Top Mountain Biking Trails in Ruapehu

Get your wilderness and adventure fix on these top mountain biking trails in Ruapehu, set amongst Central North Island's diverse and spectacular terrain.

Mountains to Sea

This epic mountain biking adventure traverses the alpine majesty of Mount Ruapehu, historic roads, massive viaducts and the legendary Bridge to Nowhere in the wilds of Whanganui National Park.

Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail, Whanganui

By Jonathan Kennett

The iconic Bridge to Nowhere, set in the middle of lush native forest is among the bizarre highlights of this track.

Puntos destacados

  • Volcanic Tongariro National Park
  • Deep forest Whanganui National Park
  • Rich Māori & pioneer history


  • By car: 1hr 45mins from Taupo
  • By car: 5mins from Ohakune


Easy - Advanced

The Timber Trail

Traversing the wilderness of Pureora Forest Park, this adventure ride showcases beautiful native forest and many rare native bird species as well as the fascinating logging history of the forest.

Hamilton - Waikato
The Timber Trail, Hamilton - Waikato

By Sven Martin

Following old logging roads and tramlines, The Timber Trail traverses an exotic forest in the heart of the North Island.

Puntos destacados

  • Ancient forests
  • Rich culture & heritage
  • Thrilling suspension bridges



Easy - Intermediate

Bridge to Nowhere Track

Part of the Mountain to Sea Cycle Trail, the Bridge to Nowhere Track is a ride deep in the untouched bush of Whanganui National Park - a must for every mountain biking enthusiast!

Bridge to Nowhere Track, Ruapehu

By Sven Martin

An incredible natural and cultural experience awaits riders on this epic Central North Island track.

Puntos destacados

  • Whanganui National Park
  • Whanganui River jetboat or kayak
  • Rich Māori & settler history




42 Traverse

Ruts, rocks and river crossings are among the many challenges you'll find on this adventure ride thorugh State Forest 42 at the edge of Tongariro National Park.

New Zealand
42 Traverse, New Zealand

By Tongariro River Rafting

The 42 Traverse Track in the Ruapehu region is another epic ride in this adventure territory.

Puntos destacados

  • Strange volcanic scenery
  • Long, fun downhills
  • Babbling rivers & native bush


Ohakune Old Coach Road

This deservedly popular half-day adventure track near Ohakune offers an enticing mix of pioneer stories, spectacular forest, volcanic scenery and some fast, flowing riding.

Ohakune Old Coach Road, Ruapehu

By Tourism New Zealand

Cycle across the impressive Hapuawhenua Viaduct on this track, part of the New Zealand Cycle Trail.

Puntos destacados

  • Tongariro World Heritage Area
  • Colourful pioneer stories
  • Elegant viaducts


  • By car: 5mins from Ohakune
  • By car: 1hr 45mins from Taupo



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