Mountain biking near Taupo

Mountain biking near Taupo

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level: from Beginner to Intermediate
  • Spoken languages: English
  • Fitness level: from Beginner to Intermediate
  • Duration: from 2 hrs to 2.5 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    The Rafting Centre 95 Atirau Rd Turangi
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Southern Lake Taupo has some of the best mountain backcountry in New Zealand. Explore ancient beech forests, ride alongside magnificent trout rivers and travel past huge volcanoes on guided MTB tours and rentals in Tongariro National Park.

With exclusive access to 3,800 hectares of trails including a genuine backcountry sheep station, there's a beautiful view waiting behind every bend on these two scenic MTB trails along the Poutu Intake and Tongariro River. Park the car and get to know the highs and lows of this dramatic tectonic landscape in the heart of North Island, New Zealand.

Location
Tongariro National Park is situated 4-hours from Wellington and an hour's drive from the popular town of Taupo. Renowned as a Dual World Heritage Site, the national park is popular all year round for Skiing, Snowboarding, Jetboating, Rafting, Kayaking and the iconic Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Cycling tours follow the world famous trout river past rolling farmland, beech forests and fern glades with spectacular views at almost every bend.

Activity
Offering two activity options for families and intermediate riders, both the Tongariro River Track and Tree Trunk Gorge are 10km long - and can be completed with or without a guide. Ranging from 2-2.5 hours, the river trail is suitable for beginners and young cyclists due to its rolling hills and easy incline. The Gorge track eaves its way through a native forest, with a short steep climb - better suited to adults and experienced riders.

Conditions
Ride through ancient beech forests, alongside magnificent trout rivers and past huge volcanoes using paved roads with little traffic, backcountry dirt tracks and forest runs. Most of the Trails are clearly marked and require no guide, but you're welcome to have one accompany you if you wish. Some rides though have an experienced guide due to the complexity of the route.

Offers

1
Tongariro River Track: Rental
Activity requirements

Minors must be accompanied by an adult

Special terms

Rental subject to weather restrictions

 

Do not forget to bring
  • Bike shorts
  • Windbreaker
  • Suitable footwear
  • Water
  • GoPro/Camera
Sport level:Beginner
Duration:2 hrs
Minimum Age:minimum 6 y/o
Meeting point:
The Rafting Centre 95 Atirau Rd Turangi
Included:
  • 2-hour bike rental
  • Helmet
2
Tongariro River Track: Guided
Activity requirements

Minors must be accompanied by an adult

Special terms

Date, duration and route subject to weather restrictions.

 

Do not forget to bring
  • Bike shorts
  • Windbreaker
  • Suitable footwear
  • Water
  • GoPro/Camera
Sport level:Beginner
Duration:2 hrs
Minimum Age:minimum 6 y/o
Meeting point:
The Rafting Centre 95 Atirau Rd Turangi
Included:
  • 2-hour bike rental
  • Helmet
  • MTB Guide
3
Tree Trunk Gorge: Rental & Shuttle
Activity requirements

Minors must be accompanied by an adult

Special terms

Rental subject to weather restrictions

 

Do not forget to bring
  • Bike shorts
  • Windbreaker
  • Suitable footwear
  • Water
  • GoPro/Camera
Sport level:Intermediate
Duration:2.5 hrs
Minimum Age:minimum 6 y/o
Meeting point:
The Rafting Centre 95 Atirau Rd Turangi
Included:
  • Helmet
  • 2.5h bike rental
  • Free park n' ride shuttle service
4
Tree Trunk Gorge: Guided
Activity requirements

Minors must be accompanied by an adult

Special terms

Date, duration and route subject to weather restrictions

Do not forget to bring
  • Bike shorts
  • Windbreaker
  • Suitable footwear
  • Water
  • GoPro/Camera
Sport level:Intermediate
Duration:2.5 hrs
Minimum Age:minimum 6 y/o
Meeting point:
The Rafting Centre 95 Atirau Rd Turangi
Included:
  • Helmet
  • 2.5h bike rental
  • Free park n' ride shuttle service
  • MTB Guide

Meeting point

The Rafting Centre 95 Atirau Rd Turangi Get directions
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