7 best mountain bike destinations on Earth
These remote two-wheeler trails offer speed, excitement and scenery.
Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown is known for its adventure sports opportunities. This destination on New Zealand's South Island draws everyone from skiers to whitewater kayakers to kite boarders. Speed-seeking mountain bikers are also attracted to Queenstown because of its diverse menu of downhill and off-road options.
You've heard of hell-skiing, but what about hell-biking? There is actually a service in Queenstown that will drop riders on the summit of nearby mountains so that they can zoom all the way down. The Queenstown Bike Park is slightly less extreme, but riders can still reach high speeds as the bike glides downhill after reaching the top of the trails on a gondola. There are also guided rides available through the surrounding countryside.