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Bike Queenstown - Something for everyone

Bike Queenstown - Something for everyone

Posted by Dave Fahey: 26th Feb 2014 @ 20:01:08

It's fair to say that in the last 3 years biking in the Wakatipu has boomed. The rise in popularity of mountain biking is largely led by the introduction of a Gondola accessed bike park and the only of its kind in New Zealand.

By no means is the mountain biking scene in Queenstown a recent development. What most don't know is that many of the Bob's Peak classics have been there for years. Built by hand by a passionate crew of locals that were often seen slogging it up the road to enjoy the fruits of their labour. Throughout this time the likes of Coronet Peak, 7 Mile and Wynyard DH, to name a few, saw constant bike travel.

The recent rise to fame of Queenstown Bike Park certainly has helped rocket the progress of all avenues of mountain biking in the basin. With an increase in biking based tourism comes an increase in funds, funds that to date seem to largely be reinvested into the trail network. In the last two years new trails have appeared in the form of Rude Rock and the Skippers Link. While Gold Digger and B.o.b have appeared near the 7 Mile Bike Park. And of course we can't forget to mention the new 100km of Wakatipu Trail.

It's with confidence that I say that if you want it, Queenstown has it. Whether it's fast and flowey, steep and rocky, 1 hour to full day, X Country or a gentle cruise through wine country you can do it all in Queenstown.

So whether you're a regular biker travelling with your trusty steed or a fist time biker wanting to feel the thrill of gravity, Queenstown biking is for you. If biking is your thing or if you're looking to explore new modes of transport or fitness then look no further for top quality bikes, well organised activity providers, and a bunch of riders lacking egos!

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