$99 Nelson MTB Club Members, $69 Youth, $129 Non NMTBC members

The Nelson Mountain Bike Club operate day shuttles at the Gorge. This is the most popular way to ride, you’ll join with other riders for a fun day out making the most of the fantastic trails on offer. The Gorge offers trails that are grades 3 to 6, with 23% being grade 3 and 52% are 4, perfect for intermediate riders and above. You must pre-book.

Joining the Nelson Mountain Bike Club is recommended. You’ll easily cover your costs as you will receive a $30 discount on your day shuttle pass (adult price only), a permit for riding in Sharlands forest in Nelson, a huge number of member discounts and benefits (including petrol and beer), and you will be supporting the club and all the work it does in the region.

Day Shuttle Information

  • Arrive at The Gorge. Meet the Gorge Crew: Briefing for health and safety, a run down on the day and radio assignment.

  • Shuttles start from 8.30am and the final uplift departs at 3pm.

  • Lunch break is at Irvine’s hut with great views and hot water. 

  • Please ride with another rider- no solo riders. 

  • Radios are to communicate between staff and riders. 

  • At the end of the day please hand in the radios to staff and sign out. 

First time runs

Check out our route options on the Trails page and start with a couple of lower graded ones to get a feel for the trails. Ask one of the crew what route may suit your first run.

Other information

There are a lot of trails to choose from and many link seamlessly into a continuous single-track experience from top to bottom (a vertical drop of around 1000m). The signage and route selection throughout the park, and each trail has been built to be a consistent grade from top to bottom. 

If you require more flexibility with your booking you might want to consider a private shuttle.

If you need to join the Nelson Mountain Bike Club you can do so here >>.

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The Gorge Mountain Pike Park - World class trails!