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



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.

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 near Blenheim; so good it was the first stage of the 2015 NZ Enduro champs.

The descent is the middle part of the Whites Bay Loop Track. Be prepared for a steep climb up, then hang on as you go down. It’s fast and furious, with lots of roots and rocks to spice things up.

To get there, park at Whites Bay and bike 2.5km north up Port Underwood Road. Just past the crest, turn left onto the Whites Bay Loop Track road, which turns into a track. Head up for about an hour until you get to a signposted fork, turn left towards Whites Bay, strap on your knee pads and have some fun.

The Loop Track ends back on Port Underwood Road south of Whites Bay. Turn left and bike back along the road to Whites Bay and finish off with a well-earned swim at the white sand beach.

When wet, much of this clay track is unrideable.


Intermediate - Advanced


(21km if you extend the ride to include the top of Mt Robertson)

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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