Riding the Tour Aotearoa in 2020

We're cyclists just like you.  We congratulate you on taking on the Tour Aotearoa (and Kopiko Aotearoa)  - and wish you all the best on an incredible odyssey.

Riding through remote areas such as the Waitomo and Ruapehu areas means that getting the essentials like a cold drink, food or a hot shower can be challenging.  So our operators have got together to offer a couple of extras to help your journey.

Please note:  Most of the accommodation in the area may be fully booked - so our advice is if you can plan ahead and book on trail accommodation in advance then you are more likely to secure a bed. (and happy pedalling)

Pureora Cabins

These self catering cabins at the start of the trail are now open.  Booking details

Daytime Pizza and Refreshments

Timber Trail Lodge can offer Pizza and a drink for the special price of $22-.
This is available only between the hours of 1pm and 4pm daily through the Tour period.

Shower, sustenance and a break

The Camp Epic team, just after the 40km mark, are doing their best to support riders.  Look out for the Timber Trail Gazebo

  • Stop for a shower $5 (best shower in NZ?)
  • A shower and a snack plus drink $15
  • Pitch your own tent, enjoy the facilities and a basic breakfast. (We'll provide the cereal, eggs and toast for you to prepare) $30
  • Enjoy an overnight stay in a fully made up bed including breakfast $60-
  • Optional extra - Dinner (something simple and hearty)

Numbers may be limited on Saturday nights. We are already fully booked most Saturday nights and it may get a bit crowded.  Book ahead if possible.

At the Southern end of the Trail at Bennett Rd,  Epic will have cold drinks, a bike wash and a bike workshop to assist with any mechanical issues.

Freshen up with a Shower and a cold drink

If you've made it through the trail and want a nice shower and a cold drink before heading South.  Pop in an say Hi! to the team at Timber Trail Shuttles. (around 3kms from Bennett Road campsite)

  • Showers $5
  • Drinks as appropriate
  • Full bike repair station
  • Onsite camping may be available (TBC)

Timber Trail Centre in Ongarue offering a rider discount

For officially registered TA riders, the Timber Trail Centre is offering a 10% discount on their rates for the official brevet period.


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