The Twin Coast Epic- Full Twin Coast Cycle Trail 1 Day Experience

The Twin Coast Epic- Full Twin Coast Cycle Trail 1 Day Experience
  • Duration : 1 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Paihia, Northland
  • Product code : PVPSVD
From NZD $110.00

Summary: Go like the clappers and knock off the full
87km 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. Ideal for those
fit people out there. You know who you are! This 87km trail is all off the
main road, a variable gradient and achievable by most regular cyclists or fit
people. There are a few hills, and a longer distance, so experience is
necessary.




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

 





Depart from Paihia in our 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 bubbling streams past backcountry
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) 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 PaIhiaMTB HQ in
Paihia for a well deserved relax and dinner out in one of the many eateries in
town. This 87km trail is all off the main road, a variable gradient and
achievable by most regular cyclists or fit people. There are a few hills, and a
longer distance, so experience is necessary