Day 2 - Mangakino to Waipapa Dam
19km, 2 to 3 hours
This morning you will be transported back to Mangakino where you will pick up from yesterday’s finish point. This section is for those looking for a little adventure as there are no alternative routes off the trail once you begin.
The Waipapa section combines high quality custom-built trails through native bush, along with long flowing forestry trails. There are some steep areas giving this section its ADVANCED grading. There are historic sites at the start of this section where construction of the Maraetai Dams took place, information panels are situated in the area to share some of the stories.
The Waipapa section is more remote than others but should not be missed. You also have the option of adding a 20km ride from Waipapa Dam to the Mangarewa Suspension bridge and return.
On completion we transport you back to the stunning Sanctuary Lodge Maungatautari for dinner and a well-earned rest.