Bike Tours | Guided or self-guided | Riverside Adventures takes you along Waikato River Trails

Whether you're looking for a day tour or a multi-day adventure, experience the popular Waikato River Trails, scenic Te Awa River Ride, the laid-back Hauraki Rail Trail or the remarkable Timber Trail with Riverside Adventures.

With our base right on the doorstep of the trails, we can help you plan your day riding, provide the bike or e-bike and helmets, get you there and even provide a local guide. Come and ride with us...

Half-day Guided Bike Tours

From $139 per person • Guided • 3 hours

Enjoy a guided bike tour along the beautiful Karāpiro section of the Waikato River Trails or the Grassroots Velodrome to Mighty River Domain on Te Awa River Ride.

Our guides let you know what's coming up, and share their knowledge and history of the area as you soak in the surroundings of extremely popular section of trails. 

2-day Waikato River Trails

From $693.00 per person • Self guided • Intermediate & advanced grade

Embark on a self-guided cycle tour on the Waikato River Trail, and relax knowing your hardtail mountain bike hire, shuttle transfers, accommodation and some meals are all covered.

2-day Te Awa Cruiser 

From $595pp • Self-guided • 2 days • 1 night • Easy grade

From lake and river to waterfalls, along bridges and elevated boardwalks, the Te Awa River Ride showcases parts of the Waikato that have never before been seen – a world-class recreation experience for the whole family and right on our backdoor step.

2-Day Te Awa Pedal & Paddle

From $985.00pp • Self-guided • 2 days • 2 nights • Easy grade

From lake and river to waterfalls, along bridges and elevated boardwalks, the Te Awa River Ride showcases parts of the Waikato that have never before been seen including canyons and a submerged power station on the southern shores of Lake Karapiro. 

4 day - Ride the Waikato

From $719pp • Self-guided • 4 days • 3 nights • Intermediate grade

Embark on a breathtaking journey through the heart of the Waikato with our 4-day self-guided package. Ride two iconic trails, the Waikato River Trail and Te Awa River Ride, immersing yourself in the region's stunning landscapes. Cycle along the picturesque Waikato River, exploring lush forests, tranquil lakes, and charming towns and villages along the way.

2 days on the Te Awa and 2 days on the Waikato River Trail 

4-Day Central Stunner

From $1,609.00pp • Self-guided • 4 days • Intermediate grade 3

The ultimate bike tour! Join us on an epic 4-day adventure taking on two of NZ’s iconic cycle trails - Waikato River Trail and Timber Trail! Come and see what the central North Island has to offer, from the mighty Waikato River to ancient forests and thrilling suspension bridges – this package is well suited to those wanting to get off the beaten track. Suitable for intermediate riders, or for those with a moderate to high fitness level.

6-Day Hauraki Rail Trail

From $1, 475.00pp • Self-guided • 6 days • 5 nights • Easy grade

Join us on an awesome adventure taking on one of New Zealand’s iconic cycle trails! Come and see what the Waikato region has to offer, from the Firth of Thames to historic mining towns and lush farmland. Includes pre and post tour accommodation along with lunch for 2 at the Tasty Matatoki cheese Barn, a relaxing 45min spa at the Te Aroha Mineral spa and our popular guided Twilight Kayak Glow worm tour

2-Day Hauraki Rail Trail Family Get Away

From $305.00pp • Self-guided • 2 days • 1 night • Easy grade

Its time to create awesome family memories! Get the kids, bikes and hit the Hauraki Rail Trail with our 2 day family getaway. This trail is ideal for families. Ride through the 1 km tunnel,  over bridges, explore historic mining towns and the popular cascading Owharoa Falls. There is even the animal farm at the Matatoki Cheese Barn for the kids to check out while lunch is being served. 

2-Day Hauraki Rail Trail Get Away for two. 

From $399.00pp • Self-guided • 2 days • 1 night • Easy grade

If you want a weekend away or short on time and want to experience the incredible Hauraki Rail Trail, this 2 day getaway is perfect for you. Come and experience what Waikato region has to offer, from historic mining towns, lush farmland to the cascading Owharoa Falls. We have even gone ahead and sorted a delicious cheese platter for two at the Matatoki cheese barn.

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