Garden Route is a popular stretch of the south-eastern coastline of South Africa. It is sand-witched between the Indian Ocean and the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains. It has a mild oceanic climate with mild to warm summers and mild to cool winters and considered second mildest climate after Hawaii according to the Guinness Book of Records.
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Mountain Biking in Sticky Forest, 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.
One of the best free ride/downhill mountain bike sites in Wanaka is Sticky Forest (5 min from the center of the town). There are 20 trails and tracks you can choose, from the more demanding switchbacks of Yumpts and Stumpy to the uphill Crankin’ Fine’s track or the legendary Venus and Sweet Carrot Cake. It is perfect for riders of all levels and consists one of the most popular destinations for the freestyle mountain bikers in New Zealand.
Note: Buy a map of Sticky Forest to explore the numerous trails.
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.