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 Bikepark Champéry, Geneva, Switzerland
Champery lies near Geneva, being considered as a Mountain Bike Mekka. It is formed by Val d’Illiez, the Swiss resorts of the Portes du Soleil, Morgins and Champery and is a regular host of the Swiss Mountain Bike Championship. Champery Bikepark is the largest mountain bike domain in Europe together with the French Portes du Soleil.
The bikepark consists of 24 lifts, 580 km /360.6 mi long of marked trails and 9 permanent downhill and free-ride runs. You will find from easily family trails to hardcore free runs and full on downhill. The free-ride trails on the Bex are ultra – steep. Champery offers everything a mountain biker may dream of.
There are bike rentals if you don’t have your own bike. You will find everything from world cup downhill bikes to children’s bikes. Apart from crazy downhills, the trails are also scenic, so you will enjoy breathtaking descents over Lake Geneva. Don’t miss riding this Mountain Bike heaven.