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Bike hire, shuttles & tours

Let our friendly local operators help you make the most of your time on the Timber Trail.

The trail winds for 84km through remote, forested hill country between two tiny and remote settlements. That’s why it’s important to sort your logistics in advance of your ride. Fortunately, convenient bike hire, great accommodations, easy shuttle services, vehicle transfers, and tour packages are all easy to arrange. You can click on the left side menu for options.


E-bikes on the Timber Trail

There are two bike hire places located at the Timber Trail itself, one at the northern side in Pureora is Pa Harakeke, at the start of the trail. The other is EPIC Cycle Adventures, at the Southern end of the trail by the Bennetts Road carpark in Ongarue. 

Bike hire and shuttles are also provided by:

  • Four B in Taupo
  • Tread Routes in Taupo
  • For other options, you can ask our operators from the left hand menu


Never been mountain biking before? Worried you might not be able to do the full distance? Perhaps you might like to experience the Timber Trail on an electric bike. Our operators can sort out a very capable electric mountain bike that will have you smiling ear-to-ear as you explore the Pureora Forest Park with ease!

Check with FOUR B and Tread Routes in TAUPO as they currently offer Electric bikes as part of the shuttle package. You can ask one of our Timber Trail Shuttle/Tour companies to arrange for you; most of them can arrange for E-Bike hire if you ask. 


Tour Packages

Treadroutes Guiding

There are a great range of Timber Trail tour packages now available including TREAD ROUTES Fully Guided package (click on the first link above on left), and Epic Cycle Adventures shuttle and accommodation packages.

The Timber Trail Lodge can offer you a Timber Trail Two-Night Package. (click on third link above)

For a unique Maori cultural experience book with Pa Harakeke's KOKAKO PACKAGE (2 days 2 nights) via on the middle link. 

If you are coming directly from Auckland's international airport, a several of our Tour companies provide pick up and drop off directly from the moment you arrive in New Zealand, including Blue Tui Shuttles, Tread Routes Cycling Tours, Four B and Epic Cycle Adventures.

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Great Rides App


Specifically designed for New Zealand's Great Rides this app is used by mountain bikers, runners and walkers. It aims to provide location tracking to find amenities, attractions and local information while riding the trail. Once downloaded, the trail information is fully available offline.

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