Rated as a Gold Ride Centre by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, Nelson Tasman is one of only six places in the world where you can experience the true meaning of mountain biking paradise.

Whether you're seeking the flow of Codgers, descending the steep slopes of Wairoa, savouring the spectacular scenery at the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park or exploring the native forest at Involution, you're spoilt for choice when it comes to mountain biking in Nelson Tasman.

Kaiteriteri

Kaiteriteri

Situated in the hills that backdrop the stunning Kaiteriteri Beach, and offering epic views over the Abel Tasman National Park, this mountainbike park offers 25 diverse trails for riders of all levels and experiences.

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Codgers

Codgers

Based in the heart of Nelson City, Codgers is fast become one of the regions most popular and accessible mountainbike parks. Rising to approximately 400m, the park contains a range of trails suitable for everyone, from easy winding tracks to daredevil downhill descents.

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Wairoa Gorge

Wairoa Gorge

Set amongst lush native beech forest in the Wairoa Valley, The Gorge is home to over 70km of hand-built trails that mix back country riding with bike park convenience, and is open to members of Nelson Mountainbike Club.

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Sharlands

Sharlands

Situated just 10 minutes from central Nelson in the Hira Forest, the Sharlands tracks run the length of the picturesque valley, featuring a range of easy fire road climbs and epic downhill trails.

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Teetotal

Teetotal

The Teetotal mountainbiking tracks are situated in the stunning alpine village of St Arnaud, and offer a challenging variety of length and difficulty for riders, including the famous skating pond loop which is popular during the colder months.

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Silvan

Silvan

Silvan Forest is a privately owned forest, made accessible for recreational use by its owners, and contains a network of dual direction climbing trails and wicked downhill descents that weave in and around the radiata and macrocarpa forestry.

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Dun Mountain Trail

Dun Mountain Trail

The historic Dun Mountain Trail follows the path of New Zealand’s first railway route, making it one of the country’s most accessible alpine rides. Climbing to a height of 878m, the track contains tracks suitable for confident Grade 4 mountainbikers, as well as a challenging and steep 10km descent to the Maitai Dam.

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Involution

Involution

Nestled in the Barnicoat Range that backdrops Marsden Valley, the Involution trail is truly a Nelson Classic, holding the title as the second longest continuously descending singletrack within close range of any city in New Zealand.

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Rameka Track

Rameka Track

Accessed via the Canaan Downs Scenic Reserve on the Takaka Hill, the Rameka Track navigates rocky ridges, river crossings and steep downhill descents. Riders can continue on into the Takaka township to refuel with a refreshing beverage or hot meal.

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Barron Flat

Barron Flat

Traversing the back country in the Kahurangi National Park, this ride connects the Flora carpark with The Barron Flat in Upper Takaka and offers a range of technical, single track and cross country riding experiences.

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Maungatapu Track

Maungatapu Track

Climbing to approximately 800m, this track follows a steep road over the Maungatapu Saddle, taking riders past the site of the famous Maungatapu Murders, where 5 men were killed in 1866. A scenic, quiet side road, the saddle is an alternative cycle touring route into Nelson.

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The Heaphy Track

The Heaphy Track

Suitable for advanced mountain-bikers, the 82km Heaphy Track traverses a variety of ruggedly beautiful landscapes in the Kahurangi National Park, meandering across diverse terrain, suspension bridges, rocky riverbeds and steep slopes.

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Old Ghost Road

Old Ghost Road

A place of rural charm, gold mining heritage and stunning natural landscapes, the Old Ghost Road stretches a whopping 75kn over mountains and valleys, and through rushing rivers, rewarding riders with breath-taking views of open tussock tops, braided rivers and lush native forest.

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