Taupo’s Ultimate Multi-Day Biking Package
The Great Lake Taupo region offers amazing biking experiences via its many year-round mountain biking trails and we have the knowledge to ensure you have a fun time enjoying them.
Chris Jolly Outdoors is now offering a multi-day biking package where we will arrange everything to make your biking holiday a wonderful experience to remember. Let us take care of all the logistic hassle. All you have to do is pedal and enjoy the ride.
Price : $720 per person, based on a min of 4 people, twin sharing
- 4 night accommodation at a 4 star hotel strategically located within the heart of Taupo town centre
- Daily breakfast
- 3 days of biking
- Shuttle and transfers to all the trails
- An accompanying rider
- Picnic lunch on Day 3
Can be arranged on request at additional cost:
- Bike hire
- Restaurant bookings
Our itinerary is structured as such so that you can enjoy biking during the day and still have time to relax or explore the town in the late afternoons/evenings.
Check in the night before at your accommodation, conveniently located within walking distance to the lake edge and the town centre.
Free day to explore Taupo town.
Great Lake Walkway
To get you warmed up we start with a leisure ride along the edge of Lake Taupo on a pathway out past 5 mile bay to Waitahanui. The Great Lake Walkway is a fairly flat shared track where you can take in the amazing scenery of the lake and mountains with plenty of picnic and rest areas along the way. Great photo opportunities or dip your toes into the hot water spots. This trail is 10km and takes 1-2 hours.
Tongariro River Trail
After biking the Great Lake Walkway, we will shuttle you to the township of Turangi (40 mins south of Taupo) where we will take you to the best café in Turangi for an early lunch before riding the Tongariro River Trail.
The Tongariro River Trail is a gentle Grade 2, 15km loop track on mostly flat terrain with a few small undulating climbs. Highlights include riding over swing bridges, watching anglers fly fishing in the Tongariro River and visiting the Tongariro National Trout Centre (optional). The trail will take around 2 hours to complete.
Huka Trails Rotary Ride
Today we will ride the Huka Trails Rotary Ride to the Aratiatia Dam. This Grade 2-3 trail will take you along the Waikato River as you climb up through native bush, emerging to stunning views of the native bush and river below.
The trail follows a gradual downhill towards Huka Falls and then on to Aratiatia Dam which is another 7km away. The flood gates on the dam open at 10am, 12pm and 2pm (with an extra 4pm in summer). It is a pretty impressive sight so we will time your ride appropriately.
After Aratiatia Dam, you then ride back along the other side of the river. There is a lovely café just before Huka Falls called The Hub where you stop for a cup of coffee before continuing a short ride down to view the majestic Huka Falls, the most visited natural attraction in New Zealand.
After viewing the falls we then continue riding back to the start where the shuttle will be waiting.
Allow 5 hours for this entire ride.
The rest of the day is at your own leisure.
Great Lake Trail
Today we will take you on an epic mountain biking adventure riding the Waihaha-Waihora section of the Great Lake Trail, voted one of the most popular trails of the New Zealand Cycle Trail network.
This Grade 3, 30km section, will take you through native bush, towering volcanic rock cliffs, spectacular views and a waterfall hidden deep in the Waihaha Valley. The trail has been built with flowing corners, fun downhills and some short switchback climbs to keep you on your toes.
Picnic lunch stop will be at one of the amazing vistas.
At the end of the trail is a beautiful, remote Waihora Bay where our Bay2Bay water taxi will be waiting. Many bikers have said that the cruise back on the lake to Kinloch is the perfect way to end the day.
The round trip will take approx 6-hours.
The hot pools may be a great way to finish the day, followed by a meal in one of Taupo’s boutique eateries and some celebratory wines to top off your awesome biking adventure.