Helibike Nelson is a small Nelson based company. We are all about mountain biking at any level. We love to take people on adventurous mountain bike rides in and around the top of the South Island, New Zealand.

Our driving force is the reward that comes from the huge grins we see on our clients faces at the end of the day,  knowing we have taken them on a ride that has not only left a mark on their soul but will be a part of their memories forever.

We like to create a relaxed, fun atmosphere in our groups that feels like a group of mates on holiday. Our trips are led by our experienced professional guides who each bring their own unique personality,  and strive to understand and meet your needs. We keep our groups small enough to make sure that we can offer the best of ourselves and pay attention to the little things that make a difference.

We are dedicated to your enjoyment and safety. Whilst you get on with having the best ride of your life, we take care of the logistics, health and safety requirements and ensure  you get home safge and sound.

Our incredible rides and incredible places

We know our rides and destinations intimately. Where we take you, how we get there, and the interactions you have with our people and the environment are all extremely important to us to get right for you. We have chosen and developed a range of rides and adventures that we feel is unrivalled and each is unique in its character, just like the riders we take there. 

The natural environment

We are personally committed to minimising our impact on the environment. We believe in taking time to think about how our actions can benefit or impact the environments and eco-systems we visit an use that to make a net positive impact. 

Our people

Helibike Nelson is owned and operated by myself, Steve and my wife Jacinta. We are both very passionate mountain bikers. We lead a small and dedicated team of professional guides and drivers who along with us share a common goal to make sure your adventure with us is a rewarding, memorable and safe one. We do not rush things and like to spend time on the details and getting it right.


Steve (owner / guide) loading bikes on the Canaan Downs



Jacinta (Owner / Driver) after finishing the Rainbow Rage

Jacinta is also a passionate nurse who works remotely in the outback of Australia 6 months of the year, Her love of mountain biking sees her spending as much spare time on her bike as she can, either up in the back hills of Nelson, or competing in local events




Brian (our lead guide) guiding up on the Heaphy Track







Petra (our self confessed "Mad cow") up at the Aoreri shelter on a Heaphy Trip 








Tony (Driver / Trainee Guide) on a Ben Nevis Helibike






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Safety is paramount to us, and we have gone to long lengths to ensure our safety plans and our attention to details make for a safe and memorable journey for you. Mountain biking is an inherently dangerous sport, and no matter how much we try and avoid accidents or injury, they do happen. Its what we do and how we manage this that counts. Our Safety Plans have been audited and passed by Outdoors NZ and meet the full requirements of DOC and other partners who's trails and land we use.

We are also accredited under the the government Adventure Activity Operator regulations Scheme

This is a well resourced organisation. The systems are thorough and well documented. There is ample opportunity for clients to give feedback into the safety management.

Good skills shown by the guide. Excellent manner and style of guiding.

In summary, this is an excellent, quality guiding operation
— Auditor, Outdoors NZ