Mountain Biking For Beginners
It’s hard to imagine a better place to learn how to mountain bike than Queenstown. Made famous by hard-out riders filmed with GoPros and drones, it has heaps of easy off-road trails taking in the same amazing terrain. Put yourself in the picture, but be warned: it's seriously addictive!
Starting out is easy. Queenstown is home to many friendly bike shops ready to get you in the saddle. They’ll give you the lowdown on the where to ride, and kit you out with the right equipment including high-spec hire bikes: lightweight, hard-tails for cruisy, cross-country rides; and full-suspension bikes suited to rougher terrain and downhill trails. Bring it on!
Not feeling quite so confident? Experienced local guides run a range of trips packed with hot riding tips, with coaching available for those wishing to take it to the next level. Shuttles transport riders and bikes to trails spread throughout the region, so all you need to bring is suitable clothing and a sense of adventure.