Vertigo - Guided Tours

THE ORIGINAL QUEENSTOWN HELI BIKE.  A RIDE SO SPECTACULAR THAT IT’S APPEARED IN NUMEROUS MOUNTAIN BIKE MOVIES!

CHARTER ONLY AT $2500 – MAX GROUP OF 5

Requirements
MTB Skills – 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.

Trip Stats:

Total Distance – 16-18km (depending on drop off point)

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 a rough and rocky, open 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 $2500 (charter trips only).  Max number of people 5. 

The trip operation is subject to weather conditions on the day.  Operates by arrangement only.  Please call us directly on +64 3 442 8378 if you are interested in this private trip.

Vertigo - Heli Tour