All the previous comments from past guests I heard and read re the amazing tracks, stunning vistas and well-organised logistics are 100% true. In addition to this I personally found the indulgence of living the MTB sub-culture (bike talk, in-jokes and back-slapping camaraderie) for 2 weeks solid to be very enjoyable indeed. I traveled solo and can confirm that this is an ideal tour for those bikers not part of a couple or group. Ben Pearson, Nelson/Wellington, 2014 Guest
The tour was an opportunity to experience truly amazing, world-famous mountain bike trails with a group of people passionate about mountain biking. It can be hard to find people in everyday life who really “get” mountain biking so it was great to spend time with 12 / 13 people who are crazy about it. The fantastic guiding meant we could just relax and enjoy the terrain and scenery without wondering where to go next, what might be coming next that might be too difficult, or worrying that we might be lost. The après biking was a lot of fun and a great chance to escape real life! Kirstie Mackey, Auckland, 2011 tour.
I thought the whole trip was frikking excellent, thanks (heaps). Gregg Brown, Rotorua, President of Rotorua Mountain Bike Club, 2012 tour.
The tour rates as one of the best things I have ever done. To have such a great series of stunning rides in a two week period with a group of friendly, like-minded people was a wonderful holiday. Rob Kay, 2011 tour.
The tour challenged me physically and technically. I would recommend it to anyone and I would love to do it all again. Mike Metz, co-owner of iconic bike shop Bike Culture in Rotorua, 2011 tour. (he did do it all again, and again, returning in 2012 and then in 2015 to be our third guest to come out three times!)
More than just a mountain bike tour. I got a huge sense of achievement from it and recommended it to lots of mates – I also recommended they do plenty of training! Kath Metz, 2011 tour.