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About Us

We are New Zealand’s leading specialists in multi day mountain bike adventures.

Proudly Sponsored By MACPAC

We specialize in the best multi day New Zealand Mountain Bike Adventures, based in the heart of The Southern Alps of New Zealand. We’re a team of passionate riders, who live and breathe for mountain bike adventures and awesome experiences which helps when your  based right in the heart of some of World’s best single track. Combined with extensive local knowledge of terrain, weather, flora and fauna and of course Kiwi culture, it’s no wonder our NZ Mountain Bike Trips are ranked as some of the best. Our years of experience guiding and operating multiday mountain bike trips have led us to be leaders in New Zealand Mountain Bike Adventures. We are South Island experts in the best trails for every kind of rider. Driven with a passion, we are specialists in executing the very best of NZ Mountain Bike Trips on two fat tires, add in our impeccable attention to details from fresh cold beverages at the end of each epic ride, to the best Flat White coffee pre ride. We haven’t just researched the best Mountain Bike Trails , we’ve ridden them in every condition along with every kind of rider you can think of. Which makes us very experienced in tailoring your New Zealand Mountain Bike Adventures to suit your wildest dreams behind bars.

We ensure trips of a lifetime by mountain bike.

The team

Ben Laffan

Owner / Lead Guide

As Kiwi as it gets, Ben lives and breaths for New Zealand and its epicness. He’s been riding bikes since a young age, and even worked as a cycle courier in London. His in-depth knowledge of all things New Zealand is impeccable. He believes in pushing people out of their zone and offering riders the chance to experience a true adventure kiwi style. His love for Mountain Biking and guiding is infectious. Ben spends his spare time riding around the globe, and when he’s not riding he’s hiking or hunting.

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Cristina Simpkins

Co Owner / Co-Guide / Reservations

A Canadian born adventurist, who may as well call herself Kiwified. She’s been chasing Ben around the Southern Alps for over 9 years, and calls NZ her home. Mountain Biking is a true passion of hers along with ensuring the finer details of a trip of a lifetime are executed. When she’s not guiding Cristina can be found trying to keep up with Ben on the downs, but she smokes him on the uphills as they ride around the globe together. Off the bike you can find her growing Kale, Hiking or doing Yoga.

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Together they formed NZ Single Track Adventures among other adventure companies.

Ben and Cristina Official MacPac Ambassadors for
New Zealand’s Leading Outdoor Brand

Dano

Guide

Most people call him “Dude” for his fun loving spirit he brings to any adventure. No matter what the weather’s doing or how hard the climb is Dano has a positive attitude. You couldn’t ask for a better vibe to have on board.
He’s been riding bikes since a young age and living overseasfor many years before he returned home to New Zealand.
Off the saddle you can find him building MTB trails, tending to his B Hives or sipping a fine IPA.

Neil

Guide

Neil is passionate about everything outdoors, especially everything to do with bikes, mountain running, tramping and skiing. Originally from the UK, the lure of the mountains brought him to Queenstown, NZ 16 years ago and he has never left.
Neil had managed a bike and outdoor gear shop in Queenstown for the last 14 years mainly to support his addiction for outdoor gear and new toys ! He’s ridden around the USA, Canada and Europe and can be found planning his next mountain bike road trip or sampling some great NZ craft beers down by the lake in Queenstown.