the seasons and ideal cycling conditions. When the weather does not cooperate, your guide will know the correct course of action to take. Whether that’s shifting to a more favorable location or postponing until conditions approve, your guide will know just what to do. In the event of predictably bad weather, you will be contacted prior to the trip to discuss suitable alternatives.

  • We highly recommended that you cover all your bases with both emergency medical and travel insurance. With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more.

    As we’ve recently seen, travel plans can be abruptly halted, so it’s a good idea to purchase travel insurance that covers cancelled flights, natural disasters and other scenarios that may interrupt your travel plans. For peace of mind, we suggest you consider both options of insurance.

    If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!

  • To get to Wellington, most people fly into Wellington International Airport. From North America, lights are typically 11-14 hours long depending on the jetstream. The tours are designed so that you can depart the US on a Saturday night and arrive Monday (cross the dateline) for the tour start. For people coming from other countries, there are many flight options available. If you’re travelling with your bike, we suggest that you find out which airlines are bike-friendly first.

    Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet. They have transportation to and from your adventure covered!

  • With 57hours, you benefit from both our own cancellation policy as well as that of the individual guiding service that delivers your adventure. All policies regarding cancellation will be clearly laid out by your guide after booking your adventure, but rest assured that our own cancellation policy will work on top of what is provided by your guide.

    For this adventure, 57hours offers a Strict Cancellation Policy, which states:
    If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to thirty (30) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the total amount paid when Booking. After that deadline, Client is not entitled to any refund.

    For more information on terms and conditions, please visit our Terms of Service page.

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