Rotorua wins again best Off Road Riding

Rotorua wins again best Off Road Riding


Rotorua has come out in first place after winning the best Off Road & Adventure Riding Location in the annual Top Town Award from the NZ Transport Agency. This comes as no surprise, as Rotorua was also the winner in 2016. This further emphasises the fact that what Rotorua has on its doorstep is truly world class.

With a vast variety of mountain bike trails, Rotorua riding is a step above the rest. From beginner trails for the more novice rider, through to medium and advanced trails there is something for everyone.  Rotorua also prides itself as an easy to navigate working forest with clear informative signage so even newbies and out-of-towners struggle to get lost!

More recently, with community funding the local Rotorua Mountain Bike Club has raised
$80,000 to provide first response for injured forest users with the purchase of a vehicle that carries a stretcher, first aid equipment, and full time medics over busy periods. This again puts Rotorua on another playing field when it comes to forest management – making Whakarewarewa Forest and the Redwoods a safe and attractive forest to ride in.

Rotorua also came runner up to the top prize, of New Zealand’s Favourite Places to Ride, with Christchurch coming out on top with their city-wide urban cycle network. Undoubtedly, Rotorua is the top spot in New Zealand for Mountain Biking and all things adventure.