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Easy Level Riding: Low Key & High Reward

The Supervolcanic Trail Network has rides for all levels and abilities, including many ‘Easy’ rides considered Grade 1 or 2. Families, beginners, and easy riders - if the slower pace is your jam, we have gentle yet immersive and magical trails for you. They’re mostly flat and smooth to get you and your squad on the move!

Trail Stats and Map

  • Total Distance
    151.5 Km
  • Ability
    Easy
  • Trail Types
    Forest | Pumice | Urban Pathway

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Featured Rides

For Easy Riders, we’ve got chef’s specials to ease you into the Supervolcanic cuisine. The Tongariro River Trail - relatively flat, family fun; Great Lake Pathway - lakeside meander with views of snow-capped peaks; Wairakei Thermal Loop - geothermal magic!

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Individual trails

Getting in the saddle is a piece of cake, and our ‘Easy’ trails are low-key legendary for low key riders. With a contrasting, and well spread offering, you can experience thermal, riverside, streams, lakes and native bush rides within our entry-level trails.

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    Tongariro River Trail

    Explore the Tongariro River Trail in Turangi, offering gentle riverside rides and stunning native bush. Cross a scenic swing bridge and stop at the Tongariro National Trout Centre for a picnic and learning experience, surrounded by breathtaking mountain views. Perfect for the whole family.

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    Great Lake Pathway

    Voted New Zealand's Favourite Urban Ride in 2017, the Great Lake Pathway (Lion's Walk) is perfectly suited for families and offers spectacular views across Lake Taupo to the snow-capped peaks of Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Ruapehu.

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  • Hiking & walking trails

    Kiko Loop Track

    This short loop track is a great way for walkers and mountain bikers to experience the variety of nature in the Kaimanawa Forest Park. Highlights include stunning podocarp forest and impressive views of Lake Taupō.

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    Poronui Trails

    Nestled against the Kaimanawa Ranges and Mohaka River, Poronui Lodge offers an exclusive mountain biking experience on a 16,000-acre estate. Enjoy the thrilling rides through diverse terrains, from gravel roads to lush forests and open grasslands, all surrounded by breathtaking views.

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    Wairakei Thermal Loop

    An eighteen-kilometer loop joins together some of the favorite bike trails near the Wairakei Tourist Park, from Huka Falls to Aratiatia Dam as well as the Wairakei Resort Track. Ride through a geothermal wonderland in the Taupo region.

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  • Bike parks

    Taupō Bike Park

    Built and maintained by locals, the Taupō Bike Park is a staple to the growing BMX scene in the Taupō region. You can spend hours here, enjoying endless rounds of high-flying dirt jumps on your bike.

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Plan your mountain bike trip to The Supervolcanic Network

Many of the ‘Easy’ rides are near Taupō township, but there are more beyond. Set off from Taupō town, Tūrangi, Kinloch, or catch a water taxi or bike shuttle to access rides further afield. However you like to ride, we’ve got local knowledge to see you right.

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Explore the Supervolcanic trails

Shift gears to find the speed, locale and vibes that make your pedals turn. Delight in Taupō’s achingly beautiful landscapes from the saddle of a bike, with over 30 rides to explore, brew your own journey to your taste: full strength, medium or family pack.

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Après-bike

After the trails and it’s time to hop off the bike, more action and activities are calling…it’s Taupō, of course. Sailing, jet boating, rafting and bungy are all on offer - but maybe a hot pool or a cold crafty brew glass of pinot is all you need.

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