Ride a top north island multi day adventure cycle trail, this 85km ride traverses some of New Zealand's most diverse and fascinating environments.

Discover stories and secrets of a remarkable forest...ride (or walk) a trail journey through time deep in the heart of the North Island.

  • Purpose-built tracks flowing through virgin, regenerating native forest and exotic plantation forest
  • Cross 35 bridges including the 141m long Maramataha suspension bridge
  • Navigate the engineering marvel that is the Ongarue Spiral
  • Be captivated by the historic relics left by the hardy timber loggers of times past
  • Discover the stories of local iwi and early settlers
  • Listen to the dawn chorus featuring tūī , kākā and other native birds flourishing in the forest
  • Marvel at the incredible sparkling stars of the night sky
  • Relax in your choice of our welcoming accommodation options 

Come and explore Pureora on the truly unforgettable Timber Trail - one of the 22 Great Rides of the Ngā Haerenga - New Zealand Cycle Trail Network.

Grade: 2 - 3
Length  85 km | Total climb: 420m
Duration  2 days  | Ride all year
Location Central North Island
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The Timber Trail is a partnership.  Thanks to our partners for making this Adventure Cycle Trail possible.


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