DH Tours

Getting ready for the Southern Glory Tour

Multi day downhill tours in the South Island

So the mountain biking in Queenstown is AMAZING, but that’s not to say there isn’t great riding further afield. Queenstown Bike Taxis have found some great destinations and the best bit is, all the trails can be easily shuttled. These tours are best suited to downhill mountain bikes and 6-inch trail bikes . You’ll get away with something smaller, but don’t feel you need to bring an All Mountain bike to deal with the uphills, because there aren’t any!

We take between 4 and 8 riders – plus your knowledgeable driver/guide- and we meet up with a local guide at each destination. Each day we start with a mellow warm up and progress through to the gnarly stuff. Once you’ve found your comfortable level of riding, our friendly local guide will show you a few tracks suited to your ability. We all meet up with the van before starting the next lap. This means we can have riders of different abilities on the same tour, but still riding to their own level.

On our multi-day tours, we look after everything. We will pick you up, drive you there and back, drive the shuttles, source local guides to show you the trails, organise accommodation – we’ll even cook you dinner. All you have to do is pack your bags and get ready for some fantastic riding!

Downhill Tour Options:

Southern Glory

This is our most popular biking tour, a 4 day trip riding Mt Hutt, Christchurch,  Dunedin and Clyde. These four locations each have an extensive trail network, easily accessible by vehicle shuttles. We’ve got some fantastic trails to show you with everything from smooth, flowy berms to rooty, off-camber lines.

The Southern Glory includes:

-4 days riding Mt Hutt, Christchurch, Dunedin and Clyde
-3 Nights accommodation and breakfast
-2 group dinners
-All transport and shuttles

NZ$1195pp

Dunedin Bottle Rocket

A quick weekend away riding Dunedin’s famous Signal Hill. Here they host regular national rounds and the Oceania Champs in 2010. Some big rock gardens, gaps, drops – the works!

The Bottle Rocket includes:

– 2 half days riding at Signal Hill
– 1 Nights dinner, accommodation and breakfast
– All transport and shuttles

NZ$395pp

Bike Hire

Whilst QBT doesn’t supply bikes and riding gear, we can organise bike hire and equipment suited to the tour and your level of riding, just let us know beforehand.

Customise Your Tour

We can alter any tour to make adjustments for weather conditions, start and finish points of the tour, or to include another destination you’ve heard about.

While in Queenstown, QBT uses Pinewood Lodge for great-value mountain biking accommodation:

Booking a Downhill Tour: The Fine Points

Payment and Cancellations

Payment is required in full at the time of booking without any deduction or set-off of any nature.

  • Cancellations more than 30 days before trip departure – Full Refund
  • Cancellations 15-30 Days prior – 50% Refund
  • Cancellations 1-14 Days prior to trip departure – No Refund

Whilst we reserve the right to hold onto your payment, totally at our discretion, we are reasonable. Let us know why you’re cancelling and we’ll do what we can to help you out.

Minimum Group Numbers

Our prices are calculated on groups of at least four riders. If we fail to fill a trip we will give you a couple of options:

  • Offer a recalculated tour price
  • Reschedule your tour dates to join other riders
  • Cancel your tour with a full refund

Unfortunately we can’t (and won’t!) reimburse you for any other costs associated with your travel plans, so before you book any flights or accommodation etc., please check with Queenstown Bike Taxis that your tour has been confirmed.

Changes to Tour Details

In an ideal world, everything would run exactly to plan, right on schedule and the sun would be shining. In the real world, we may come across some unforeseen events that mean we have to change things up a bit. Hopefully these will be unnoticeable during your tour with Queenstown Bike Taxis. If however we need to make major changes to the tour, we will notify you as soon as possible. Queenstown Bike Taxis reserve the right to change, amend or cancel trips due to weather, natural disaster or any other event out of our control.

We won’t be liable to reimburse you for any damages or losses suffered by you as a result of cancellation or variation of a tour or trip.

It is highly recommended all riders are covered by travel insurance.