Marlborough boasts great weather, stunning scenery and an abundance of acclaimed mountain and road trails, including a Great Ride and three Trails along the New Zealand Cycle Trail, Nga Haerenga.
This pedaller’s paradise has thrilling adventure, low key rides, and everything in-between.
The Kanuka Trail is the latest addition to the many mountain bike trails on Picton's Victoria Domain.
Queen Charlotte Drive
The Queen Charlotte Drive is a spectacular, winding road route linking the Marlborough Sounds’ two main towns.
Blenheim to Spring Creek
Get off the road and see the Marlborough country side on the Blenheim to Spring Creek pathway.
The Conders Bend Mountain Bike Park is a family mountain biking haven, featuring 6km of curved forest track, beside the Wairau River on State Highway 6, near Renwick.
Two Passes Loop
Explore Marlborough’s dry rolling landscape on this ride through the two passes from the Wairau Valley to Awatere Valley.
Awatere Valley tour
This gravel grind takes you to the Awatere Valley, including beautiful Pacific Ocean views from Yealands Estate Winery.
Mt Patriarch & Lake Chalice
Mt Patriarch, standing at an elevation of 1,656 meters, is a remarkable spot offering breathtaking views of the Wairau Valley.
Walk or bike through lush coastal and regenerating forest, climb two saddles with brilliant views, cross farmland and drop down to the edge of the sea.
Queen Charlotte Track
“The Queen Charlotte Track is among the best multi-day mountain bike routes in the country. It has the added advantage of being able to amend your itinerary if you need to and do some of the route on sealed roads if the going is getting too tough. You can also start and finish your ride at various points along the track” — Jonathan Kennett
The Rainbow Trail is part of the New Zealand National Cycle Trail, Nga Haerenga, and travels through startling high country landscapes, from tussock lands to scree slopes.
Victoria Domain Mountain Bike Park
Victoria Domain in Picton is a 200 hectare reserve featuring a brilliant range of mountain bike trails from easy to advanced.
Waikakaho Track/Cullens Creek Walkway
This walkway follows an old goldminer's trail across the range between the Wairau Valley and Linkwater.
Described as one of New Zealand's and the world's greatest natural mountain bike trails, The Wakamarina is one to be reckoned with.
Whites Bay Loop Track
For a hard-core downhill single-track route through native bush, it's hard to beat the beech forest mountain bike descent at Whites Bay.
Wither Hills Farm Park
The Wither Hills Farm Park offers a brilliant range of walking and mountain biking tracks on a 1,100ha working sheep and cattle farm just minutes from Blenheim's CBD.
Recreational MTB rides
Leisurely ride along theTaylor River Trail and Wither Hills MTB Park in Blenheim.
The Link Pathway
The Link Pathway is a 42-kilometre walking and mountain bike track that connects Havelock, Picton, Anakiwa and the Queen Charlotte Track in Marlborough.
This track passes through native and pine forest on the way from Penzance Bay to Elaine Bay in the Pelorus Sound.
D'Urville Island/Rangitoto ki te Tonga
At the top of the Marlborough Sounds, the rugged, isolated roads of Rangitoto ki te Tonga/D'Urville Island are an increasingly popular mountain biking destination for a day or for longer.
This is a popular mountain bike ride from the Pelorus Bridge to Nelson.
Journey through New Zealand’s largest high country farm, with glacial geology and a rich history of Māori explorers, hardy settlers and modern farming.
Recreational road rides
Marlborough provides numerous opportunities for road cycling, from casual to competitive levels.
Bring your own bike or hire one here for a guided or unguided tour of the Marlborough wine region.
Queen Charlotte Track: Anakiwa to Mistletoe Bay
The final leg of the Queen Charlotte Track makes for a great stand-alone ride.
Rarangi Pump Track
This brilliant little bike track is suitable for any age and any level, and is a great spot to work on your skills.
The Taylor River is one of the two rivers that flow across the Wairau Plain into Blenheim, New Zealand, where it joins the Ōpaoa River.
Port Underwood Loop
This fantastic ride takes in the beautiful Port Underwood coastline and the seaside town of Picton, which is the perfect spot to refuel at a view blessed café.
This track veers off the classic Queen Charlotte Track trail, to take in a wonderful winding road through native bush.