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.

2017/18 Scheduled Timber Trail Tours:

Green = Available, Yellow = limited availability/space, Red = Full

May 13&14 BFL, 2017

June 3&4 BFL, 2017

October  7&8 BFL,  21&22 TTL,  28&29 TTL, 2017

November  4&5 TTL,  18&19 BFL, 2017

December  2&3 TTL,  18&19 TTL,  29&30 BFL, 2017

January  2&3 BFL,  5&6 TTL,  20&21 BFL,  27&28 TTL, 2018

February  3&4 BFL, 2018

March  3&4 TTL,  16&17 BFL ,  31&1 TTL, 2018

April  13&14 BFL,  24&25 BFL ,  28&29 TTL, 2018

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

Note: TTL = Package including the new Timber Trail Lodge, BFL = Package including Black Fern Lodge

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.

Photos of Black Fern Lodge:

Black Fern Lodge takes you back in time. It is decorated with memorabilia from past times.

Around the lodge grounds there is a range of artifacts and industrial relics from the timber industry that once thrived in the region.

Comfortable rooms with ensuite bathrooms, all in keeping with the vintage rustic theme.

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.

Photos of the Timber Trail Lodge:

Spacious modern lounge and dining area, with a large sunny deck outside.

Located right on the trail in a beautiful setting with views of native bush.

Warm rooms, with comfy beds. Double and twin options available.

All Inclusive Guided Timber Trail Tour

The Timber Trail is an unforgettable ride through ancient forests in one of the remote areas of the North Island. This fully guided package has all the details taken care of, so you can relax and let the experience unfold. The accommodation for the night in between riding days will be at one of two remote lodges, each with their own character. The date you choose will determine which lodge you will enjoy.

Package includes:

  • 2 days of fully guided mountain biking on the Timber Trail
  • Hard tail bike hire *
  • 2 nights of accommodation at a quality Taupo motel
  • Transport to and from the trail
  • Baggage transfers to and from the Lodge
  • 3 meals provided by the Lodge (dinner, breakfast, and a packed lunch)

* High end full suspension bike hire is available as an optional upgrade.

Contact us for pricing of the this tour.

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