North Taranaki Explorer - 4 Days

We collect your group from anywhere in the North Island (Auckland and South) and make our way to the King Country and ride across to Taranaki around in a loop, back to the start.

This itinerary is an exploratory cycle tour.  It takes in the Forgotten World Highway and backroads to the Taranaki Coast the Back through to the King Country.

This Itinerary is set for three days and includes a mixture of sealed and gravel roads. We only graze civilisation, so will be fully self-sufficient during the tour.

Itinerary

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We will colect your group from anywhere between Wellington and Auckland in the North Island and transport you to Taumaranui, where we spend the night before starting the ride.

Ohura to Whangamomona is a quiet road, through rolling countryside. You will ride approximately 60km on a variety of surfaces and stay the night at the famous Whangamomona Hotel

We leave Whanhgamomona and ride across the saddles toward Stratford, but take a sneaky right turn onto Junction Road and enjoy some hilly sections through to Waitara and the Taranaki Coast.

We shuttle to th start of the Ohura Road, rather than cycling on the State Highway.

Oour road takes us from the West Coast back into the central North Island on quiet country Roads. A 20km (return distance) diversion takes us to our lunch spot at Damper Falls.
We ride out and return for an evening in Taumaranui, or another location depending where you started.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Where does the trip start

This trip starts at your place, we will collect you from anywhere (Auckland or South) in the North Island. We then drive to Ohura – A tiny town in the King Country where we start riding.

How adventurous do riders need to be?

You need to be up for a good time and some challenging riding. It is not technically difficult, but it is quite remote and we know there are some hills along the way!

You will be fully supported by a van with trailer that has a kitchen and bathroom on board!

Does this itinerary involve mountainbiking?

No. We will be on backroads and gravel. It is safe and low traffic volume.

What if it rains?

Your rain coat will protect you 🙂

From $999.00
per Adult

Trip Facts

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