Twin Coast Bike Trail Experience. Go like the clappers and knock off the full 87km (54mi) of the Twin Coast Cycle Trail from Horeke to Opua in one day (west to east). Riding in this direction allows for an easier overall ride. Pass by small towns along the way of Okaihau, Kaikohe and Kawakawa, and take in all of the changing scenery as you traverse the width of New Zealand. This is ideal for those fit people out there. This trail is all off the main road, with a variable gradient and is achievable by most regular cyclists or fit people. There are a few hills, and a longer distance, so experience is necessary. This is a small-group tour for up to 15 guests. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included on this self-guided tour.

Twin Coast Bike Trail Experience - Paihia, New Zealand

Bike Tour
Duration:9 hours
Price: Starting from $80.00 per person

Go like the clappers and knock off the full 87km (54mi) of the Twin Coast Cycle Trail from Horeke to Opua in one day (west to east). Riding in this direction allows for an easier overall ride. Pass by small towns along the way of Okaihau, Kaikohe and Kawakawa, and take in all of the changing scenery as you traverse the width of New Zealand. This is ideal for those fit people out there. This trail is all off the main road, with a variable gradient and is achievable by most regular cyclists or fit people. There are a few hills, and a longer distance, so experience is necessary. This is a small-group tour for up to 15 guests. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included on this self-guided tour.

Go like the clappers and knock off the full 87km (54mi) of the Twin Coast Cycle Trail from Horeke to Opua in one day (west to east). Riding in this direction allows for an easier overall ride. Pass by small towns along the way of Okaihau, Kaikohe and Kawakawa, and take in all of the changing scenery as you traverse the width of New Zealand. This is ideal for those fit people out there. This trail is all off the main road, with a variable gradient and is achievable by most regular cyclists or fit people. There are a few hills, and a longer distance, so experience is necessary. This is a small-group tour for up to 15 guests. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included on this self-guided tour.

Depart from Paihia on your purpose built mountain bike trailer and vans in the morning, and make a beeline for Horeke to start the trail. After exploring the Mangungu Mission Station at the beginning of the Twin Coast Cycle Trail, ride eastwards around the Hokianga Harbour, past the Horeke Tavern and up into the Utakua Valley. Follow the bubbling streams past back-country farmland and untouched rural New Zealand up the short but steep hill into Okaihau. Carry on riding past the picturesque Lake Omapere on the old Rail Corridor and into Kaikohe, the halfway point.

Continue on the trail downhill from Kaikohe to Opua (45km, or 28mi) taking in the train tunnel, swing and rail bridges, traditional maori community buildings (marae’s) and historic towns. Spend some time in historic Kawakawa, checking out the famous Huntertwasser Toilets and Vintage Railway and Steamtrain running through the main street in town. When you are ready to continue riding, follow the meandering Kawakawa River through one of the most scenic sections of the trail to the final seaside town of Opua. Time for another coffee or bite to eat before your shuttle takes you back to your accommodation or PaIhia MTB HQ in Paihia for a well deserved relax and dinner out in one of the many eateries in town.

All trips include quality full suspension or front suspension bike hire. This is the ultimate in luxury riding, and includes transport for pickup and drop-off, padded gel seat (to make it even more comfy), helmet, map, repair kit, pump, lock and all trail advice.

 

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