Taupo, Turangi & Tongariro Mountain Biking
Waikato River Trail, W2K, Great Lake Trail & more
The Great Lake Taupo region has some of the best mountain bike trails in the world with tracks ranging from gentle to heart pumping.
Many of the tracks follow beautiful bush trails, catching glimpses of the lake, rivers and mountains. There are many biking and cycling options for all ranges of fitness, experience and budgets.
Try biking the gullies and walking tracks of town or the pine scented exotic forests close by. For those who need the wilderness thrill, a fabulous volcanic adventure tour down the mountain is a great option. Thrill seekers can try heli-biking on the mountain, whilst the more sedate biker can relax and enjoy a ride through rolling bush tracks in the pine forest.
The Great Lake Taupo region is already well-known for our many cycling events but a new sculpture has cemented Taupo’s place as one of the top cycling centres in the country. A three-metre-high steel racing Giant Bike was unveiled on 20 September 2012 and is now permanently gracing the top of the Control Gates Hill informing locals and visitors alike that Taupo is a cycling town.
Mountain biking in Great Lake Taupo
Mountain Biking - Land Activities
The Cyclist - a poem about leisure cycling in Taupo
Posted on Monday, 3 June 2013
A short poem about my cycling in Taupo, not so much for the competitive cyclists but for people like my husband and I who find Taupo a haven for cyclists.
Read our Biking Blog for ideas or tips on the many fabulous biking trails within the Great Lake Taupo region.