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 Karāpiro

From $99 per person • Guided • 3 hours

Enjoy a guided bike tour along the beautiful Karāpiro section of the Waikato River Trails.

Our guides let you know what's coming up, sharing their knowledge and history of the area as you soak in the surroundings of this extremely popular section of trail. This journey takes you from the historic hydro village of Arapuni, through wetlands and farmland, with beautiful river vistas along the way.

2-day Waikato River Trails

From $459 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.

** Please note as of Tuesday 26 April the Waipapa Section from Maraetai Dam entrance road to Waipapa Dam is now closed BOTH weekdays and weekends for logging operations. They are anticipating that the trail should be able to reopen fully by early/mid June.  For up-to-date information please phone us or keep an eye on the Waikato River Trails website **

2-day Te Awa River Ride

From $399pp • Self-guided • 2 days • 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.

5-Day Hauraki Rail Trails

From $1325pp • Self-guided • 5 days • 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.

4-Day Central Stunner

From $1200pp • 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.

Looking for more places to ride after your bike tour?

Check out our fave local spots in the area.