Mountain Biking in Wellington
Wellington is known around the world for the beauty of its harbour and hills. Wrapped in a green belt of parks and tracks, the capital city offers mountain bikers breathtaking views, rugged landscapes and exhilarating rides on a network of purpose built trails ranging from easy to demanding.
Flat coast roads - many with dedicated cycle lanes - wind around the city seafront and tranquil bays of the outer harbour, taking riders on a gentle yet scenic trip dotted with fine cafes, art galleries and other delights.
City bikes are available at - Trek Global backpackers - Ph 471 3480. 9 O'reily Avenue
for those civilised saunters around the bays.
Those seeking tougher challenges will find them a plenty and what better place to start; Makara Peak mountain bike park, just 15 minutes drive west of the city centre.
This award-winning, purpose built mountain bike park offers more than 25 kms of single track through beautiful native bush and along high ridgetops, giving spectacular views of the city, Cook Straight and the South Island. Riders with a level of fitness will find something to please at Makara peak, from easy ambles to spine-tingling downhills.
Or for even more trail delights visit the Mud Cycles store - Information Centre - pick up some maps and ask the staff at Mud for info on other great rides in the region