After many years of guiding it was only a matter of time before I started up my own company. I had been wanting to start up my own business but enjoyed the nomadic lifestyle that seasonal guiding and working for other companies allowed me to have. It has finally become time to start guided tours as New Zealand Mountain Biking.
The idea for this came into fruition around 3 years ago when I was out guiding a group around Lake Waikaremoana for Walking Legends. Over this time I gained some extremely valuable experience in some very cool places like sea kayaking in antarctica and guiding around some of New Zealand's most beautiful locations. The idea has been tweaked, upgraded, downgraded, and upgraded again and again. Now finally I have reached the stage where I am happy with a product that I will be proud to guide and call my own.
After many a mission on my own accord, whether it be sea kayaking on the Antarctic Peninsular, White water kayaking in the remote High Sierras, or trying to find obscure trail heads mountain biking around the U.S.A, I decided that it was time to help other mountain bikers by providing an amazing trip. Who wants to waste time trying to research trails, locate maps, and then only to find that the trail reviews they read were completely wrong after a not-so-ideal experience on the trail? Nobody. This is one of the many good reasons why people want to go guided and jump on an organized trip.
With over 10 years experience leading groups in the outdoors, working for a number of great companies (and a few not so good ones), in a number of countries with a range of nationalities, I have come up with an incredible trip of my own. The Central North Island Tour which is a five day, all-inclusive guided tour of the Central North Island's best intermediate mountain biking trails to be found.
So take a look around the site, feel free to ask any questions and I look forward to seeing you out there on the trail!