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

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    30+ cellar doors

  • NZ Cycle Trails

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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.

Queen Charlotte Track: Anakiwa to Mistletoe Bay

** 22/7/21 The Queen Charlotte Track is currently inaccessable and under repair. Any track damage reports for the Queen Charlotte Track and other tracks in the area can be made on 03 520 3002 or 0800 DOC HOT **

The final leg of the Queen Charlotte Track makes for a great stand-alone ride.

Start at Anakiwa and ride to Davies Bay (Umangata Bay) before returning, or push on further to Mistletoe Bay for either a return cycle trip or to catch a boat back to your car.

Alternatively, catch a water taxi transfer from Picton to Mistletoe Bay and bike to Anakiwa, catching a return boat to Picton.

Grade

All levels. A few bumpy bits that may be a bit advanced for small wheels.

Length

2 hours - a whole day. Great for a picnic or swim along the way.

Track Pass

A portion of the track beyond Davies Bay crosses private land, so you'll need to carry a Track Pass, available for purchase from the Picton, Blenheim and Havelock i-SITE Visitor Information Centres.

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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