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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The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

In Northland, “cultural lessons await, as do hot springs where visitors can recharge body and soul,” according to Daniel Scheffler writing for The New York Times. The region is included in…