Cycling & Mountain Biking

The opportunities for mountain biking in the Ruapehu region abound with numerous trails easily accessible from any of the towns & villages of the region.


The opportunities for mountain biking in the Ruapehu region abound with numerous trails easily accessible from any of the towns & villages of the region. Whether you are a first timer or downhill demon, there are trails to suit in and around the Tongariro National Park. 

The Ruapehu region is proudly home to two of the New Zealand Cycleways Great Rides with the Timber Trail and the Mountains to Sea - Nga Ara Tuhono.

Set in amongst the diverse and spectacular central North Island terrain, there are also a number of other serviced cycleways including: Fishers Track, Ohakune Old Coach Road, 42 Traverse, Marton Sash & Door Tramway and more.

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National Park Villages, Fishers Track

Fishers Track


Fishers Track is a mostly downhill track with stunning views over Tongariro National Park.

National Park Villages, Ohakune Old Coach Road

Ohakune Old Coach Road


Originally used by horse-drawn coach as a connecting route between the two rail heads of the unfinished North Island trunk line, the Ohakune Old Coach Road is steeped in history.

National Park Villages, 42 Traverse

42 Traverse


With a reputation as one of New Zealand's best adventure rides, the 46 kilometre 42 Traverse is a must do for experienced riders.

National Park Villages, Marton Sash & Door

Marton Sash & Door


Travel back in time alongside the main trunk line.

National Park Villages, Bridge To Nowhere

Bridge To Nowhere


Adventure across farmland and native bush to uncover the story of the impressive Bridge to Nowhere.

National Park Villages, Mountains To Sea Cycle Trail

Mountains To Sea Cycle Trail


From the flanks of Mount Ruapehu to the coastal shores of Whanganui, the Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail is a route encompassing majestic mountains, stunning native forest, and the spiritual, cultural and historical highlights of the Whanganui River.

National Park Villages, The Timber Trail

The Timber Trail


A former sawmilling stronghold with a rich historic, cultural and natural heritage, the Pureora Forest Park is intersected by the famous Timber Trail cycleway.