Rising from the Eastern Cape and running along the Kwazulu-Natal's western border, the Drakensberg mountain range is the highest in South Africa standing at 3482 m/11424 ft in height. The mountains are capped by a layer of basalt of 1400 m/4593 ft thick and offers amazing flora and fauna.
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Mountain Biking in Glenorchy, South Island, Otago New Zealand
It is located at 44 km/27 mi from Queenstown (a breathtaking, scenic drive) and consists the gateway to Fiordland and Mount Aspiring National Parks. Glenorchy and the surrounding area was the setting for the legendary films Lord of the Rings and X-Men Origins.
Grasp the opportunity to explore the wider area of Glenorchy on a mountain bike. There is variety of trails you can choose from, depending on your skill level (easy/intermediate: Rees Valley, Paradise, Routeburn Track, Judah and Heather Jock Tracks; advanced: Mt McIntosh, track with great views of Lake Wakatipu and Mount Earnslaw.
Immerse yourself in the cycling adventure, feel the thrill of your personal effort and cover miles and miles discovering the rare and wild beauty of the surrounding mountains, hills, valleys and forests! There is a number of operators, based in Glenorchy that offer a great variety of guided tours, or bike rental.
Note: Mountain Biking is prohibited on all tracks in Mt Aspiring National Park.