Heli-Biking: An adventure of a lifetime!




Heli-Biking: An adventure of a lifetime!


Heli-biking’s an adrenaline-pumping adventure sport that combines the thrill of mountain biking with the unique experience of heli-skiing. You’ll be flown by helicopter to remote, high-altitude locations, typically on mountain ridges, and you’ll descend on specially designed mountain bikes. 

Here’s an in-depth look:

Helicopter Access: the adventure begins with a helicopter ride that takes you to a remote and often unreachable location… a mountaintop, ridgeline, or other high-altitude area. An insane starting point for your descent.

Unique Terrain:that’s an understatement! Locations chosen for heli-biking feature rugged, natural terrain, not accessible by conventional means. Alpine meadows, rocky descents, and forest trails, offer a mix of technical challenges and, of course, breathtaking scenery.

Specialized Equipment: heli-biking requires robust, high-performance mountain bikes equipped to handle demanding terrain. Full-suspension bikes are the best for absorbing the shocks from rocky and uneven surfaces.

Guided Tours: most heli-biking experiences are led by professional guides who are familiar with the terrain and can ensure your safety. These guides provide instructions and support throughout the ride.

Safety Precautions: given the remote and challenging nature of heli-biking, safety comes 1st! You’ll be equipped with helmets, pads, and other protective gear. Guides carry communication devices, first-aid kits, and GPS trackers.

Benefits of Heli-Biking

Adventure: it’s a one-of-a-kind experience that combines the thrill of mountain biking with the adventure of flying in a helicopter. Is it on your bucket-list?

Stunning Views: the aerial perspective from the helicopter, followed by the panoramic views during the descent, is simply unmatched!

Remote Locations: heli-biking allows you access to pristine and untouched terrains, far from crowded trails and bike parks, providing a sense of solitude and connection with nature.

Challenges of Heli-Biking

Technical Difficulty: the terrain encountered during heli-biking is quite challenging, requiring advanced mountain biking skills. Be prepared for steep descents, loose rocks, and technical trail features.

Cost: it’s an expensive sport because of the cost of helicopter charters, specialized equipment, and professional guides.

Weather Dependence: weather conditions affect the feasibility of a heli-biking trip. Poor weather can mean cancellations or delays, making it a somewhat unpredictable adventure.

Popular Heli-Biking Destinations

Whistler, British Columbia: known for its stunning landscapes and world-class mountain biking trails, Whistler offers some of the best heli-biking experiences in the world.

Queenstown, New Zealand: Queenstown’s rugged mountains and beautiful scenery make it a popular destination for heli-biking, attracting adventure seekers from around the globe.

Alps, Europe: the European Alps offer a variety of heli-biking opportunities, with diverse terrains ranging from alpine meadows to rocky descents.

Heli-biking is thrilling! It provides an unforgettable experience for those with advanced biking skills and a thirst for adventure. It’s important to be prepared for the technical challenges and costs.

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