MOUNTAIN BIKING

If you have to do one mountain bike adventure this year, Central Otago is one of the South Island’s best areas.  Flowing single track, technical rocky trails and high country rides with massive descents.  We can find a trail to suit your style!

Knobby Range

This is the ride every mountain biker raves about. We drive south to Roxburgh to start our ride near the top of the mountain. A mixture of high country tussock trails and some exhilarating rocky down hill sections sees us descend towards Alexandra. From here we have the option, depending on your riding ability, of 4 different trails, single and 4wd tracks, which descend into the Manuherikia Valley floor and into our destination of Alexandra.

This is a true classic.

Cost: NZ$155.00 pp includes full suspension mountainbike
Cyclists: Min 3
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Old Man Range – South

A scenic 4wd ride from Alexandra takes us to the top of the Old Man Range where we ride south for an epic all day ride on 4wd trails in a stark alpine environment. A ride suitable to most abilities and one that has breath-taking high-country views which take in the unique landscape of Central Otago and Southland and the history of the early pioneers quest for gold. A light trail lunch will be provided before our final descent into the Teviot Valley.

A truly memorable trip.

Cost: NZ$195.00 pp includes full suspension mountainbke Cyclists: Min 4
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River Run (Self guided)
This great family ride starts with a 40min drive to the Fraser Reservoir, high up on the Old Man Range. From here we ride, gently descending on high country farm roads, to the valley floor below. Passing by orchards and joining up with the Clutha River trail, which takes us back to Alexandra.

Cost: NZ$89.00 pp includes mountainbike
Cyclists: Min 2
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Linger & Die / Mountain Bike Heaven

Experience some of the South Island’s best single track and technically demanding trails and only 5 minutes ride from our shop in Alexandra. This area is riddled with trails to suit all levels of ability and as we live the trails we are sure to find the best ones to suit your needs.

Includes full suspension mountainbike

Cost: ½ day rides start at NZ$95.00 pp
Full day rides start at NZ$145.00 pp
Cyclists: Min 2
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Naseby and Wanaka

Lets not forget the other two great Mecca’s of single-track mountain biking in Central Otago – Naseby and Wanaka. Naseby has a maze of fantastic single-track forestry trails, then there is the Sticky Forrest at Wanaka. Our guides have been biking these trails for years, so email us or give us a call and let us organise an adventure for you.

Includes full suspension mountainbike and transport

Cost: Full day rides start at NZ$155.00 pp
Cyclists: Min 2
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Old Man Down Hill

A real Altitude Adventure, this is one of the highest rideable mountains in the South Island. Starting with a scenic shuttle ride to the top of the Old Man Range where you are guaranteed spectacular views and an even more spectacular downhill. A 1700m brake burning descent from the monolithic obelisk rock, down awesome fast, flowing trails which wind down to the valley floor below. WICKED!!

Cost: NZ$145.00 pp Includes full suspension mountain bike
Cyclists: Min 3
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Clyde Down Hill Double

Adrenilin still pumping after the Old Man down hill, need some more? How about finishing off the afternoon with some shuttle runs up to Altitudes own down hill and super D tracks on the Clyde Hill. Just minutes away, experience down hill at its best on our locally maintained tracks, the ultimate Altitude Adventure.

Cost: NZ$199.00 pp includes full suspension mountainbike
Cyclists: Min 3
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Rating the Rides

The rating system we have used for our rides is recommended as a guide only. The suggested appropriate levels of fitness and the expertise required to participate in the rides are to there to help you assess if a ride is within your capabilities.

If in doubt, drop us an email, tell us what you’re looking for and we can assist you with your selection.

Beginner

The circle is used to symbolize rides that are suitable for beginner and intermediate riders with an interest, and some experience, in mountain biking. Rides cover gentle terrain where confidence and conditioning can be built up.

An average level of fitness is required.

Intermediate

The square is used to identify a progression to steeper grades, with rides being more technical and covering some difficult terrain. These rides are suitable for increasing your abilities and pushing new limits.

A good level of fitness is required.

Expert

The diamond identifies rides that test your physical conditioning, bike handling skills and courage. A high level of skill is strongly recommended as rides include longer climbs and/or more technical downhill.

A high level of fitness is required.