Blue Tier + Atlas

Blue Tier + Atlas

The Blue Tier and Atlas trails are a classic Derby combo. Come and ride these epic trails on our Blue Tier & Atlas Shuttle combo special.

Enjoy a great lunch break at the Weldborough Pub in between trails.


Per Person

Inc 2

Trails Info

1. Blue Tier

The Blue Tier trail is a stunning 24 km mountain bike adventure trail. The first part of the trail crosses the summit alpine plains which is sure to warm you up before flowing down through spectacular Myrtle Beech forests, idyllic mossy streams, giant tree ferns, ending with the 6 km epic, “hang on” Big Chook descent of super flow berms through more spectacular forest finishing at the Weldborough Pub for a well earnt drink and feed.

Length – 24 km

Grade – Blue (Intermediate)

Ride Time – 1.5 to 3 Hrs

Elevation – 65% Down 35% Up

Start – Blue Tier trail head (1 hour drive from Derby)

Finish – Weldborough Pub


09:00 am  Shuttle departs from Derby

09:25 am – Arrive Weldborough Pub for any pick ups.

09:30 am – Depart Weldborough Pub for the Blue Tier.

10:00 am – Shuttle arrives at the top of the Blue Tier (toilet).

10:15 am – Ride the Blue Tier trail all the way down to the Weldborough Pub.

11:45 am -12:45 pm – Enjoy a cold drink and lunch break at the pub.

01:15 pm  Shuttle departs the Pub for the Atlas trail head.

01:30 pm – Shuttle arrives at the Atlas trailhead for ride back to Derby

What to Pack

You will be riding on adventure trails that are remote and isolated so you need to be prepared. 

  • Bike in good working order,
  • Water,
  • Snacks,
  • Basic tools,
  • Repair kit,
  • Wind jacket,
  • Phone (limited reception)
  • Basic first aid kit.

2. Atlas

The first part of the Atlas trail is a 10 km traverse that undulates its way spectacularly through remote forests featuring endless berms and rollers. The last part of the trail converges with the Dam Busters trail (blue grade) down hill section, after a short descent distance riders are met with a choice of three trail options. to continue down the fun super flowy Dambusters descent (blue grade), take the challenging Black Dragon trail (black grade) on the left or take the Krushka link trail (blue grade) on the right and tackle the fun Krushka trail (blue grade) descent or the famous Trouty trail (black grade) all the way down to the Derby trail head.

Length – 16 km (may vary depending on which descent trail you take on the last section)

Grade – Blue (Intermediate)

Ride Time – 1 to 2 Hrs

Elevation – 70% Down 30% Up

Start – Atlas trail head (10 min drive from Weld Pub)

Finish – Derby main trail head

Please Note

  • Shuttle departs at 09:00 am from the shuttle bus car park at the main trail head at Derby.
  • Practice good trail etiquette, Leave no trace and ride to your ability.
  • Basic trail grades: Green (easy), Blue (intermediate) and Black (hard).
  • We need a min of 3 passengers booked in total (not per booking) to run this service. If min numbers are not met we will contact you via email and
    text 48 hours before the departure time.
  • If you are running late please text or call 043 769 6060.

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