Taupō Mountain Biking Adventures

Cycle your way into some of the spectacular wilderness Taupo and the Central Plateau of New Zealand’s North Island has to offer. Chris Jolly Outdoors is the trusted and certified guiding company with specialists to take you on a biking adventure you will never forget!

Mountain biking offers another dimension to being in the outdoors, providing a sense of freedom and adventure. It can be everything from relaxed slow pace, to fast, technical and physically challenging. Above all, it is a lot of fun!

Most importantly, our commitment to providing our clients with a complete five-star experience includes transfers, a specialist guide, all the equipment and access into stunning alpine and forest landscapes. Whatever your level of fitness, we can tailor a ride for what you would like to experience whilst staying in the region.


Biking Half-Day and Full-Day Packages Available 

We offer half-day or full-day biking packages with a variety of different cycling experiences on offer.

  • – Full day or half day packages – alpine or bush
  • – Family or group tours with an easy rolling ride
  • – Beginner level through to expert level
  • – Combine your package into a multi-day activity tour (including biking, boating and paddle boarding).

Biking in the Central Plateau

Here in Taupō we are home to some of the best biking in the country, with a wide range of trails for all abilities, there’s something for everyone.

For families, there are plenty of grade 1 and 2 options such as the Great Lake Walkway where on a clear day you can see the mountains across the lake and even enjoy a quick swim. Then at the other end of the scale, we have Craters of the Moon mountain bike park which features over 60 tracks including some technical grade 5 stuff for the more adventurous people.

Derived from one of the greatest volcanic eruptions ever known, the regions free-draining pumice soil means excellent riding conditions year-round – even in mid-winter.

Privately Guided Biking Packages

We will tailor a ride for your level of fitness, organise everything from the transport to your bike hire, right down to your snacks for the trip. Let us take care of you while you are here, all you need to do is decide where you would like to go in the region, and we will pick you up with the bike rack on and the helmets packed.

taupo lake guided bike tour

Thank you so much for looking after us on holiday.  Your guide was awesome, and we really enjoyed his knowledge of the local area.  Having him support the kids up the hills was incredible, and so worth the view”.

guided taupo biking tours nz

“Our highlight was definitely the biking tour along the Lakefront.  Such an easy ride for everyone, and the guide was a great storyteller!”

group biking tour

Informative, interesting, stunning scenery – get the picture? The service was excellent and then there were all the things we found out about a part of our own country. Well worth while.”

guided bike tour

“We love biking in the States, and wanted to get into some of the hidden areas of NZ to do a full day on the trails.  We were picked up, our bikes were already fitted, we had lunch organised and our tour guide took us to the most amazing secret tracks. We will be back!”