International Yeti Tribe Gathering New Zealand In Photos

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New Zealand is the destination atop most mountain biker’s bucket list making it a must-do location for the International Yeti Tribe Gathering.

Yeti freaks let loose on the land of the long white cloud

For the International Yeti Tribe Gathering’s third incarnation, it was the turn for the land of the long white cloud to take centre stage and host the 24 strong crew assembled for some two-wheeled action in the southern hemisphere summer. Meeting in Christchurch we shook off the jet lag with a spin in the Port Hills that ended with a dip in the Pacific before starting our 13-day adventure that would take us into the heart of the south Island, ending up in the mountain bike paradise of Queenstown. 

The diversity of New Zealand’s landscapes runs parallel with the trails that flow through her hills and mountains, from the almost eery but ever enchanting beech woods, to the temperate rainforest of the Old Ghost Road, to the golden tufts of grass on Coronet Peak in Queenstown. New Zealand has a trail portfolio so great in depth and quality that few could touch. The fun didn’t stop after the bikes were downed for the day, refreshing swim spots, watching the sun rise and set from above the tree line and clouds, and having dinner with the oh so imposing Mt Cook hanging over.

Take in the full 13 days of Kiwi action and lifestyle that went down on the International Yeti Tribe Gathering:

Yeti EWS racer Jubal Davis shredding in the Port Hills above Christchurch during the International Yeti Tribe New Zealand mountain bike tour.
Beers waiting for thirsty riders during the International Yeti Tribe New Zealand mountain bike tour.
Mountain bikers on the beach at Taylor's Mistake during the International Yeti Tribe New Zealand mountain bike tour.
Mountain biker riding the Old Ghost Road during the International Yeti Tribe New Zealand mountain bike tour.
Mountain biker riding the Old Ghost Road during the International Yeti Tribe New Zealand mountain bike tour.
Watching the sunrise from the Ghost Lake Hut after riding the Old Ghost Road during the International Yeti Tribe New Zealand mountain bike tour. It was such an amazing sight that we included it in our Top 10 MTB photos.
Watching the sunrise from the Ghost Lake Hut after riding the Old Ghost Road during the International Yeti Tribe New Zealand mountain bike tour.
Watching the sunrise from the Ghost Lake Hut after riding the Old Ghost Road during the International Yeti Tribe New Zealand mountain bike tour.
Dropping into the dense Jungle of the Old Ghost Road during the International Yeti Tribe New Zealand mountain bike tour.
The West Coast of New Zealand during the International Yeti Tribe New Zealand mountain bike tour.
Stunning sunset near Arthur's Pass during the International Yeti Tribe New Zealand mountain bike tour.
Mountain bikers riding in the Beech Woods of Craigieburn during the International Yeti Tribe New Zealand mountain bike tour.
Mt Cook at sunset during the International Yeti Tribe New Zealand mountain bike tour.
Riding the rollercoaster of trails at Cardrona Bike Park near Queenstown during the International Yeti Tribe New Zealand mountain bike tour.
Riding the rollercoaster of trails at Cardrona Bike Park near Queenstown during the International Yeti Tribe New Zealand mountain bike tour. Featured in our mountain biking tips.
Mountain biker riding the roots trails in Queenstown during the International Yeti Tribe New Zealand mountain bike tour.
Portrait of mountain biker's dusty face after riding Cardrona Bike Park near Queenstown during the International Yeti Tribe New Zealand mountain bike tour.
Mountain biker riding Coronet Peak near Queenstown during the International Yeti Tribe New Zealand mountain bike tour.
Mountain biker riding Coronet Peak near Queenstown during the International Yeti Tribe New Zealand mountain bike tour.
Sunset over the lake in Queenstown during the International Yeti Tribe New Zealand mountain bike tour.

Fancy joining in the fun? The International Yeti Tribe and Beti Tribe are heading for the Highlands of Scotland later this year for whisky-fuelled adventures, antics, and some of the finest singletrack around.

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