Tired of riding the same ol’ tracks and wanna get out to a real slice of NZ being surrounded by epic beech forest, then stay tuned I’ve got a couple of trails to share with you.
So you’ve taken yourself off to Rotorua or taupo for riding or even Rainbow mountain…. or maybe not
Well, let me share with you two super rad rides that I’ve done that can be found turning off just before Rainbow mountain n SH5.
The fist a fun grade two 16km loop and the second is a more challenging 34km solid grade 4…. so come on, let me show you Whirinaki forest.
#1 Whirinaki Forest Park Mountain Bike Track
The first ride you can do is the Whirinaki Forest Park Mountain Bike Track
I loved the adventure of going out to ride this loop.
The Whirinaki Forest Park Mountain bike Track is about 90km out of Rotorua and is a purpose built 16km loop that weaves its way through one of the most spectacular forests in the world.
It’s certainly not a technically ride and is marked as a grade 2. But there are a couple of fun features like a og bridge crossing that keep it interesting during the ride.
And the last 5km is all super fun downhill.
There are smaller loops for those who don’t want to do the whole thing, but I would recommend riding the main 16km loop.
I’d suggest you take only what you need in your car for this ride as it is really secluded spot, and make sure you pack a first aid kit and the essential bike repair stuff as you are defiantly not going to find a bike shop near by.
This ride is one to do in my books, it feels like you’re in the middle of nowhere, which you kinda are when you look at the map, and so you get a real feeling of it just being you, your bike and the forest…. which for me is alot of what riding is all about.
Now if ya challenge yourself more, then you want you add to your riding bucket list Morerangi
I’ve got one word to describe this trail SPEC – FREAKING – TACULAR… ok that two, but you will not be disappointed by this ‘must do’ track if you are in the Rotorua area.
When I did this track in 2015 it was a grade 3-4, following heavy rain in March 2016, the track is now Expert: Grade 5, and requires a high level of fitness and experience.
Set among native beech trees this 35 km ride of challenging back country single track and 1000m of climbing is a ride that is totally worth every ‘are we there yet’ moment, because as any mountain biker knows, what goes up… must come down!
You wanna defiantly be a confident on Grade 4 mountain biker and be prepared for a full day adventure. When we rode it took the group between 4 – 5hours riding time.
If you wanna make this adventure an overnight experience there are three historic huts on the track perfect to stay in or they’re a great place to take a break and let others catch up.
Now you are gonna need to be shuttled in and there are a bunch of peps that do that, but We used the rad guys from Tread Routes to shuttle us in and pick us up at the end. Talk to Ted, he’s ya man… he’s riding the trail often so can give you the low down on what conditions its in.
So there you have two more mint rides to add to your list of kick ass adventures in NZ
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