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By Visit Ruapehu
Tongariro and Whanganui National Parks along with many other nature reserves offer a wide range of biking adventures featuring incredible history.
Roll through Ruapehu’s diverse landscapes on two Great Rides, classic backcountry tracks, or leisure trails to suit everyone including beginners and kids.
Enjoy the freedom of riding without the hassle of logistics by taking a guided or self-guided mountain bike tour.
Few countries in the world serve up such diverse riding – from urban forest trails to rugged, remote mountaintop tracks. This practical guide helps you plan a safe and enjoyable mountain biking holiday in New Zealand.
Volcano adventures, luxury escapes and historical gems - they're all waiting for you in the Ruapehu region.
1-2 Days — 36 Km
This remote mountain biking adventure winds through the heart of mystical Whanganui National Park to a striking bridge that literally leads to nowhere.
3-6 Hrs — 46 km
A New Zealand classic from way back, this predominantly downhill wilderness mountain biking ride serves up spectacular volcanic scenery and beautiful native bush.
2-4 Hrs — 15 kms (one way)
Rich in natural and cultural heritage, this fascinating mountain biking ride in New Zealand's North Island follows an old byway through primeval forest, past railway relics, and over cobblestones.
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