5-Tunnel Rail Bike Tour from Taumarunui. Do you like a mix of activity and awe with your adventure? Cycle a return trip of 32km from the Taumarunui end of the line under your own steam on a two-person RailBike on this half-day small group adventure.   Designed for comfort, the RailBike is your personal time machine carrying you through tunnels and over bridges steeped in history.  You will arrive back feeling a real sense of accomplishment! No previous cycling experience is required but the Railbike needs two people with moderate to good levels of fitness to pedal the distance.  Not suitable for children under 15.

5-Tunnel Rail Bike Tour from Taumarunui - Taumarunui, New Zealand

Adventure Tour
Duration:4 hours 30 minutes
Price: Starting from $125.00 per person

Do you like a mix of activity and awe with your adventure? Cycle a return trip of 32km from the Taumarunui end of the line under your own steam on a two-person RailBike on this half-day small group adventure.  

Designed for comfort, the RailBike is your personal time machine carrying you through tunnels and over bridges steeped in history. 
You will arrive back feeling a real sense of accomplishment!

No previous cycling experience is required but the Railbike needs two people with moderate to good levels of fitness to pedal the distance.  Not suitable for children under 15.

Do you like a mix of activity and awe with your adventure? Cycle a return trip of 32km from the Taumarunui end of the line under your own steam on a two-person RailBike on this half-day small group adventure.  

Designed for comfort, the RailBike is your personal time machine carrying you through tunnels and over bridges steeped in history. 
You will arrive back feeling a real sense of accomplishment!

No previous cycling experience is required but the Railbike needs two people with moderate to good levels of fitness to pedal the distance.  Not suitable for children under 15.

Your tour begins when you check-in at 9:45am at your departure location in Taumarunui. At 10am you will depart on the shuttle bus for the 10-minute drive to the start of the line at Okahukura. 

Before you set off your guide will give you a short safety briefing on the use of the RailBikes. Then, you’ll be ready for your journey along the most rugged and expensive rail line ever built in New Zealand.

The line ascends on the steepest part of the 142 kilometers of rail line to the first and longest tunnel on the line. This will be the hardest part of the journey but will get you nicely warmed up! The lights on your RailBike will shine the way as you travel 1.5 kilometres underground. You will travel through 5 tunnels in total, see rugged high country sheep farms, native bush and on a clear day, spectacular views of the central north island volcanoes. 

After travelling for 20 kilometres you get to the town of Matiere where your guide will offer you hot soup, a bun, slice and a hot drink. Your RailBikes will be turned around on the purpose built turntables and you will return from the way you came. 

You will be back in Taumarunui by 2:30pm.

 

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