The Timber Trail is an 85km grade 2-3 trail and is best ridden over 2 days. To start planning your adventure, read about the packages below. For more information about the trail visit our Timber Trail page.
2017 Scheduled trips
Dec 29 & 30 • Black Fern Package (Full)
Jan 2 & 3 • GUIDED Black Fern Package (Full)
Jan 10 • Tramway Day trip (Piropiro to Ongarue section only) (Full)
Jan 21 & 22 • Black Fern Package (Full)
Mar 14 • GUIDED Tramway Day trip (Piropiro to Ongarue section only) (Full)
Apr 1 & 2 • Black Fern Package (3 spaces left)
Apr 14 & 15 • Black Fern Package (Full)
June 3 & 4 • Black Fern Package (11 spaces left)
More dates will be announced.
Or you can choose your own date which will be subject to availability and minimum numbers and pricing.
Black Fern Lodge is character accommodation well suited to the Timber Trail. It is situated on a side track (6km) off the Timber Trail so you can ride directly to and from the lodge. Our package includes three meals prepared by the lodge (dinner, breakfast and packed lunch) or you can self cater in the fully equipped kitchen.
Our base package includes:
One night of accommodation at Black Fern Lodge (advanced booking essential), three meals, baggage transfers to and from Black Fern Lodge, shuttle from Ongarue to Pureora Village at the end of day 2.
Guiding: Contact us for pricing.
Bike hire: $120 for two days. We have quality well maintained mountain bikes with front suspension. We also have a limited supply of high end full suspension mountain bikes which are available on request.
Extra transport: Round trip transport from Taupo or other locations is available.
Other package options are available on request. Please contact us for more information.
Introduction to the Timber Trail:
The Timber Trail is more than a bike ride. It is an adventure that will take you back in time and give you a sense of accomplishment. This 2 day Great Ride is the perfect weekend getaway to a forgotten land in the Centre of the North Island. Set in the huge Pureora Forest with with towering native trees, the Timber Trail first climbs the culturally significant Mt Pureora reaching 1000m above sea level before beginning an undulating descent towards massive suspension bridges with inspiring views. The Timber Trail crosses 4 significant ecological zones and the trail is made up of a few different track types: singletrack, old logging roads, and last but not least the trail follows the route of an old logging tramway which provides some wider straighter trail with gentler gradients. For more info, map, profile, and photos visit our Timber Trail page.