Bike Hire & Cycle Tracks

Bike Hire and Cycle Tracks

With so much to see and explore in New Zealand taking advantage of the many maintained cycling trails allows you the opportunity to enjoy more of the natural beauty. The Waikato may be known for its farmland but it’s quickly gaining a reputation as the cycling hub of New Zealand. Hire bikes; cycle around the Waikato and get exploring the region’s cycling trails on two wheels.

We Offer:

  • Bike hire and helmet hire from $40 per day
  • Transport, drop-off and collection of bikes and riders at cycle trails
  • Include a short cycle trail into your tour
  • Information on the ever-increasing range of routes for recreational cyclists

Home to the famous Avantidrome, a leading sports and leisure facility with a purpose built cycling velodrome, the Waikato region is making the most of New Zealand’s growing enthusiasm for this sport with the creation of world-class cycling trails.

TE AWA – The Great New Zealand River Ride

Te Awa walk and cycleway stretches along the Waikato River, from Ngaruawahia in the north to Karapiro in the south. This track is an easy ride, mainly flat with a few short but steep hills. You can choose to do the whole route or sections that suit your time and interests.

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The Waikato River Trails

The Waikato River Trails are a fascinating, adventurous ride showcasing New Zealand’s longest river the Mighty Waikato. A multi purpose trail ideal for mountain biking, walking and running. This undulating trail can be challenging in places, but the well marked route takes you through areas previously seen by only a few.

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Hauraki Rail Trail

The Hauraki Rail Trail is a Grade One cycle trail, and suitable for all fitness levels and cycling skills. With the 160km track made up of 5 sections, there is a range of scenic day rides to comfortable 3 to 4 day tour rides.

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Redwoods- Whakarewarewa Forest

If you are looking for a high paced and adrenaline pumping ride look no further than the Redwoods of Rotorua. One of the oldest mountain bike networks in the country, with 130km of trails there is something for everyone.

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Te Ara Ahi – Termal by Bike

This 48km intermediate bike trail will take you through thermal wonderlands, past steaming vents and bubbling sub pools. Enjoy this culturally rich area as you explore this area rich in Maori history and Folklore. We strongly suggest you take 2 days for this trail.

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Great Lake Trail

On the shores of the Great Lake Taupo is a mountain bike adventure trail which takes you alone the northern shore of the azure lake and through native bush. A boat shuttle links the different sections of the trail and allows for pick ups and drop offs from various picturesque bays along the trail.

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The Timber Trail

Traverse through ancient forest with spectacular scenery complemented by rich and unique history of the area as you take in the 85km trail. Take in the incredible vistas from the 8 large suspension bridges, including the longest suspension bridge open for cycling in the country, along this trail.

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Bike hire available from $40 per bike


Bike Hike Stay can provide transportation for guests wishing to explore the region. A shuttle service and airport shuttle that seats up to 10 people are available for a small surcharge. Please contact us if you wish to arrange this service.

Pickering Road To Karapiro Dam Via Cambridge (Return)

This route follows the new cycle path from the Avantidrome, where the Gallagher Bike Skills Park caters for younger riders, to the Gaslight Theatre in Cambridge, joining the purpose-built cycleway along Maungatautari Road to the Karapiro Domain. Cambridge is a popular brunch, lunch and shopping spot so be sure to give yourself time to explore the town’s cafes, art galleries and eclectic mix of retail shops.

Grade: Easy Distance: 15kms one way Time: Approx 90mins each way

Hamilton Gardens To Horotiu Via Hamilton City (Return)

This route follows the Waikato River shared cycle/walkway from the award-winning Hamilton gardens to Horotiu. The trail will eventually extend through to Ngaruawahia, though at present this section is yet to be completed. The Hamilton Gardens are a must-see attraction, so be sure to allow time to explore these. Entry is free. The café overlooking Turtle Lake also offers yummy lunch and refreshment options.

Grade: Easy Distance: 19kms one way Time: Approx 90mins each way

Pokaiwhenua Bridge Carpark To Arapuni Village (Return)

This route runs beside the Horahora Road until Little Waipa Domain, at which point the track follows the Waikato River. Look out for others on the boardwalk section across the Huihuitaha Wetland. A highlight of the trail is the 1920s Arapuni swingbridge used by construction teams during the building of the Arapuni Dam. A refreshment stop at Rhubarb Café in Arapuni is also a must.

Grade: Easy to intermediate Distance: 11.5km one way Time: Approx 60mins each way

Whakamaru Dam To Atiamuri Dam (One Way)

This stretch of the Waikato River Trail rewards riders with magnificent views of Lake Whakamaru, native bush, farmland and the stunning Pohuturoa rock. One of the more challenging parts of the Trail, this pathway includes a few steep areas, but riders are none-the-less rewarded for their efforts. Make sure you have adequate water and energy-supplying snacks if you are planning a return ride, particularly in summer.

Grade: Intermediate Distance: 23.5km one way Time: Approx 2 hours each way