Mountain Biking in Marlborough, NZ
Biking the Queen Charlotte Track in Marlborough
Cycling through vineyards in Marlborough
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    1 of NZ's Great Rides

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    Grades 1 to 5

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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.

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.

The Marina to Marina trail is an easy grade trail from Picton to Waikawa Marina.

The trail to the top of the Domain starts at Picton Marina and takes you to the top of the ridge near a water reservoir. From here you can access brilliant views over Queen Charlotte Sound, sit and watch the Cook Strait ferries come and go, and access more challenging trails taking you further along the ridge or back down on the Marina to Marina Trail.

The Trail begins only 500m from the Cook Strait ferry terminals and train station, and there is plenty of nearby accommodation in Picton and the Queen Charlotte Sound.

Planning to bike the Queen Charlotte Track? Squeeze in a ride on these brilliant Picton trails before your boat journey from Picton to Ship Cove, or once you arrive back in Picton from Anakiwa.

Grade

Beginner to Experienced

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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