All the required information on trips, shuttles and bike hire for those iconic mountain bike trips in the Ruapehu Region

Biking in Ruapehu Region

All the required information on trips, shuttles and bike hire for those iconic mountain bike trips in the Ruapehu Region

Biking in Ruapehu Region

All the required information on trips, shuttles and bike hire for those iconic mountain bike trips in the Ruapehu Region

Ruapehu
  • Highlights:
  • Volcanos
  • Native bushlands
  • Amazing scenery
  • Excellent range of trails
 
DETAILS

Bridge to Nowhere | An epic ride back in history to early New Zealand settlement of bush land | 38 - 71 km | This is by far the best trail in the area, offering 35km of single track riding (one way), through one of the most remote and beautiful landscapes on the North Island. Starting from the Ruatiti valley, you climb the first 5km, followed by 5km of riding along the ridge line up to the Mangapurua trig, where you will experience stunning views of Whanganui National Park. From here it's an easy downhill ride to the famous Bridge to Nowhere, via Battleship Bluff. From the bridge its about another 40 minutes downhill to the Mangapurua Landing to the Whanganui River. From here if you have pre-organised your jet boat (via booking an above tour) you will be collect and jetted downstream for 45min, or if not, you saddle up and ride back out! An epic ride back in history to early New Zealand settlement of bush land, with the bridge constructed in 1941 and deserted by 1942 this ride highlights the remoteness of New Zealand and what some pioneer families had to deal with!

Fishers Track | An easy grade 2 ride, mostly downhill, with spectacular scenery on the way | 2 - 3 Hours | 17km | Starting at the National Park Railway Station, Fishers Track is a mostly downhill trail with spectacular scenery. This Grade 2 track is an excellent backcountry ride for those mountain bike riders with only a little experience. The 17km track begins with a short climb to a summit with breathtaking views of Mount Ruapehu, Mt Ngauruhoe, Mount Tongariro and the Retaruke Valley. The downhill section of trail is 6km long and is a beautiful ride through farmland. For more detailed information on the trail head to the following link: Fisher Track.

42 Traverse | A remote and adventurous bike in sub-alpine NZ | 4 - 6 hours | 46km | Known as the greatest mountain bike ride in the North Island, the 42 Traverse follows an old logging road through some of the most remote and rugged land in New Zealand. The trail is usually ridden from south to north giving a predominately downhill gradient, starting at Kapoors Road on Highway 47, close to the Mount Ruapehu Village. The track surface varies from gravel to mud and includes multiple stream crossings, and the odd uphill. Take in the absolutely amazing spectacular along the way, from wide vistas of all three volcanoes to lush unspoiled native bush lands. Be aware that sections of this 42km track are extremely remote with no cell phone service or ways of communication, all riders are to be well prepared and of good fitness and abilities. Enough food, spare parts, equipment, first aid kit etc should all be taken with you. Being a shared trail, always keep a look out for other track users which could include trampers, trail bikers, 4WD vehicles, horses, hunters, ATVs and, of course, other mountain bikers.

Tree Trunk Gorge | Take a picturesque journey through the Kaimanawa Forest Park | 4 hours | 7km (one way) | Tree Trunk Gorge trail will take you on a picturesque journey through the Kaimanawa Forest Park, with river crossings and bridges this is a great short ride for experienced bikers. About an hour south of Taupo, this gem of a ride is just off the Desert Road. It has river crossings, rocks and awesome beech forest riding. You can turn around at the Pillars of Hercules and ride back the same way, or take the more challenging track back out to the State Highway and ride back along the road a few kilometres to your starting point. The trail is located within the Kaimanawa Forest Park, just an hour’s drive south of Taupo and 40 min East of National Park. It is easily accessed via Kaimanawa Road, just off State Highway 1. This single track trail is great fun, but be prepared to get wet feet as there are river crossings along the route. A grade 4 trail, it is most suited to experienced riders and intermediate riders seeking a challenge.

Forgotten World Highway | Oldest NZ touring routes | 2 - 3 Days | 185km | This 185km 2-3 day ride follows one of New Zealands' oldest touring routes, or do the best bits in a day. The trail starts deep in National Park from Taumaranui and heads toward the coast to exit in New Plymouth. The Trail can be split into 3 days of the following segments as a guide: Taumarunui to Tahora Saddle (77km 5-8 hours), Tahora Saddle to Purangi (45km 3-5 hours), Purangi to New Plymouth (63km 4-6 hours). This is a grade 4 rated trail so not for the faint hearted and is recommended for fit and experienced cyclists. It is possible to cycle just parts of the trip if you're short on time or fitness levels are not up to completing the entire trail. Check out more details about the trail with this link: Forgotten World Highway Trail.


