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Welcome to Bike Glendhu

Bike Rentals

If you’re new to biking in Wanaka and looking for a one-stop solution for riding the most beautiful trails, you’ve come to the right place!

Bike Glendhu MTB Park has you covered with over 40km of pictureseque trails for all abilities, bike and gear rentals, a rad Base area complete with cafe, beer garden and kids play areas, as well as shuttles (if you don’t feel like pedalling), all just a 10-min drive from Wanaka CBD!

We’ve also got a few tips and tricks for which trails you should start on and how to work your way up to more difficult rides and features. Read below to find out more.

Don’t forget! You’ll need a trail pass to ride at Bike Glendhu. Find pass options and prices here.

Bike Rentals

Let’s start with getting you on a bike! Our top-notch Trek rental fleet is fine-tuned and ready for all abilities. If you’re keen on a pass & bike rental package, click here to book in advance and save!

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E-Bike $149
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$189
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Full Suspension $85
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$125
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Kids & Youth Hardtail $25
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$45
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E-Bike

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$149
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Full Day
$189
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Full Suspension

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$125
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Kids & Youth Hardtail

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Helpful things to know

Electric bicycles help you ride farther and faster than you would on a traditional mountain bike. While most models look like a regular bike, ebikes feature a motor and battery. This helps you easily manage hills, travel longer distances without getting tired.

If you’re feeling a little hesitant about pedalling at Bike Glendhu, we recommend a Trek Rail ebike from our rental fleet – they’re the best way to see as much of the park as possible! Feel like a hybrid between a traditional full-suspension and an ebike? The Trek Fuel EXe is the perfect mountain bike to rent for those who want a lighter ebike.

A full suspension mountain bike has front suspension in the fork as well as rear suspension (often referred to as a shock). Full suspension MTBs are better suited to terrain that may be rocky or uneven, as well as riding downhill.

At Bike Glendhu, our full suspension mountain bike fleet consists of Trek Fuel EX 8, voted bike of the year by Outside Online.

In mountain biking lingo, a shuttle is a point-to-point ride or a way to get to the top of a downhill section of trail.

At Bike Glendhu, we have two types of shuttles. Our van shuttle is a 9-seater van with a massive bike rack attached to the towing hitch. It takes riders to our Lower Mountain landing called Jack’s Point, where beginner and intermediate trails can be accessed.

Our other shuttle is a 6-seater Can-Am. A Can-Am is an off-road side-by-side vehicle. We’ve also attached a bike rack to these so that we can access the Mid- and Upper Mountain trails.

Bikes

Gear

Helmets are included with all rentals. Elbow and knee pads can be rented for $5 each. If you’d had a shocker and forgotten your helmet, come and see us and we’ll sort you out (subject to availability). If not renting a bike, helmet rentals are $10 each.

Where to ride

Bike Glendhu is home to over 40km of trails. Where should you start?!

First, consider a van or Can-Am shuttle. Our van shuttle will take you tow Jack’s Spot, which is the access point for all our Lower Mountain trails (the easiest trails on the mountain). Our Can-Am shuttle can boost you to the summit (Falcon’s Nest) for arguably the best views in Wanaka. You can also book in a 2- or 3-Hour Unlimited Can-Am shuttle and lap as many times as you like.

Check out our trail recommendations below.

For beginners

If you’re a beginner rider, or just feel like taking it easy and avoiding obstacles or surprises, our Kakariki loop is a great place to start. Long, smooth and scenic. Don’t discount her though; Kakariki is still a mountain bike trail, so it’s heaps more fun than a gravel footpath.

From there, if you depart from Jack’s Spot (our Lower Mountain access zone), you can do a very easy loop down the top half of Matt and Gary. This is short loop has an easy climb trail back to Jack’s Spot, so you can do it over and over, building your confidence each run.

For intermediate riders

One of our most popular trails at BG is Jairolla. It’s is a smooth ride, featuring small rollers and jumps, but with no big surprises. You can access Jairolla from Jack’s Spot.

From there, you can climb up Switch It Up to The Crossing, which is our mid-mountain access area. Here, there are lots more intermediate tracks like Monsoon Hoon, Vol. 2, and Lower Baywatch.

To find out more about intermediate tracks, click below.

 

For advanced riders

For our advanced jumpers, Hare-Time is an all-time favourite. 1.8km of non-stop table tops, hip jumps and rollers.

If you’re ready to progress to a black tech trail, start on Methane Train. This trail starts with a fast section of corners, lips, rock hops and rollers you can gap. Further down, there are some larger rock drops and rolls. From there, you can progress to Dark Matter, The Black Pearl or The Abyss.

Falcon’s Nest Summit

Falcon’s Nest Summit is probably what we are best known for here at Bike Glendhu – just look at it! A trip to the park isn’t complete without a photo at the top.

There are a few ways you can get there. Renting an ebike and pedalling up is easy on the legs and absolutely gorgeous, with views of the Motatapu and Matukituki Valleys, as well as Mt. Aspiring National Park as you make your way. This route can take about 2 hours.

An even easier way is to book in for a Falcon’s Nest Can-Am boost. For just $45, you’ll go from Base to Summit in just 25min!

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