Days: 2-4 Riding: 40-190km Shuttling: Yes Accommodation: Lodge or B&B or Motel
Guiding, bike hire, and meals are optional.
PRICE: TBC (dependent on options)
About the Trails:
The Waikato River Trails are a series of tracks that link seamlessly to form a 100km trail that follows the southern banks of the mighty Waikato River. The trails start from the southern reaches of Lake Karapiro and end at Atiamuri Dam on SH1. The trail provides access to previously unreachable areas on the banks of the river. The trails wind along tying together areas of native bush, exotic forest, interesting rock formations, vistas of the river and lakes, as well as many historic landmarks. Cyclists will be pleasantly surprised at the beauty of NZs largest river. The trails can be divided into 5 main sections: The Karapiro Section, The Arapuni Section, The Waipapa Section, The Maraetai Section, and the Whakamaru Section from north to south respectively. (The name for each section is the name of the place at the northern end of each section.) Click here
for more info on the Waikato River Trails.
The Great Lake Trail is trail one of the 23 Great Rides of the NZ Cycle Trail. It is purpose built singletrack that crosses the ridges of Lake Taupo's western bays and drops down to lake level in between. The Great Lake Trail has been rated as "the best grade 3 trail in New Zealand". The trail has 3 major sections: the Waihaha & Waihora section, the Orakau & Kawakawa section, and the Whakaipo To Kinloch (W2K) section including the Headland Loop. This is a grade 3 trail and is challenging in its climbs but is generally not a very technical ride. Click here
for more info on the Great Lake Trail.