It’s a long, long way away… but it should definitely be on every mountain biker’s list of places to visit. At the time of writing, New Zealand’s borders are completely closed due to Covid 19. But in the meantime, make the most of these great images captured during a France Bike Trips tour in 2019. Epic rides, wide open spaces and stunning scenery…
Pink lupin flowers, alongside the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo, with snow-capped peaks in the background offer a picture postcard setting! The small town of the same name is a popular tourist destination... We recommend giving it a miss, and making the most of the great wild and beautiful surrounding countryside.
A week of rain in Wanaka led to some exceptional flooding... which means we don't get to experience the full potential of the destination. The area usually benefits from a dry climate at this time of year (spring runs from September to November in New Zealand). However, climate change appears to be influencing the local weather...
Yes, it's a bra fence! Though controversial, the Cardrona Bra Fence has become a major tourist attraction over the last 20 years. The installation enables a charity to collect funds to fight breast cancer.
Welcome to Queenstown, the outdoor sports and mountain biking mecca of New Zealand! Surrounded by mountains and ideally situated on the banks of Lake Wakatipu, the small town is busy with tourists all year round. The Skyline bikepark offers chairlift access to a world class network of around 30 enduro and DH trails.
Change of scenery the following day as we find ourselves at the top of the Coronet Peak chairlift at 1647m above sea level. We enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, with the Southern Alps in the distance, before dropping into a great descent!
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