Big Mountain offers guided mountain bike tours within Australia, as well as outbound tours to New Zealand and North America.
We seek out the very best single-track and combine that with unique cultural experiences, great food, and accommodation, in a well-organised, small-group adventure led by professional guides.
Once a thriving mining town with the richest tin mine in the world and one of the last remaining wilderness areas, Derby is now home to one of the world's premier mountain bike networks located in Tasmania.
The birth place of mountain biking, this is Colorado, where the best single-track trails on the planet are found. Mountain bikers from all over the world come to Colorado to tackle this fat-tire paradise.
One of the oldest mountain bike networks in New Zealand, with master crafted trails, unbeatable riding surfaces, well draining volcanic soils, varying topography and fantastic scenery. It is no wonder Rotorua is renowned among mountain bikers worldwide as a premier riding destination.
Q: How do I make a tour booking?
A: Contact us and we’ll respond shortly thereafter (typically within 48 hours). Once we have confirmed the details of your booking with you we’ll then email you an itinerary and an invoice. Once you make payment (25% deposit as a minimum) then your place on the tour will be confirmed. Note: Full payment is required 6 weeks prior to the start of your tour.
Q: How far in advance should I make a tour booking?
A: We recommend booking as soon as you have decided on a tour and you know you can travel. To avoid disappointment, it’s best to secure your booking as soon as possible.
Q: What is the tour group size and eligibility?
A: Our tour groups are typically between 6 and 12 participants, with up to 2 guides per group. For larger groups (13+), a third guide will provide extra support throughout the tour. Participants must be 18 and over, unless accompanied by an adult or legal guardian.
NB: We can cater a tour to your specific needs through prior arrangement.
Q: What level of ability will I need to go on tour?
A: Our tours are aimed towards the experienced mountain biker i.e. there could well be a few technical sections, descents, steep climbs, and a couple of long days. If you are an intermediate to expert level rider, then these tours are for you. If, however you're a novice rider then we can cater to suit you too! If you have any questions regarding your suitability for a particular tour, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Q: What happens if a trail is closed, or in the event of bad weather?
A: We make amendments to our tour route on the rare occasion that trails, parks or activities are shut or closed due to bad weather, trail maintenance, and/or unsafe conditions. If we cannot re-route the tour, or a compromise is not possible, we will refund that portion of the tour.
Q: What’s included in the tour price?
A: All our tours include; transport, passionate and qualified guides, mechanical support, accommodation, and some meals are also provided.
Note: Please be sure to refer to your tour itinerary, as each tour has specific inclusions that are included in the tour price.
Q: What is the standard of accommodation?
A: Regardless of where we go, accommodation absolutely must meet our standards and we have hand-picked every place we stay at. Standard accommodation is twin share, but usually with an option to upgrade to a private (double) room.
Q: Do I need travel insurance?
A: We recommend taking out travel insurance once you have booked your tour. Speak to your travel agent as they can usually assist you. If you live in Australia, we would strongly urge you to take out a membership with MTBA - https://www.mtba.org.au/membership
Q: I am travelling on my own – can I join one of your tours?
A: Absolutely! A great many of our guests are solo travellers and they have a wonderful time, meeting a bunch of like-minded people that quickly become great friends.
Q: There is a group of us that want to join a tour, is that OK?
A: Yes, groups are most welcome on tour. If booking as part of a group be sure to enter the group name in the comments field of the booking enquiry form.
Q: What do I need to bring?
A: Your own reliable, mechanically sound bike, personal riding equipment and apparel, and some spares for general repairs e.g. derailleur hanger, tyres, tubes, chain, and a gear cable, however we can assist you with most mechanical issues, including bicycle assembly and set up. We will also send you a detailed clothing and equipment list with your itinerary. Don't forget to pack a "can-do" attitude and sense of humour?
Q: Can I hire a mountain bike?
A: We offer limited high-performance bike hire at some of our tour locations. Please contact us for more information on what is available.
Big Mountain offers a complete airport to trail head service – all you have to do is book your flight, pack your bags and your bike, and we’ll take care of the rest!
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"The tour was hands down the most fun I have had on my bike... also made some new friends along the way."
"Outstanding value for money and it was awesome having a mechanic on tour. I will be back again."
"The team were great. Professional and yet having fun at the same time. They really made the trip special. It was a truly memorable trip away."
"It was awesome to complete the trails. I never thought I could do it."
"I had a great time and am still coming down off the high!"
"I loved the whole thing, great memories!"