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

Package includes:

  • 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

4 NIGHTS 3 DAYS ITINERARY

Free Day | Taupo Town Centre

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. You will then have a free day to explore the Taupo township.

DAY 1

Great Lake Walkway | Grade 2 | 10km | 1-2 Hours

To get you warmed up we start with a leisure ride along the edge of Lake Taupo – voted the best urban ride in New Zealand. 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.

At the end of the ride, we will shuttle you to the township of Turangi (40 mins south of Taupo) where you can enjoy an early lunch at the best café in Turangi before riding the Tongariro River Trail.

Tongariro River Trail | Grade 2 | 15km Loop | 2 Hours

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.

DAY 2

Huka Trails Rotary Ride | Grade 3 | 25km | 5 Hours

You will be shuttled to the start of this ride. The trail takes you along the Waikato River as you climb up through native bush, emerging to stunning views of the river below.

The trail is undulating and follows the river to Aratiatia Dam. 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, ride back along the other side of the river, stopping for a cup of coffee at a popular biking cafe before continuing a short ride down to view the majestic Huka Falls, the most visited natural attraction in New Zealand.

After viewing the falls, continue riding back to the start where the shuttle will be waiting. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.

View the Huka Trails Rotary Ride Video Guide

DAY 3

Great Lake Trail | Grade 3 | 30km | Approx 6 Hours Total

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.

Ride 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.

This is a perfect way to finish the ride.

View the Waihaha Video Guide

View the Waihora Video Guide

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.

Terms & conditions apply. Prices valid till 31 March 2018.

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