On one of our first mornings in Rotorua, my girlfriend and myself were picked up from our accommodation in a van by our great guide Wade (and his awesome dog Flynn), after which we were driven 15 minutes out of town to the Redwoods forest. Not really having a lot of mountain biking experience, we were quickly set up with some high quality Giant aluminum framed mountain bikes, given a quick rundown of the basics, then made our way out of the flat carpark and into the trails. Wade was really knowledgeable about the area, and really receptive to our experience level, guiding us through some very easy trails, through some beautiful scenery, gradually building us up to some more exciting riding as we improved. Wade basically gave us the freedom of how long we wanted to go for (with our own fitness being the only thing that made us eventually go in), and I think we rode for just under 3 hours in total.
The whole vibe from the staff was really friendly, and their base cafe there served some exceptional coffee (which according my barista girlfriend, is of some of the highest quality we've had on our trip) and baked goods upon our return. Would definitely go back again, and recommend.
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