Arrowtown is a small, former gold-mining town, situated in Otago region, in the South Island, New Zealand. It is only 20 minutes drive from Queenstown (connected through Shotover Gorge) and lies on the banks of Arrow River, one of the richest sources of gold in the 1860's.
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Mountain Biking in Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe, California USA
Lake Tahoe is a lovely place for mountain biking. There is a biking trail called Angora Lakes Climb or Angora Ridge, which is a great introduction for beginners to the beautiful mountain biking experience. The trail is about 2 mi/3.2 km and it is partially paved and partially dirt.
It proceeds for about 2 mi/3.2 km to Angora Lookout and then 2 more mi/3.2 km to Angora Lakes. While biking, you can enjoy the spectacular view of Fallen Leaf Lake and Mt. Tallac. When you reach Angora Lakes, take a moment to admire the panoramic view of Lake Tahoe and Desolation Wildness.
The view is magnificent. One of the trails, Mr. Toad’s is dangerous, highly technical, stomach turning, 1500 ft/457.2 m descent from the 7200 ft/2195 m trail-head at Big Meadow. Many rough, rock chutes drops of up to 6 ft/1.8 m, making this ride only for experts.
This 13 mi/20.9 km ride makes a nice combination with a circular route that follows Route 89 south from Meyers towards Luther Pass for a little less than 4.5 mi/7.2 km. That part, the hard one, is known as Saxon Creek trail. If you plan to make the whole circuit, make sure you have a lot of water with you.
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