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Whakarewarewa Forest

Mountain Biking Rotorua: top trails & competitions

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Rotorua, known as one of the world’s best mountain biking destinations, boasts a network of nearly 200 km of mountain bike trails in the Whakarewarewa Forest, consisting of expertly built trails crafted to suit everyone, from absolute beginners (there’s even a kids’ loop) through to extreme downhill competitors, and for any age and fitness level.

There are lots of other options around Rotorua too – including at Skyline Rotorua

Crankworx

Crankworx, the annual mountain biking festival and world competition first came to Rotorua in 2015. Top riders from around the globe compete for world titles in a variety of downhill and trick events on Mt Ngongotahā. Crankworx Rotorua is now held annually in November.

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Rentals: Mountain Bike Rotorua (map entry location) Te Putake O Tawa, Tarawera Road, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3076, New Zealand

Cycling & Mountain Biking

Rotorua

Text © Craig McLachlan

Image by XPinger (Chris Sutton)