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Bike Hire | Ohakune
TCB
All the required information on trips, shuttles and bike hire for those iconic mountain bike trips in the Ruapehu Region

Biking in Ruapehu Region

All the required information on trips, shuttles and bike hire for those iconic mountain bike trips in the Ruapehu Region

Biking in Ruapehu Region

All the required information on trips, shuttles and bike hire for those iconic mountain bike trips in the Ruapehu Region

Ruapehu
  • Highlights:
  • Volcanos
  • Native bushlands
  • Amazing scenery
  • Excellent range of trails
 
DETAILS

Bridge to Nowhere | An epic ride back in history to early New Zealand settlement of bush land | 38 - 71 km | This is by far the best trail in the area, offering 35km of single track riding (one way), through one of the most remote and beautiful landscapes on the North Island. Starting from the Ruatiti valley, you climb the first 5km, followed by 5km of riding along the ridge line up to the Mangapurua trig, where you will experience stunning views of Whanganui National Park. From here it's an easy downhill ride to the famous Bridge to Nowhere, via Battleship Bluff. From the bridge its about another 40 minutes downhill to the Mangapurua Landing to the Whanganui River. From here if you have pre-organised your jet boat (via booking an above tour) you will be collect and jetted downstream for 45min, or if not, you saddle up and ride back out! An epic ride back in history to early New Zealand settlement of bush land, with the bridge constructed in 1941 and deserted by 1942 this ride highlights the remoteness of New Zealand and what some pioneer families had to deal with!

Fishers Track | An easy grade 2 ride, mostly downhill, with spectacular scenery on the way | 2 - 3 Hours | 17km | Starting at the National Park Railway Station, Fishers Track is a mostly downhill trail with spectacular scenery. This Grade 2 track is an excellent backcountry ride for those mountain bike riders with only a little experience. The 17km track begins with a short climb to a summit with breathtaking views of Mount Ruapehu, Mt Ngauruhoe, Mount Tongariro and the Retaruke Valley. The downhill section of trail is 6km long and is a beautiful ride through farmland. For more detailed information on the trail head to the following link: Fisher Track.

42 Traverse | A remote and adventurous bike in sub-alpine NZ | 4 - 6 hours | 46km | Known as the greatest mountain bike ride in the North Island, the 42 Traverse follows an old logging road through some of the most remote and rugged land in New Zealand. The trail is usually ridden from south to north giving a predominately downhill gradient, starting at Kapoors Road on Highway 47, close to the Mount Ruapehu Village. The track surface varies from gravel to mud and includes multiple stream crossings, and the odd uphill. Take in the absolutely amazing spectacular along the way, from wide vistas of all three volcanoes to lush unspoiled native bush lands. Be aware that sections of this 42km track are extremely remote with no cell phone service or ways of communication, all riders are to be well prepared and of good fitness and abilities. Enough food, spare parts, equipment, first aid kit etc should all be taken with you. Being a shared trail, always keep a look out for other track users which could include trampers, trail bikers, 4WD vehicles, horses, hunters, ATVs and, of course, other mountain bikers.

Tree Trunk Gorge | Take a picturesque journey through the Kaimanawa Forest Park | 4 hours | 7km (one way) | Tree Trunk Gorge trail will take you on a picturesque journey through the Kaimanawa Forest Park, with river crossings and bridges this is a great short ride for experienced bikers. About an hour south of Taupo, this gem of a ride is just off the Desert Road. It has river crossings, rocks and awesome beech forest riding. You can turn around at the Pillars of Hercules and ride back the same way, or take the more challenging track back out to the State Highway and ride back along the road a few kilometres to your starting point. The trail is located within the Kaimanawa Forest Park, just an hour’s drive south of Taupo and 40 min East of National Park. It is easily accessed via Kaimanawa Road, just off State Highway 1. This single track trail is great fun, but be prepared to get wet feet as there are river crossings along the route. A grade 4 trail, it is most suited to experienced riders and intermediate riders seeking a challenge.

Forgotten World Highway | Oldest NZ touring routes | 2 - 3 Days | 185km | This 185km 2-3 day ride follows one of New Zealands' oldest touring routes, or do the best bits in a day. The trail starts deep in National Park from Taumaranui and heads toward the coast to exit in New Plymouth. The Trail can be split into 3 days of the following segments as a guide: Taumarunui to Tahora Saddle (77km 5-8 hours), Tahora Saddle to Purangi (45km 3-5 hours), Purangi to New Plymouth (63km 4-6 hours). This is a grade 4 rated trail so not for the faint hearted and is recommended for fit and experienced cyclists. It is possible to cycle just parts of the trip if you're short on time or fitness levels are not up to completing the entire trail. Check out more details about the trail with this link: Forgotten World Highway Trail.


Bike Hire

Bike Hire | Ohakune
TCB