Trail Info


Trail type: Cycling
Direction: One way

Cycling Duration: 3 hrs - 4 hrs
Distance: 45 km

Fitness: Intermediate
Cycling Grade: 3
Walking Difficulty: Intermediate
Gradient: Unknown

Dog Friendly: No

From the Taumarunui Domain, this route heads south crossing the Whanganui River on to Hikumutu Road. The route offers an enjoyable back-country experience, passing through picturesque farmland and a couple of scenic reserves.

At the halfway mark, cyclists can opt to deviate 1km to visit the town of Owhango to rest, stay overnight, or purchase supplies. From there, head back along Kawautahi Road, riding southwest all the way to Oio Road, where this route connects with the Mountains to Sea cycle trail – one of the Great Rides of Nga Haerenga – The New Zealand Cycle Trail.

Things to know

Once you have reached Oio Road, the nearest accommodation is a further 20km of easy down-valley riding along the Mountains to Sea cycle trail, to the tourist settlement of Whakahoro.

Trail surface: 25% sealed, 75% gravel

Best time to ride: Any time of year

How to get here

Starts at the Taumarunui Domain.

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Content and photo credited to the NZ Cycle Trail

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