Easy does it on this short and easy biking journey in the most beautiful parts of the North Island. Perfect on an e-bike too!
GRADE 2 EASY
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When riding is your thing but keeping it mellow and scenic is where it’s at.
This is a chance to experience the North Islands greatest landscapes on an eBike taking easy trails without having to bust your butt.
DAY 1 Arrive Rotorua
Arrive Rotorua, Ride Whakarewarewa Forest
Our trip begins in Rotorua with a lesson to boost your confidence for the rest of the trip. As we head into “the Redwoods”, as there’s a trail to suit anyone, and you will soon see why it is the capital of mountain biking in New Zealand. No mountain biking trip to New Zealand is complete without descending into the world famous Redwoods! We’ll hit a couple of smooth trails through the tree ferns today before heading back to our comfortable accommodation for a welcome dinner prepared by your guides.
ACCOMMODATION: Rotorua Riding House RIDE TIME: 3 hours DISTANCE: Up to you GRADE: 2 Easy MEALS: (L,D)
DAY 2 Great Lake Trail
Ride the Great Lake Trail, Lake Taupo
We’ll make our way south this morning, and ride a section of the “Great Lake Trail” that skirts the shores of New Zealand’s largest lake. With incredible wide expansive views out across Lake Taupo from a wide, gradually descending trail, the ever present dose of glorious New Zealand forest, and the opportunity to swim in Lake Taupo’s beautiful waters at the end of the ride make this trail an absolute winner in any bikers book. Did we mention the views!?
ACCOMODATION: Rotorua riding house RIDE TIME: 2 hours DISTANCE: 12+ km GRADE: 2 Easy CLIMB: 130 metres DESCENT: 150 metres MEALS: (B,L,D)
DAY 3 Ride the Forest Loop and Explore Rotorua
Ride the Forest Loop & explore Rotorua
Day 3 and we are feeling great on our bikes. It is time to ride the Forest Loop around the world class Redwood forest. This loop takes us right around the outside of the forest on a cycle trail/ easy mountain bike trail that has views, flow, coffee, and toilets all en route.
This one only takes half the day so you will have time to venture in to Rotorua and visit some hot pools or take part in any of the other adventure activities on offer.
ACCOMMODATION: Rotorua riding house RIDE TIME: 3 hours DISTANCE: 32 km GRADE: 2 EASY CLIMB: 130 metres DESCENT: 150 metres MEALS: (B,L,D)
DAY 4 Ride the beautiful Whirinaki Forest
Ride in the Beautiful Whirinaki Forest
We will be taking our bikes out to ride in the ancient podocarp forests of the Whirinaki. This forest has the most stunning forest in the country. With lots of pest control also happening your chances are high of seeing Kaka (our native bush parrot) or Whio (Blue Duck).
The riding is great and it is a great place to just hang out for the day!
ACCOMMODATION: Rotorua riding house RIDE TIME: 2.5 hours –DISTANCE: 15 km GRADE: 2-3 EASY CLIMB: 250 metres DESCENT: 250 metres MEALS: (B,L,D)
DAY 5 Depart
Today is the last day of your North Island riding adventure with us. We hope you’ll have enjoyed your time here, having ridden some of the best trails in New Zealand and taken in the best scenery on the planet in the process. Our specialty is first class guiding, being welcoming hosts, taking care of all the logistics and nitty gritty details, and ensuring it’s all done in style. We’ll send you home relaxed, refreshed and looking forward to the next epic ride.
The Dirt on the Details
RIDER SKILL LEVEL
GRADE 2 (to 3) EASY
Resting up in comfortable lodging and surroundings at the end of a days ride is important. We don’t like to dirtbag it anymore, so neither should you. The riding house that we have selected is rider friendly and we understand the importance of a place to hang out, wash your bike, socialise and exaggerate about riding experiences at the end the day on the trail.
All breakfasts, lunches and dinners, except for your free day in Rotorua where lunch and dinner are on you.
Riding snacks – because you need fuel
All transport and shuttles – all you need to concentrate on is riding
Guiding and hosting
All park entrance fees to our Forest parks and riding areas
Bike is available to hire on demand
International & domestic flights
Extra personal riding gear. Eg. elbow pads, water/hydrations system backpack etc
“The team at New Zealand Mountain Biking made our trip unforgettable. Thanks so much for the trip of a lifetime.”