Are you looking for manageable cycle trail rides, with amazing scenery and a relaxed pace? This 4 day package is for you. It will take you to some of the best sections of the Central North Island Cycle Trails!
This tour combines the easier sections of our amazing cycle trails. It is designed for riders who may not have the fitness or cycling experience to complete the full trails but still want to experience the amazing scenery and places. The tour takes in iconic NZ scenery including The Tongariro River, the Tongariro National Park, the Pureora Forest Park, and Lake Taupo. You will ride along historic coach roads, bush tramways, purpose built cycle trail, and single track.
Using the popular tourist town of Taupo at the base and start finish point, you will be shuttled to and from trails in the most iconic places in the Central North Island. The rides have been custom picked by our expert guides to make up a collection of rides for people who want shorter less challenging rides that what we offer in our other tours. The tour is designed with a leisurely pace in mind and provides opportunity you to experience stunning places without the intense challenge of the doing the full length of the cycle trails (for example: not the full 85km of the Timber Trail). Time will also be allowed for you to enjoy restaurants and cafes throughout the tour. The rides range from 15km to 45km in length (the longest day is 45km on the Timber Trail, while the other 3 rides range from 15-20km). Clients must expect to be on their bikes from 2 - 6 hours per day (with an average of 3hrs). Travel/shuttle time per day ranges from 15min to 2.5hrs.
Please note: The tour includes one ride that is a Grade 3 / Intermediate mountain bike trail, while the rest is Grade 2 (the Grade 3 ride is the last day of the tour on the Great Lake Trail). For all rides, some off road riding experience is essential.
Duration: Day 1 pick up approx. 9am, drop off approx. 3pm on day 4. Exact times may vary.
Prerequisites: Moderate fitness level, and some off road riding experience.
Bike hire: We have quality well maintained mountain bikes for hire: Hard tail / front suspension $200 for four days. High end full suspension mountain bikes $400 for four days.