3-Day Central Stunner

Multi Trail Bike Tour


Get off the beaten track on this epic 3-day adventure bike tour taking on two of New Zealand's iconic cycle trails. Experience the mighty Waikato River, ancient forests and thrilling suspension bridges.

Trails: Waikato River Trail and Timber Trail

Duration

3 Days

Ages

8+

Tour Price

Guided from $779 per person
Self-guided from $605 per person

Activity Grade

Intermediate
(Grade 3)


The Waikato River Trail hugs the river’s edge and affords some magnificent views. You'll cross a hydro-electric dam and an awe-inspiring swing-bridge along the way. 

On the Timber Trail, wind your way through ancient native forest and across two more incredible suspension bridges, reaching an altitude of 970m before descending.

You’ll cross New Zealand’s longest and highest rideable suspension bridge, see remnants of logging history, and encounter the nationally-significant Ongarue Spiral. 

Day 1 - Atiamuri to Mangakino

37 km

Start at the Riverside Adventures base where we take a scenic drive to the southern end of the Waikato River Trail.

At Atiamuri, you’ll ride through to Whakamaru for a lunch break and on to Mangakino. The bike trail hugs the river’s edge which affords some magnificent views, and you’ll cross a hydro-electric dam and a swing-bridge along the way. 

You’ll be met by your driver next to the waterfront at Lake Maraetai and shuttled to the Timber Trail Lodge for a relaxing and comfortable evening, which includes a hearty dinner. 

Day 2 - Pureora, Timber Trail

40 km

Time to hit the Timber Trail! A hearty breakfast will set you up for the 40km section from Pureora, and with a 15km gradual climb straight out of the blocks your fortitude will be tested.

Wind your way through ancient native forest and across two incredible suspension bridges, reaching an altitude of 970m before descending across the Piropiro Flats and back to the Timber Trail Lodge for a game of cards or a drink by the fire.

Day 3 - Ongarue, Timber Trail

42 km

A new day dawns and the final stage of the Timber Trail awaits. Set off from the Lodge towards Ongarue, a mere 42km away. You’ll cross New Zealand’s longest and highest rideable suspension bridge, see remnants of logging history, and encounter the nationally-significant Ongarue Spiral. 

Your driver will be waiting to return you to our home base – congratulations, you’ve knocked it over!

Package inclusions:

  • Two nights’ accommodation at the Timber Trail Lodge
  • Two breakfasts, three lunches, two dinners
  • All shuttle transport and baggage transfers

Pricing

  • Guided from $779 per person
  • Self-guided from $605 per person

Optional extras:

  • Bike hire
  • e-bike hire
  • Ensuite room upgrade
  • Additional accommodation
  • Airport transfers