Apparently, mountain biking in New Zealand is the next best thing since; well since Tourism New Zealand put Megan Gale on a bike and called her a ‘cycling ambassador.’ And according to the Financial Express, mountain biking in Kiwiland is experiencing a kind of resurgence (although in our opinion, it's always been going strong). Anyway, we digress.
Recently the above news outlet named five great mountain biking rides in the country. Five rides with which we disagree. Not because they're not great, but because if you’re in New Zealand to mountain bike, then you’re in New Zealand to mountain bike - if you get what we mean. No gentle two-day trails our list thank you very much.Not that we’re the authority on all things biking, but we should mention we have a semi-professional working here, so we think our difference of opinion comes with a bit of weight.
Spectacular, diverse, and home to some of the best scenery in the world, what makes this country so unique - and so inherently attractive - is the opportunity to go beyond the traditional and experience a wilderness unlike any other nation. Which is why our pick for the best places to ride are based on local knowledge rather than the most-well known. So fluffy adjectives aside, here's our take on the best mountain biking spots in the country.
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