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About Us

Tailor-made Rides to Suit You

Planet Bike has the highest standards in service and safety so you can relax and enjoy your ride. Our guides are first aid trained, skilled mechanics and love biking! They’ll make sure your ride is what you want.

Planet Bike is a friendly company, based in the action packed centre of the North Island – Rotorua!

A cycle friendly town famous for it’s geothermal activity from boiling mud pools to huge geysers. Rotorua has some of the best mountain biking on the planet’the best single track ever’ is what Gary Fisher had to say. Surrounded by forest we have 40km of purpose built single track on our doorstep, beautiful lakes to cycle to and spectacular rides through thermal areas.

We recommend 3-7 days in Rotorua, the cultural heart of New Zealand – but if you’re a mountain biker you had better make it a couple of weeks! We can arrange all your accommodation, transport and sightseeing requirements.

We are on site at Whakarewarewa Forest where the best trails start. First left off Highway 5 to Taupo after Whakarewarewa thermal area.

A Background on Planet Bike

Planet Bike is a small innovative company with the highest professional standards, and was founded in 1999 to take mountain biking mainstream by offering a range of quality services previously unavailable. Planet Bike now offers the following services three hundred and sixty three days a year:

  • Mountain bike tours for overseas and domestic visitors
  • Introductory rides for those wanting to try mountain biking
  • Workshops for adults and children
  • Qualified instruction to intermediate and high school groups
  • NZQA Unit Standards for schools, polytechnics and training centres
  • Motivational courses for the unemployed
  • Conference groups
  • Corporate team building
  • Quality bike hire
  • Mechanical services

New Zealand and in particular the North Island is renowned worldwide for it’s spectacular forests, lakes, volcanoes and beaches, attracting visitors from all over the globe. While Rotorua has always been famous for its thermal attractions and Maori culture, in recent years it has developed a dynamic adventure tourism industry to rival any. Most importantly it is now recognized as one of the world’s best mountain biking destinations.

Rotorua – what better home for two passionate mountain bikers and what better place to build an adventure tourism business. If you would like more information on who we are and what we do, please don’t hesitate to contact Edd or Lennore at Planet Bike.