Biking the Queen Charlotte Track in Marlborough
Mountain Biking in Marlborough, NZ
Biking the Queen Charlotte Track in Marlborough
Cycling through vineyards in Marlborough
  • Mountain Biking

    1 of NZ's Great Rides

  • Rides for everyone

    Grades 1 to 5

  • Cycling the vines

    30+ cellar doors

  • NZ Cycle Trails

    3 of the best

Guide

Biking

Mountain bike Marlborough’s epic high country trails and coastal ridges, road bike undulating routes at the edge of the sea, tour on long flat runs through vine-clad valleys or take the whole family biking along one of the region’s many rivers.

Marlborough boasts brilliant 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.

Linkwater Loop

This track veers off the classic Queen Charlotte Track trail, to take in a wonderful winding road through native bush. Mondo Kopua from the Marlborough Mountain bike club encourages anyone to do this ride, with its stunning scenery.

Treat it as a day tour if you want to ride it slowly, and stay or camp overnight somewhere along the way, like the Mistletoe Bay Eco Village, Te Mahia Resort or at Linkwater.

The route is: Anakiwa - Queen Charlotte Track - Mistletoe Bay (13kms) – Kenepuru Rd - Te Mahia and back to the start.

Grade

All levels

Length

1-2 days

Shared Pathway Etiquette

1. Keep left.
2. Cyclists should let pedestrians know when they are approaching by politely calling out or ringing a bell when approaching from behind.
3. Cyclists should pass on the right, when possible – unless the pedestrians are on the right in which case pass them in the safest way possible.
4. Cyclists should ride defensively and cycle at a speed that does not put others at risk.

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