“Untouched Vietnam” Cycling Tour

Ha Giang in the Northeast region of Vietnam offers a glimpse into a bygone age. Until recently, the Vietnamese government restricted travel to this area, so it has escaped the impacts associated with mass tourism. During the past two decades, as Vietnam’s lowlands and urban centers have teetered on tracks of globalization and economic development, […]

Skyline Queenstown new bike trail

Skyline Queenstown has announced details of a new mountain bike trail as it launches its season pass prices and information for 2013/14. Starting at the midway clearing and gradually flowing through Queenstown bike park, the new $75,000 trail is going to complement the steady gradient of Skyline’s other green trail Hammy’s, providing riders of all […]

Peppers Portage – Queen Charlotte cycle track

Right on the doorstep of Peppers Portage Marlborough Sounds is one of the latest additions to the New Zealand Cycle Trail, the picturesque Queen Charlotte Track. The Queen Charlotte Track is the 21st Great Ride on the ‘New Zealand Cycle Trail’, a national project to build a world class network of predominantly off-road trails that showcase the very […]

New Rabbit Ridge Bike Resort

Queenstown’s Rabbit Ridge Bike Resort got the thumbs up at the soft launch on Saturday 27 April when members of the local biking community got to check out the newly-constructed trails. Some last minute rain ensured the trails were ‘bedded in’ and locals of all ages and experiences took to the trails with vigour. From […]

New Zealand Cycle Trail international award

Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail has been recognised as one of the best cycle trails in the world. It was one of three international winners at the International Trails Symposium, hosted by American Trails in Arizona last night. The New Zealand Cycle Trail will feature more than 2500 kilometres of diverse trails that […]

Year-round mountain bike resort in Gibbston Valley

A year-round biking resort catering for beginner and intermediate riders will open later this month (April 20 2013) on 400 hectares of land adjacent to Queenstown’s award-winning Gibbston Valley Winery. The Rabbit Ridge Bike Resort, which is located on Gibbston Valley Station rabbit-prone land, will ultimately feature 30km of tracks suitable for all levels of […]

Bike Camping Spring Package

El Capitan Canyon, an all-season comfort camping destination just north of Santa Barbara, has announced one of the widest ranges of nature lodging accommodations in the U.S., from fully furnished safari tents, yurts and cedar cabins along the canyon floor to bike and car campsites and RV sites perched upon a bluff in its Ocean […]

Mountain Biking the South Island

by Dave Mitchell Maps by Geographx Written by expert mountain biker and photographer Dave Mitchell, the rides range from straightforward and easy ones close to our urban areas, to technical challenging trips deep into the wilderness. Each ride includes a 3D map and profile of the route, and they are graded depending on their difficulty. […]

Cycling Auckland

Cycling Auckland : Technical know-how and bike trails around the city and environs by Catherine Smith New Holland, $29.99 Whether you want to keep fit, get around town quickly and sustainably or you fancy the Eurpoean-style of urban biking and the Frocks on Bikes trend – Cycling Auckland has everything you need to get going. […]

International biking stars cut a trail to Queenstown

Some of the world’s top mountain biking stars are heading to Queenstown this week to test their skills at the resort’s annual Bike Festival. The 10-day Queenstown Bike Festival (22 March – 1 April 2013) features more than 25 events ranging from recreational rides, social events and the Tour de Wakatipu to the extreme downhill […]