Hello everyone,

I'm new at this so bear with me - this is my first post.

My husband and I are coming to NZ at the end of Feb. for three week of mountain biking and sightseeing. I need your help. There seems to be sooooo many trails and so little time. Can you help me narrow the list of must ride trails?

We are both experienced mountain bikers. We live in Boulder Colorado USA and have ridden in Utah (Moab and St. George). We won't really be set up to camp and to do overnight biking trips but would like to do 2-5 hour rides. We will be making the tour around the south island. Christchurch - Kaikoura - Nelson - Christchurch - Mt. Cook - Queenstown - Te Anau - Dunedin - Christchurch. We aren't looking for the most killer trails but more those with special character, like really fun or really spectacular, etc.

We are VERY EXCITED about coming and have been reading and planning for quite a while. Please let me know your favorite trails (I mean "tracks" - got to get into the local language) and any tips you may have for me.

Thanks loads,