4 days of shredding hero dirt for Damian and his sendy mates
4-Day Shred for Damian and Friends
AUD 1840+15% GST
4 days of the best time you'll ever have on a bike
GRADE 4 UPPER INTERMEDIATE – ADVANCED
BACKCOUNTRY AND LOCAL
COST AUD 1840+15% GST (8 person minimum)
COST AUD 1840+15% GST (8 person minimum)
DATES TO BE DECIDED
BEST FLIGHTS – FLY INTO AUCKLAND AND ON TO ROTORUA WHERE WE’LL PICK YOU UP
Damian got in touch with us and asked about 4 days of epic riding here in NZ. If you guys enjoyed Derby, then you’ll LOVE the riding here in Rotorua and the backcountry close by. In 4 days, we’ve made sure there will be a tonne of single track to suit everyone – technical and tight, steep, fast and flowy, and just plain sendy if you want to push it. Stay in cool lodging, have all your meals, transport, refreshments and details taken care of by an awesome team. So show up and experience the best single track of your life. If you’re keen to add a helicopter shuttle into epic back country, then there’s an option to add this! Register your interest by clicking the “Check Availability” button below.
DAY 1 Arrive Rotorua, Ride Whakarewarewa Forest
Arrive Rotorua, Ride Whakarewarewa Forest
Our trip begins in Rotorua – the capital of mountain biking in New Zealand. That’s our very biased local opinion, but you’ll see what we mean when we head into “the Redwoods”, as there’s a trail to suit anyone. Without messing about too much, we’ll get bikes all set up and and hit the trails from our Land Rover Shuttles – smooth flowy goodness with berms galore, drops to tight and technical. Rotorua is famous for its “Hero Dirt” – tacky, with minimal rocks – all set up for maximum fun.
ACCOMMODATION: Rotorua Riding House RIDE TIME: 3-5 hours DISTANCE: Up to you MEALS: (L,D)
DAY 2 Ride Rainbow Mountain & Land Rover Shuttles
Ride Rainbow Mountain & Land Rover Shuttles
A very short drive south this morning brings us to “Kerosene Creek”, where the Rainbow Mountain ride begins. We’ll start out with a 40 minute climb to the summit of Rainbow Mountain. From the summit, the views out to Lake Taupo and North to Rotorua and the surrounding forests are awesome. Then it’s time for the steep, tight, technical descent through the forest on winding single track, all the way back down to Kerosene Creek. The beauty of this run is that we can do it all over again and double the fun! There’s a chance to soak in the natural hot springs after the ride, then we’ll head back to Rotorua. This afetrnoon we’ll jump in our land rover jeeps and get into the Redwoods to ride some classics!
ACCOMMODATION: Rotorua Riding House RIDE TIME: 5-6 hours MEALS: (B,L,D)
DAY 3 Land Rover Shuttles Day OR Moerangi Heli trip
Redwoods Land Rover Shuttles OR Moerangi Heli trip
Rotorua is, without a doubt, home to the best single track riding in New Zealand. Today we’ll have it to ourselves again today and do it in style on our own Land Rovers. If you decide to up your game on the uplift then there’s an option to head deep into the back country and introduce a helicopter into the mix, and ride in arguably one of the worlds most beautiful forests with absolutely no one around. After the chopper drops us into the mix, we’ll ride the tight single track through pristine forest, traverse big bluffs, take on some climbs and enjoy a lengthy downhill descent to the end of the trail to finish it all off. It really is the jewel in the crown of New Zealand riding and the ultimate way to round off our trip.
Note – the heli biking option is AU$500 extra per person
ACCOMMODATION: Rotorua Riding House RIDE TIME: optional MEALS:(B,L,D)
DAY 4 Depart
Today is the last day of your Rotorua 4-Day riding adventure with New Zealand Mountain Biking. If you’re keen to head into the Redwoods for one last ride this morning, there’s a chance to head in early, but you’ll have to make sure you’re back again in time to clean your bike and pack it up! We hope you’ll have enjoyed your time here, having ridden some of the best trails in New Zealand and taken in the best scenery on the planet in the process. Our specialty is first class guiding, being welcoming hosts, taking care of all the logistics and nitty gritty details, and ensuring it’s all done in style. We’ll send you home relaxed, refreshed and looking forward to the next epic ride.
The Dirt on the Details
RIDER SKILL LEVEL
Grade 4, upper intermediate to advanced
Resting up in comfortable lodging and surroundings at the end of a days ride is important. We don’t like to dirtbag it anymore, so neither should you. We’ve selected lodges that are rider friendly and understand the importance of a place to hang out, wash your bike, socialise and exaggerate about riding experiences at the end the day on the trail.
All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
Riding snacks and post ride refreshments – because you need fuel
All transport and shuttles – all you need to concentrate on is riding
Guiding and hosting
All park entrance fees to our national parks and riding areas
International & domestic flights
Extra personal riding gear. Eg. elbow pads, water/hydrations system backpack etc
“Five days of pure riding heaven was what we got with Jamie and the team. Great rides and not a thing to worry about. Can’t wait to come back.”