The Mountains To Sea trail stretches from the slopes of Mt Ruapehu in the volcanic central plateau to the Tasman Sea at Wanganui. The Timber Trail crosses the amazing Pureora Forest and takes in fascinating logging history along the way. These two trails can be combined into a 2 - 5 day package trip. You can choose to be shuttled in between trails or ride a fantastic connecting route on quiet country back roads. The linking route between these two trails is one of the best in the NZ Cycle Trail network.
Days: 2 - 5 Riding: up to 345km Shuttling: Yes Accommodation: Lodge and/or motel and/or farmstay
Guiding, bike hire, and meals are optional. Extras: Jet Boat Ride Included!
PRICE: TBC (dependent on options)
About the trails:
The Pureora Timber Trail is one of the 23 Great Rides comprising the NZ Cycle Trail. This is an 85km trail that runs through the Pureora Forest Park located west of Taupo and South of Hamilton. The Timber Trail can be accessed from the north end at the Pureora DOC feild center (Pureora village) or from the South end at Ongarue, 24km North of Taumaranui. There is also vehicle access in the middle of the track at the remote Piropiro Flats DOC campsite. The Timber Trail is rich in logging history and follows the route the old Ongarue Tramway in the South. On the Timber Trail riders passes through four ecological areas including the amazing podocarp forest that once dominated the the entire area. Click here
for more info on the Timber Trail.
Just as the name suggests, the Mountains To Sea trail stretches 226km from the slopes of Mt Ruapehu in the volcanic central plateau to the Tasman Sea at Wanganui. This is the most diverse trail in the NZ Cycle Trail network. This multi day journey combines purpose built cycle trail, both gravel and paved rural backroads, a historic coach road and access tracks of pioneering settlers. Last but not least, it also a unique river experience which is essential to the logistics of the ride. The 4 main sections of trail are: The Old Coach Road, The Fishers Track, The Kaiwhakauka Track, and the Mangapura Track (also known as the Bridge to Nowhere track). Click here
for more info on the Mountains to Sea Trail.