Day 2: Rotorua

This is it; the place MTB dreams are made of. After waking in “Rotovegas” with the iconic geothermal sulphur aroma tingling your senses, you will be excited to start the finest riding New Zealand has to offer.

On a recent visit, Australian Mountain Bike (AMB) magazine declared these are the world’s best mountain bike trails. As locals, we can tell you they aren’t wrong, and today you get to see why!

With master crafted trails, unbeatable riding surfaces, well draining volcanic soils, varying topography and fantastic panoramic scenery, it’s no wonder Rotorua is renowned among mountain bikers as one of the world’s premier riding destinations. There is something to cater for all levels of rider, from beginners starting out through to experts looking for extreme action.

Using South Star Shuttles to get you from bottom to top is a leg-saver and is included in the tour, but we also highly recommend adding to your tour the famous MTB Skill Clinic, run by top NZ MTB pros, for those that would like to work on their form. If you’d like to do the MTB Skills Clinic you’ll need to book in advance, at least 45 days before your tour starts.

After an exhilarating day’s riding, you will be well fed and entertained with a Māori Cultural evening where you will experience our proud Māori heritage and fill your puku (stomach) with a traditional hāngī.

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Redwoods Forest
Trails available from Intermediate to Advanced
130 kilometres of trails
Grades: 1–5

Riding stats and Strava links from our guests::punch: