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“Thumbs up for Vertigo heli bike tours” 5 of 5 stars
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Vertigo Bikes
4 Brecon Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+6434428378
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Owner description: Vertigo Bikes was born from Tim Ceci’s love of mountain biking. Guiding MTB trips is the only professional job he’s ever had! Joined a few years later by Paul ‘Pang’ Pangus, Vertigo has become THE Bike Shop in Queenstown. Still rider owned and operated, we are a one-stop shop for all your biking needs; be it guiding, heli-biking, coaching, bike sales, workshop or transport, we’ve got it all covered. We pride ourselves on being a small, yet perfectly formed company, which has an unparalleled enthusiasm for all things biking in Queenstown. We have an amazing group of individuals working for us who offer really great service and an unbeatable product. When you ride with our crew you’ll learn new skills & experience the thrills of Queenstown’s incredible terrain. Join us for a ride & make the most of it!
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“Thumbs up for Vertigo heli bike tours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Cheers boys,! Awesome experience flying up into the remarks with my bike and evening better riding down. Fantastic scenery and even a bit of snow up there to make things even more exciting. Great guiding by the staff, plenty of tips and advice about look out points and where to watch out for fences. Even commentary on the scenic flight up. All in all a amazing experience, Cheers!

Visited January 2013
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“Remarkables Heli Bike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

If there is only one ride I could do in New Zealand, that would be Vertigo Heli Bike! To me, it is the mother of all rides, not for the challenging trails but for the experience. The helicopter took us to one of the highest drop-offs near the summit of Ben Cruachan, with our bikes hanging besides the helicopter like missile launcher. The first session is one of the most memorable event in my life. We did not expect to cross a steep snow cap at the top of the mountain! Heli biking is the most memorable experience I had so far. Super, super, super awesome! The experience worth every penny we spent. Go for it if you could, I assure you will not regret.The team from VERTIGO BIKES was awesomely professional and the experience we got was beyond words.

Visited December 2012
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“Good bikes, good advice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

My husband and I rented mountain bikes for the day, including helmets. Great bikes - modern and well maintained.

When discussing our plans the Vertigo staff mentioned that the proposed route included three very steep climbs. He also mentioned that some parts of our route were not too well signed - and explained where it went at a specific point on the journey. We're so glad that we listened - otherwise we would have got lost and also have probably not completed the whole ride as the climbs would have been too much for us (and we're not that unfit!).

So, ask any questions you have - these guys know the area and want you to have the best possible time!

Visited December 2012
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“awsome trip to skippers canyon :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

booked onto the morning trip to skippers canyon.
meet our guide Alfie at the shop, who checked me in and kitted me out with helment, gloves and pads.
scenice drive up to the top of skippers, where we had a short check out ride. Alfie very proffessional and giving great advice.
started the descent, which opens out in to flowing downhill. some techy bits. fantastic scenery all the way down the 6km route.
met the minibus at the bottom, which was expertly driven backup to the top by Si, to do it all over again. this time a little quicker ;)

great morning out, great full sus-bikes, shame i didnt have time to do the heli ride

thanks guys!

Visited December 2012
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“Worth every penny - just do it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I already knew the guys at Vertigo were a professional and helpful bunch but after doing a heli guide this just confirms it! The while process was slick, fun and they instil a great feeling of safety without taking away the thrill! The heli took of and we flew over the remarkables which was pretty special itself but if you like the idea of biking down a mountain then the riding is where the real value is! The guides, Jamie and Dave, were spot on to a T and the riding, while not exceedingly technically demanding was extremely fun and flowing. The views were awesome. So in conclusion - worth every penny and highly highly recommended!

Visited December 2012
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