The Free State is situated on the flat boundless plains in the heart of South Africa. Known locally as the "breadbasket" of South Africa, it is the agricultural city and most of its land is at 1000 m/3281 ft above sea level. It is the land of rugby, sunny skies and characterized by a continental climate, with warm to hot summers and cool to cold winters.
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Mountain Biking in Deans Bank Track, Wanaka, Otago New Zealand
The town is surrounded by the awe-inspiring Southern Alps, with spectacular mountains such as the Crown Range, Haast Pass, Roys Peak and Pisa Range and is close to Mount Aspiring National Park (World Heritage Area). Despite the mountainous scenery, the climate is considered to be continental, with fairly warm summers and temperatures that can reach up to 25°C/77°F, and cold winters with frequent snowfalls.
For the mountain biking lovers, Deans Bank Track is one of the best rides you can experience. It starts at 4 mi / 5 km away from Wanaka, on the north side of Albert Town and gets up to Dublin Bay. It is a magnificent one-way loop track (7 mi/11.75 km) with some technical obstacles, tight corners, a few jumps, numerous climbs and descends. When you get to the pine forest, it gets a bit more demanding. Enjoy the breathtaking view of Upper Clutha River.
Note: Intermediate level.
Relevant activites based in New Zealand
January – NEW ZEALAND
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Kaituna River.
Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.