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The Timber Trail

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Beautiful scenery

We started at Pureora and over two days rode to Ongarue. It was awesome, day one was tougher with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Stayed at a Pa Harakeke cabin, rented bikes and a return trip from Piropiro

Edwina Te Aho was a gracious host, gave good advice and provided a return trip from Piropiro. The... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2019
Phil M
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Barryville Road | Pureora Village, Pureora Forest Park 3987, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started at Pureora and over two days rode to Ongarue. It was awesome, day one was tougher with the big climb which helped us appreciate the long down hills on the second day even more. We will do it again!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Youngone51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a hard ride even for average fitness cyclists. You will need a good level of mountain bike experience with some hilly climbs and technical decents. The pluses are the awesome bridges and the spiral. Blackfern Looks is a great place to break the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tauranga43
Reviewed 4 February 2019

Edwina Te Aho was a gracious host, gave good advice and provided a return trip from Piropiro. The accomodation was very nice, the bikes were just what were needed for the trail, the trail weaves through wonderful landscape and bush and the return trip was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Phil M
Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

We just stayed last weekend, the first congratulations must go to the excellent staff The food was very good , the accommodation very clean & comfortable Being right on the trail is a plus , no extra km to peddle We found the package deal...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank davidcG9001RM
Reviewed 21 January 2019

We were a group of 4 adults cycling the trail over two days. We really enjoyed the trail and were so impressed how well maintained and groomed the trail is. The cycling is easy grade on 90% of the trail and average fitness could be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Karen B
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

Beautiful native forests saved by years of protesters One of the better trails to ride. Great single track well maintained and sign posted. Detailed sign posting of historical saw mills of the location

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Neilalinz
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

Amazing scenery though native bush where all you can hear is birdsong. A must do and we will do again.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GraemeM340
Reviewed 1 January 2019

I was a solo cyclist on the 2 day Timber Trail ride, and it was brilliant. I went at the end of December and had great weather. I'd had this on my bucket list for a few years, and finally booked it on my own...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank charmersnzl
Reviewed 17 December 2018

We did the two day trip with shuttles, food and accommodation all provided by the Timber trail lodge. This worked really well for us and it was great to just be able to enjoy the ride and not have to think about anything else. There...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 22KiwiTraveller22
Reviewed 20 November 2018

We were a group of 10 … 60 somethings 4 of our group were very biking fit, the rest of us are “generally fit”, but only do a couple of cycle rides a year ( grade 1-2 ). As expected the less fit of us...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mariseh2018
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3 November 2017|
Response from TimberTrailDan |
Hi - yes it depends on your fitness level to make it. People have ridden the trail in one day but it is recommended to do it over two days. My recommendation would be to park your car at Bennetts Road Car Park and have one... More
Daniel C
12 November 2016|
Response from MikeD5796 | Reviewed this property |
This is a great trail. Scenic in views and best DONE in a group. Make sure you get a bit of cycling training done beforehand so you will enjoy it more as you will appreciate after day 1 your bum will be a bit sore. Just take... More
16 July 2016|
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Response from Daniel S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I forgot to add - once you are on the trail, there weren't many places (apart from the half way point at PiroPiro) to wait and get picked up. Apart from a few at the start and finish, once on the trail, you either... More