June 22, 2013
Mt Victoria was literally right outside my window. It was raining for nearly a week, but I just had to test the place out. It's only a 5-ish minute ride from the YHA, climbing up a hill. But it's honestly the easiest track system to get to in Wellington, smack in the middle of the city.
The tracks are of packed dirt, exposed rock, lots and lots of tree roots, and pine needles (for fall and winter). Cause of all the rain it was very slippery. I feel a couple of times...yep. That was the only issue. Otherwise, the area isn't too technical and should be very nice on a good weathered week.
Even through the place isn't that large the winding trails were fun to go through. I ended up spending 4 hours riding around, taking photos, and enjoying the view down from the peak! Loved the views.
The place has tracks for every skill level, beginner (skills area) to advanced. Something for everyone. So everyone should, even if it's just a lunch break from work, just grab their bike and head out to Mt Vic for a nice ride.