This cycle trail experience is a world first and a must do mountain bike ride which commences at Pa Harakeke at Pureora. It begins at the carved Pou (markers), travels past the Maori Pa, through Native Bush to Pureora Village, over the Pureora Mountain Trail, descending along the Kokakotaea River, traveling through the old tramway cuttings and over the Timber trails before emerging again at Pa Harakeke.
A combined effort by Maraeroa C Incorporation and the Department of Conservation, the Maraeroa Cycleway is one of a network of NZ Cycle Trails being established throughout the country. It is available for the public to ride seven days a week and it is free. Also Mountain Bikes are available for hire at Pa Harakeke.
The cycle ride is accessible by most people who have basic ability on a bike. The trail is graded two to three in terms of difficulty out of a possible six. It is not a technically difficult ride but will be enjoyed by even experienced riders. Allow 3 hours to complete the ride comfortably.
Maraeroa Cycleway Experience – Guided Tour
Our guided Maraeroa Cycleway Experience combines all the elements of the cycle ride plus enjoying the tour guides knowledge of the region and its’ history. Stopping occasionally to sample some of natures’ bounty and hearing the sounds of the abundant bird life also is a rare treat for visitors.
This personalized guided tour is available by arrangement and includes Bike Hire and Refreshments. Incorporated into the tour is a short bush walk along the Totara Track. The ride is graded two to three in terms of difficulty out of a possible six. It is not a technically difficult ride but will be enjoyed by even experienced riders. Allow 4-5 hours for the tour and which costs $250 per person. The tour can be booked via our website or by email or phone.