Days: 2-5 Riding: 63-190km Shuttling: Yes Accommodation: Lodge
Guiding, bike hire, and meals are optional.
PRICE: TBC (depends 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 about the Waikato River 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 about the Timber Trail.