Ample Amounts of Endless Awesome Single Track on New Zealand’s South Island
Best Mountain Biking Nelson NZ and New Zealand mountain biking kicks ass –period. From the North Island Rotorua down to the plentiful abundant mountain bike paradise of South Island, we are blessed with ample amounts of endless blissful single track.
As South Island based operators, we at New Zealand Single Track Adventures are continually seeking out and riding the best mountain bike trails around this awesome place we call home in the South Island. And one town that knocks the socks off us is little ole Nelson, New Zealand.
Visit this Hipped-Out, Funky Craft Brewing Capital for a Taste of the Best Mountain Biking Nelson NZ
Situated at the top west corner of South Island, this mountain bike hipped-out, funky craft brewing capital of NZ boasts epic mountain bike trails, and continues to impress riders from around the globe.
The riding here ranges from all day mission rides such as Coppermine Saddle and Kill Devil, to fun shorter rippers like Involution and 629 for the technical rider. Whatever your style of riding, Nelson isn’t short of impressing any style of rider. What’s even more awesome is the general mountain bike vibe around town. Many cafés and (you bet) pubs have got MTB specific hooks to hang your bike up after a dusty day in the saddle.
You can start your ride in the alpine and ride down through the stunning fern filled beech forests, ending up with sand between your toes in the same day. Nelson’s beautiful golden sand beaches team with some of the warmest ocean currents in the South Island. You can even grow avocados and bananas here, mates…
Nelson’s also known for its delicious organic cafes and restaurants, offering delicacies from local seafoods, orchards and vineyards only adding to your mountain bike holiday in New Zealand. If craft brews aren’t your thing, wet your taste buds on some cold killer Sauvignon Blancs from these parts that are well known across the globe.
It’s a paradise for riding hard and savoring well along with allowing the flow of your funky side to transpire. What more do you need, right?
Yoga and Massages get you back on Track for Another Day in some of the Best Mountain Biking Nelson NZ
How about a sweaty yoga class to wring through your tight glutes after your mountain bike adventure? Nelson has plenty of great yoga classes and massage therapists to ensure your body is ready to ride yet another day in single track bliss land.
Being that there are so many of the best mountain bike trails in NZ to choose from, we would highly suggest hiring a local to show you around, or opt to join in one of our a guided mountain bike tours. Our team at New Zealand Single Track Adventures can show you around the trails and secret local gems with ease and pleasure – so you can maximize your riding time and refuel with the best in town and around this South Island riding paradise in the Southern Alps. Our guided mountain bike adventures at New Zealand Single Track Adventures range from shorter 5-day options to the full epics of 8- 12 days. Get ready to drool!
Watching the Evolution of the Best Mountain Biking Nelson NZ into MTB Paradise
Being born and raised in Nelson, it’s been awesome to watch our hometown develop into an international mountain biking mecca. Riding in Nelson for us started back in the 10-speed days, which didn’t work too well – but we’ve been riding Nelson’s epics and beauties since the old days. Which is why we love this sweet town so much! It continues to develop as one of New Zealand’s best mountain bike destinations.
We would highly suggest not missing out on the best mountain biking Nelson NZ on your mountain bike adventure to New Zealand. In saying that — don’t forget to make time for the ample amounts of other single track not too far from Nelson. With so many rides to choose from in the South Island, you sure better make time to visit the West Coast and ride the classic Old Ghost Road which can be reach by a beautiful drive about three hours southwest of Nelson, via Murchison and eventually arriving at the ghost town of Lyell.
If your short on time, heli-biking is a sure way to take in a good chunk of riding with Ghosts, while allowing extra time for the abundance of rides further South that await you. Oh yeah Kiwi’s love their choppers and if you’ve never heli-biked before, do it in New Zealand, Kiwi’s make some of the best chopper pilots– you’ll soon understand why. It kicks ass big time and we offer this experience on our sweet as mountain bike adventures here — on some of the best best mountain biking trails in NZ and Nelson NZ.
Made-to-order MTB Trips NZ Ensures the Best Mountain Biking Adventure experience in Nelson and all around the South Island
Our incredible mountain bike adventures were designed to maximize your riding experience while dabbling in the ultimate epics and savoring local classics – without the hassle of figuring out time slots and organizing choppers with dodgy weather that often looms around the ridge lines where the spirits fly.
A classic of ours is riding Nelson and Golden Bay where shuttle drop offs allow mountain bikers to experience some remote access trails with the ease of descending 1200m from Hobbit Fernville forests just in time to sip that crisp cold lager at the Muscle Inn (a Golden Bay local favorite). Hang your ride up alongside old mate’s bike and take in the flavor of New Zealand with an organic homemade pizza to fuel you up before a few too many cold ones.
Anything you can dream for an incredible mountain bike adventure in New Zealand, we’ve thought of and love to share with riders from around the world. If your looking to experience a slice of it, start with Nelson, New Zealand or contact the South Island specialists to ensure your dream mountain bike holiday to New Zealand comes true.
Happy Riding Mates,
New Zealand Single Track Adventures – South Island
-Specialists in multi day mountain bike adventures –