Palmerston North City Bridle Track

This ride is a perfect family or beginners. It is mildly contoured and very scenic taking you through native bush, alongside parkland and the river.

Getting there:

The track runs alongside the river from Te Matai Road through to Maxwells Line. There are various access points throughout the track , with most easily accessible being, Te Matai Road, Ruahine Street, Albert Street, Centennial Drive (beside Fitzherbert Bridge), Victoria Esplanade, Ruha Street and Maxwells Line.

The ride can be started anywhere along the track and you can go for as long or as short a distance as you choose. At the Maxwells Line end of the Bridle Track, on Tip Road, you will find a Mountain Bike Skills Park with a selection of graded jumps and trials obstacles suitable for medium to advanced riders.

Near the Te Matai Road end, there is a variety of small jumps and dips suitable for medium to experienced riders to play on.

Things to see and do:

When biking or walking the Bridle Track, take the chance to pop into the Victoria Esplanade which runs alongside the middle section of the Bridle track. With rose gardens, bird aviaries, BBQ facilities, playgrounds, miniature train rides and duck ponds, there really is something for everyone.

Public toilets are also available here. For a relaxing break, visit the Cafe Esplanade for a fantastic selection of cabinet food and menu food all made fresh at the cafe. Grab an ice cream or refuel with an organic coffee.