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Bike Experiences

The most fun you can have on two wheels. Choose freewheel or powered machines.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Wanaka enjoys some of New Zealand’s best single-track riding, just a stone’s throw from the towering Southern Alps where the scenery is second to none. Enjoy purpose-built mountain biking trails through Wanaka’s spectacular high country landscapes. This region's wide variety of undulating trails allows you to select the ride that will best suit you and make for an unforgettable adventure! Cross-country mountain biking is a thoroughly enjoyable way to explore Lake Wanaka and enjoy the picturesque views.

HELI BIKING

Heli Biking is the ultimate mountain biking experience. Imagine 6000 vertical feet of long and flowing tracks from one of New Zealand's highest mountain ranges. And with heli mountain biking, Wanaka style, the uphill is as much fun as the downhill thrills. Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight overlooking the three giant lakes below with breathtaking views of the snow-capped Southern Alps. With world-class equipment, guiding and instruction, heli-biking is suitable for all fitness levels and abilities.

ROAD CYCLING

The Wanaka area boasts amazing road cycling routes. Roll along on the country roads that weave through the Southern Alps. Admire the snow-covered peaks and glistening lakes. A road bike is the absolute best way to explore the region, cruise remote alpine valleys, climb mountain passes and ride through the world-famous Central Otago vineyards. Blend thrilling road rides, culinary delights and relaxation into one fantastic Wanaka experience - gourmet meals, superb bottles of local Pinot wine, and a restful night in your choice of accommodation from the Release Wanaka Luxury Collection.

OFF-ROAD MOTORCYCLING

This is the ultimate getaway for the motorcycle enthusiast. There is no better way to access and experience the extreme, rugged mountain environment of the Lake Wanaka region. Improve your riding skills and explore some of the most picturesque and spectacular enduro terrain in the southern hemisphere with our expert local guides. Exciting trips can take you along the shores of Lake Wanaka before you climb steeply to enjoy the majestic lake and mountain views of the surrounding Mount Aspiring National Park. Discover for yourself why Wanaka and the Central Otago Lakes District are considered by many to be among the world's great off-road destinations.

Release offers unique and memorable experiences. Talk to us about creating an experience that combines your personal choice of the many world-class attractions and adventure opportunities within easy reach of your luxury Wanaka accommodation.

What our customers say

  • "My partner and I plus 2 friends from Australia spent a few days at Mantells. Words cannot describe how spacious and luxurious the apartments are, or do justice to the many features of this special place. We ate gourmet food prepared in the fabulous kitchen and sipped local Pinot Noir by the roaring open fire at night. We then watched the mega screen projection TV in Apartment 1 and ended the day in the romantic upstairs bath with its ever changing light show and the flicker of candles. The apartment is so perfect and the views so stunning that you won't want to leave."

    Meredith & Roger, Melbourne, Australia

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