Cycle Waikato River Trail and Timber Trail. Join us on an epic 3 day adventure taking on 2 of NZ’s iconic cycle trails! The Cenytral North Island has a lot to offer, from the mighty Waikato River to ancient forests and thrilling suspension bridges.

Day 1 - Today’s 36km ride includes a descent with 29 switchbacks, an 80m long suspension bridge, and a roll over the Waipapa Dam before reaching Mangakino. The Waikato River Trail hugs the river’s edge which affords some magnificent views. Spend a relaxing evening at the Timber Trail Lodge.

Day 2 - Timber Trail time. After breakfast you start the 40km ride from Pureora. Wind your way through ancient native forest and across 2 incredible suspension bridges, reaching an altitude of 970m before descending back to the Lodge for a game of cards or a drink by the fire.

Day 3 - The final stage of the Timber Trail awaits. Today you head towards Ongarue, a mere 42km away! You’ll cross NZ's longest and highest rideable suspension bridge and more.

Facilities and Services

Pricing and Conditions

High Season
$575-$1499 (Adult)


Business Hours
Summer 9am to 5pm, Winter 10am to 4pm
Months of Operation
All Year


Proximity To Airport
2 hours to Auckland Airport, 40 minutes to Hamilton Airport
Proximity To Coach Terminal
20 Minutes
Proximity To Town
20 minutes to Cambridge, 40 minutes to Hamilton


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