THE ORIGINAL QUEENSTOWN HELI BIKE. A RIDE SO SPECTACULAR THAT IT’S APPEARED IN NUMEROUS MOUNTAIN BIKE MOVIES!
MTB Skills – Intermediate/Advanced
Fitness – Good level of fitness required
A wicked helicopter flight over The Remarkables to one of the highest heli bike drop-offs in the area, near the peak of Ben Cruachan (just under 2000m). The views are as breath-taking as the altitude! After the scenic helicopter flight (with the bikes!), the serenity, once the helicopter leaves us on the ridgeline, is hard to put into words.
Total Distance – 18km
Terrain – 6km Open Ridgeline, 6km Alpine Single track, 6km Rough 4wd Road
Descent Time – 2-3 hours depending on group speed
Trip Time (round trip) – 4 hours
An 18km backcountry mountain bike trip like no other, our trail has a great mixture of terrain. Starting on open rolling ridgeline, then diving into a beautiful flowing section of fast alpine singletrack made by the original gold miners back in the 1860′s, the track finishes as a rough and fast 4wd road meandering down to the picturesque Gibston Valley (Valley of Wines). 1500m of vertical descent!
What is included in the trip?:
Giant Reign 6” travel full suspension mountain bike
Helmet, Gloves, Knee/Shin guards and elbow guards (optional)
Cookie Time Cookie for a half way boost!
Experienced and fun Vertigo Bikes Guide
Scenic helicopter flight to the start of the ride
Guaranteed good times Smile
Price $399 per person
Departures – 1.30pm
Vertigo’s heli bike trip will operate subject to minimum numbers and weather conditions on the day. Operates November – April.
This is a mountain bike ride for advanced mountain biker’s that is absolutely not to be missed!
Ride the trails made famous in many mountain bike movies, including “Follow Me”. Get 5 runs in total down the original Gold Miners Pack Trail into Skippers Canyon, following the 5km single track descent complete with rocky sections, steep drop offs, & stream crossings. Follow this up with runs at Rude Rock & the “Zoot Trail”, a fast and flowing DH track that gets better every run, as you get comfortable with the sheer speed!
Allow 3 hours.
WE SORT YOU OUT WITH ONE-WAY TRANSPORT, A GREAT BIKE, HELMET AND WICKED ROUTE NOTES BASED ON OUR OWN EXPERIENCE!
Let Vertigo take the road hassle out of getting to some of the far-flung, but best spots. We give you wicked route notes based on our personal experience, and let you get on with having a good time. We will drop you off at the beginning of the rides and you make your own way back to town, in your own time, at your own pace. All of our self-guide trips include as standard a Sport Front Suspension mountain bike for the day (upgrades to full suspension bikes available), helmet, tool kit, pump and detailed route notes to help make sure you don’t get lost.
Make up your own itinerary! – We have shuttle options available to all of the Queenstown Trails at 8.30 and 12.30 daily (2 people minimum required).
To book your bike, helmet & ride, just pick your shuttle time and we will discuss all the options with you, and take you to your ideal ride.
The most popular self guided rides are Arrowtown, Moke Lake (via 7 Mile Bike Park) and Jacks Point. For a full run down of the top ten rides in the area, check out our Regional Rides section and see what you fancy.
The Southern Hemisphere’s first gondola-assisted mountain bike park! Gondola access is provided by Skyline Queenstown! Cheers guys!
The Queenstown Bike Park usually operates from around the end of September until the end of April.
WHO BETTER TO SHOW YOU THE TRAILS THAN THE PEOPLE THAT BUILT THE FIRST MTB TRACK ON THE HILL OVER 10 YEARS AGO AND THE ONLY COMPANY TO HAVE BEEN GUIDING ON THE HILL SINCE 2000?
If you are new to Downhill Mountain Biking or you want someone to show you around, this is a great way to get your bearings around the Queenstown Bike Park, with one of Vertigo’s expert guides. We know this area better than anyone else (we built the first mountain bike track up there!). We are the ONLY company to have been guiding people in the Bike Park for over 10 years, so you know you are in good hands.
The Bike Park Intro includes your Giant Reign Full Suspension bike, Half Day Lift Ticket, Full Face Helmet, Body Armour and a Vertigo guide for 2 runs in the park. Our guide will help you with bike set-up, track orientation and basic skills to help you get down the park safely and increase your enjoyment!