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Update: Pakihi Track (Motu Trails Loop)

Dunes Trail — Motu Rd Trail — Pakihi Track — Motu Trails Loop (1-3 days, 11-91km) Update, 21 December 2018: The Pakihi Track is open with the following cautions: Just below the suspension bridge (12km from Motu end/8km from Pakihi end) there is a six-metre-wide slip with a temporary section of track. Everyone (cyclists, runners, […]

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Update: Pakuratahi Forest Felling (Remutaka Cycle Trail)

The harvesting in Pakuratahi Forest between Maymorn and Tunnel Gully in Upper Hutt will continue until the end of January 2019. Works in this 48 hectare area have been held up by the wet weather over winter and issues at the port of Wellington. The current Remutaka Cycle Trail diversion for a 4km section in […]

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Making a Difference on the New Zealand Cycle Trails

‘Social licence’. You’ll have heard the term and have an idea what it means. But exactly what does it look like in the context of the New Zealand Cycle Trail? Cycle Journeys’ Geoff Gabites provides some perspective. When did you first come across ‘social licence’ and what does it mean to you? The weekend I […]

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Rob Miller joins the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

Introducing Rob Miller, the new Partnership Specialist for the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail. Rob joined Tourism Waitaki in mid October, which has been something of a homecoming having grown up on a farm in North Otago. For the last 29 years Rob has been living in the UK, working primarily in the event marketing […]

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RIDE MOTU – NZ Cycle Journal’s great new cover story

Stellar reading in the latest issue of NZ Cycling Journal for anyone who wants to explore the Motu Trails Cycleway, and beyond. Hot off the press, the cover story for Volume 8 of the magazine describes a three-day bike-packing trip from Whakatane to Opotiki, and on to Motu Road and Rere Falls Trail. Liam Friary’s words are […]

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Complete our survey and be in to win!

Have you ridden one (or more) of the 22 New Zealand Cycle Trails recently? You can help us make these Great Rides even better by completing our online survey – it will take less than 10 minutes. Click here to get started. Everyone who completes the survey goes in the monthly draw to win a […]

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The Great Rides App Just Got Even Better

The Great Rides App Guy (Gary Patterson) has been busy all winter improving this awesome App, the only one to cover all 22 Great Rides, and more! It’s FREE, too, and available to download from the App Store or Play Store. The updated version includes all the latest trail updates and supporting info, along with bonus […]

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Spirit to the Stone – the amazing tale of building the Old Ghost Road

This story begins with a stranger, a lost map born of gold lust, and a knock on a heavy wooden door… Thinking of mountain biking or hiking the Old Ghost Road? Spirit to the Stone is essential reading before, during or after your adventure. Stretching between the West Coast’s Buller and Mokihinui Rivers, the Old Ghost Road […]

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Majestic rugged mountains, spectacular glaciers, wild coastlines, emerald blue lakes - it’s all here and within reach. New Zealand boasts an amazing variety of landscapes and equally amazing biking. This ultimate 14 day adventure offers the perfect opportunity to ride 3 of the famous cycle trails allowing you to achi...
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