Mountain Biking for the Well-heeled

Queenstown’s Fat Tyre Company is recommended for “those who like riding down and can afford not to pedal up” in the Globe and Mail’s travel pages. “For the well-heeled rider, there’s a better way: Grab your bike and hop on a helicopter. When you land on a treeless, moss-covered peak strewn with giant granite tors (or outcrop), you will feel like you’re mountain biking in Middle-earth. Leave the 360-degree views and descend about 1700 metres, over the next several hours, on loose rocky trails and sheep tracks.”


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Six of the Best Adventures in New Zealand

Six of the Best Adventures in New Zealand

“Whether you prefer a stomach-dropping free fall or a calf-burning rock ascent, New Zealand has no shortage of hair-raising adventures for those with a head for heights,” Justin Meneguzzi writes for…