“The Ultimate Guide to Guided Mountain Bike Rides in Nelson”
If you’re new to Nelson and looking for great mountain bike rides, the Codgers, Fringed Hill, Sharlands, Cable Bay Adventure Park, Kaiteriteri, and Wairoa Gorge are fantastic options for riders of all levels. However, finding the right trails and navigating the area can be tricky without help.
That’s where Gravity Nelson Ltd comes in. Their Guided “Orientation Rides” are designed to introduce riders to the best rides in the area based on their skill level. You’ll ride a custom loop of 2-3 trails over several hours, with more possible if you’re using electric mountain bikes. Along the way, your guide will point out other rides, loops, and connections, so you can feel confident navigating the area on your own afterwards.
“We’ll Go Even If You Are the Only One”
For riders starting from the Gravity Nelson bike shop at 140 Bridge St, the standard format of the Guided Orientation Ride at Codgers Mountain Bike Park is as follows:
Beginner: Codgers entrance, Dun mountain trail, pipeline, jacks track, middle road to Fireball skid, Fireball trig climbing track, Firball.
Intermediate: Codgers entrance, Dun mountain trail, pipeline, jacks track, middle road to Fireball skid, Turners, Takeme2YourLeader, beer bottle to picnic table, Top Dog, climb back to fireball skid, Hulknhogan, lower Firball.
Advanced: Codgers entrance, Dun mountain trail, pipeline, jacks track, middle road to Fireball skid, Turners, Takeme2YourLeader, beer bottle to picnic table, Top Dog, climb to (if level is clearly NOT advanced then revert to Intermediate program) Hot Box, Maitai valley to Sharlands, climb to top of Loam, do Loam and ride back.
If you’re interested in rides at other mountain bike ride centres around the Nelson/Tasman region like Cable Bay Adventure Park, Richmond Hills, Kaiterteri, or The Wairoa Gorge, custom programs are available.
Pricing and Packages:
- 4-hr Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced Nelson Trails Orientation Ride
- Half-day Beginner or Intermediate Coaching session
- Guided Coppermine/Dun Mountain Loop (approx. 4-6hrs)
Expertly guided mountain bike rides around Nelson start at $249 for 1-2 people, with additional riders priced at $99 each. Premium mountain bike rental is available for only $75 per bike, and e-bike rental options are also available. Gravity Nelson also offers guided and/or shuttled trips, including Rameka, Involution, Intermediate Sharlands, and Codgers trails.