7 reasons to bike in Taupo this Autumn

Bike trails for everyone

The Great Lake Taupo region has some of the best mountain biking in New Zealand, with internationally recognised, purpose-built trails to suit every type of bike rider. From grade 1-2 family and e-bike tracks, to cross-country trails, mountain bike parks and BMX jump parks to epic overnight adventures and grade 5 downhill, there’s something for every bike rider in the Great Lake Taupo region.

Pumice is the new gold

Derived from one of the greatest volcanic eruptions ever known, the region’s free-draining pumice soil means excellent riding conditions year-round – even after autumn rain. And if it’s golfing and hiking you’re into, you can thank that super volcano for great conditions also!

Awesome deals and apres-bike

And if that’s not enough, the inaugural Taupo Monster Bike Sale is kicking off these April School Holidays – all the brands, all the stores, all school holidays! Plus every purchase made at participating stores gains entry into a draw to win an epic cycling holiday in Taupo. Check out www.TaupoMonsterBikeSale.com for more info.

Buy and sell preloved bikes

A second-hand bike sale will also be held on Saturday 21 April on the Tongariro Domain.  For a small fee, 100% of which goes towards Kids Bike Taupo, you can sell everything from road bikes to mountain bikes, BMX bikes, kids bikes and everything in-between. This will be a great chance to not only cash up that old one but hunt for a preloved bargain!

The kids will love you for it!

And for the kids, pick up a map from participating stores and take part in the Red Bike Treasure Hunt. Have fun with the family exploring Taupo by bike, plus there's loads of great prizes for the kids up for grabs.

Immerse yourself in spectacular autumn colours

From the crisp morning light and Turangi’s riot of autumnal colours, through to long lingering sunsets, and epic trail views you won’t be short on insta-worthy locations to capture every moment and memory from your holiday.
Pick up an epic deal, ride epic trails, experience Taupo’s free-draining mud-free volcanic pumice soil and have an autumn break away in New Zealand’s biggest riding hub!
Bike Trails

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Bike Deals & Packages

Taupo Monster Bike Sale

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