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Tread Routes

Tread Routes provides certified support for cycling adventures.

We are local experts offering everything from simple shuttles to all inclusive package tours that are either self-guided or fully guided. If you want high quality service that is professional and reliable with attention detail, we are your solution. We are guides that know the trail best and will give you the most accurate information, before and during your trip.


Our packages are easy to book and include any or all of the following:

  • Shuttles
  • Bike Hire
  • Guiding
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Baggage transfers
  • Emergency Locator Beacons

Professional Shuttle Service

We provide either one-way shuttles at the trail, or round trip (two-way) shuttles from Taupo. Transport from airports or other towns are available. If you are bringing your own bike, rest assured that our custom bike trailer is designed to keep it safe.

High Quality Hire Bikes

We offer hard tail, full suspension, or E-bike models. Our fleet of high quality, well maintained bikes are a cut above the rest. We service our bikes between every use, and take great care to fit you to the right size bike.

Guided or Self-Guided

On a Self-Guided tour all the details are taken care of, we provide everything you need, except for a guide on the trail. On a Fully Guided tour our certified guides will ride with you through the trail and explain some of the history and geography of the area while also providing safety tips and bike skills tips.

Safety Certified

We are one of the very few bike tour companies in New Zealand that have achieved Outdoors Mark Adventure Activities Certification. This is the highest standard in mountain biking safety so you can rest assured that you are in the best of care.

Department of Conservation Approved

We love New Zealand and respect the beautiful landscapes that the trails pass through. That’s why we provide sustainable tours that meet strict regulations for DOC Approved tour operators.

Central North Island Tours

In addition to the Timber Trail we provide tours on a large range of trails throughout the Central North Island. We are based in Taupo which is the ideal base for you to explore the region.


Great Rides App Main Screen

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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