Photo credits: Ruth Lawton Photography.
Shuttle transport with Top Trail hired bikes or BYO bikes. Shuttles available to and from all sections. Self guided riding with the support from our staff. Come as a group or ride in pairs or as a single traveller.

Explore the Bay of Islands, vintage railways and some of New Zealand’s earliest European and Maori settlements on the Twin Coast Cycle Trail with award-winning Top Trail Hire & Tours.

Dedicated local transport specialists for more than 20 years, we offer cycle tours, transfers, customised itineraries, accommodation, shuttle buses and activities for up to 40 cyclists. Our fleet of quality bicycles, mini buses, plus plenty of local knowledge ensures memorable outdoor experiences in scenic Northland.   

These are our most popular rides – all of which can be ridden in either direction. 


Kaikohe to Horeke

Enjoy a scenic, self-guided 40km ride from from the inland town of Kaikohe to historic Horeke on Northland’s west coast. Following ancient Maori pathways, the trail meanders across beautiful rolling country and forestry through to the upper Hokianga Harbour. Take in views of Lake Omapere, Okaihau village, the beautiful Utakura Valley and a neat old railway tunnel.

Cost: from adult $100; child (14 years & under) $50

Duration: approx. 5 hours

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Opua to Kaikohe

Enjoy a self-guided ride from pretty Opua marina, close to historic Paihia and Russell, through to the inland town of Kaikohe. See old railway heritage, artistic Kawakawa, marae, rolling farmland and handsome bridges on this 40km ride following an old railway corridor almost the whole way. Shorter rides are also available – just ask us.

Cost: from adult $100; child (14 years & under) $50

Duration: approx. 4 hours

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Coast to Coast (Opua to Horeke)

Enjoy the full Twin Coast experience by riding the whole 84km trail over two days. Our self-guided tour includes bike hire and helmet, plus shuttle transport. Accommodation can also be arranged to suit your itinerary, interests and budget.

Cost: from adult $200; child (14 years & under) $10

Duration: 2 days

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Contact Top Trail Hire & Tours
P +64 27 453 5176