About Us

Wellington MTB Adventures was founded in 2019 by Pete Colvin and Bex Houston. Pete and Bex believe that Wellington is New Zealand's best kept mountain biking secret. Our region has over 200 km of trails with a mix of grades and flavours. 'The coolest little capital in the world' also has a range of attractions, including New Zealand's best cafe and craft beer scenes, a range of unique experiences - take your pick from a wide selection of festivals and sporting events, a tour of Weta Workshops, an international exhibition at Te Papa, or the chance to glimpse a Tuatara at Zealandia.

What we offer

Wellington Mountain Bike Adventures offer a range of services, including:

  • premium guided mountain bike tours throughout the Wellington region and beyond.  We cater for all skill levels from families to beginners to even the most advanced riders,
  • public, private and chartered shuttling.  Either join one of our regular shuttles or tailor make an itinerary specifically for your group, and
  • analog (pedaled) or digital (electric) bike hire.

Get in touch - we would love to show you round our corner of paradise!

Meet our guide - Peter Colvin

Thanks for viewing our website and checking out who we are.

Mountain biking has been a thing for me since the early Nineties.

Steel rigid bikes with canti brakes and 21 speed gears got the wheels rolling.

As biking grew so did my enthusiasm, riding every trail I could find, racing the NZ national series, one year I raced in all mountain bike disciplines: XC, DH and trials.

Riding trips overseas in the off season became a hobby. Whistler, the US, England, Europe even the  World single speed champs in Ireland on a Tandem with my wife, Amanda.  One highlight was riding the Leh to Manalai highway across the Indian Himalayas riding the 5 high passes including the Rohtang La at 5328m high.

After I returned home after each of these trips I could not get past the feeling that Wellington had as much to offer as any other destination so started out with this business.

Now you can come and enjoy wellington as much as I do.

Meet our guide - Bex Houston

I got my first mountain bike in 1999 and was hooked from the first ride.  Mountain biking in Wellington was in its infancy with only a fraction of the amazing trails that we have today, bikes were also very different - so riding has come a long way since then.  

I have been involved in trail building and organized races for our Wellington mountain bike community dating back over 10 years.  I have taken so much pride in watching new riders, young and old take up the sport and share my passion.

During my racing career I participated in XC and endurance events.  I held a national title in XC in my age grade, and won many of the 6 hour endurance events in the North Island. 

Wellington MTB Adventures allows me to share my love of mountain biking, our culture and environment with Wellington and the world...  This is a long awaited dream come true...  

I'd love to show you our corner of paradise!