Timber Trail Package Tours

The Timber Trail is an 85km grade 2-3 trail that is ridden over 2 days. You stay overnight on the trail in one of two conveniently located lodges. Our packages include all the necessities to make your adventure enjoyable, easy to plan, and easy to book. To get started, read about the packages below, choose your preferred date from the list below, and then contact us.

For more information about the trail itself visit our Timber Trail page.

2017-2018 Scheduled Timber Trail Tours:

May 13&14 BFL (FULL) 

June 3&4 BFL (3 spaces left) 

October  7&8 BFL (10 spaces left),  21&22 TTL (10 spaces left),  28&29 TTL (10 spaces left)

November 2017  4&5 TTL (10 spaces left),  18&19 BFL (4 spaces left)

December  2&3 TTL (10 spaces left),  18&19 TTL (10 spaces left),  29&30 BFL (10 spaces left)

January  2&3 BFL (10 spaces left),  5&6 TTL (10 spaces left),  20&21 BFL (10 spaces left),  27&28 TTL (10 spaces left)

February  3&4 BFL (10 spaces left)

March  3&4 TTL (10 spaces left),  16&17 BFL (10 spaces left),  31&1 TTL (10 spaces left)

April  13&14 BFL (10 spaces left),  24&25 BFL (10 spaces left),  28&29 TTL (10 spaces left)

During winter we schedule tours but we will take bookings on demand, so please enquire about dates you are interested in.

Timber Trail Package - including Black Fern Lodge:  $350 per person

Black Fern Lodge is character accommodation that is very well suited to the Timber Trail. It is connected to the Timber Trail by a 6km linking 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, three meals, baggage transfers to and from Black Fern Lodge, and the return shuttle from Ongarue (endof the trail) to Pureora Village (start of the trail) when you finish your rides at the end of day 2. Round trip transport from Taupo is available at no extra cost.

Optional extras:

Guiding: Contact us for pricing.

Bike hire: We have quality well maintained mountain bikes for hire:

Hard tail / front suspension $120 for two days. 

High end full suspension mountain bikes $240 for two days.

CONTACT US TO MAKE A BOOKING OR TO GET MORE INFORMATION

Timber Trail Package - inc. the new Timber Trail Lodge:  $420 per person

The new Timber Trail Lodge is a purpose built lodge situated in the Piropiro area of the Pureora Forest. It is ideally located right at the mid-point of the Timber Trail. There is no extra riding or shuttling to and from your accomodation. 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 the Timber Trail Lodge, three meals, baggage transfers to and from the Lodge, and the return shuttle from Ongarue (endof the trail) to Pureora Village (start of the trail) when you finish your rides at the end of day 2. Round trip transport from Taupo is available at no extra cost.

Optional extras:

Guiding: Contact us for pricing.

Bike hire: We have quality well maintained mountain bikes for hire:

Hard tail / front suspension $120 for two days. 

High end full suspension mountain bikes $240 for two days.

CONTACT US TO MAKE A BOOKING OR TO GET 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