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The Timber Trail

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Riding the Timber Trail

Having decided to do the ride in two days, we used the Pureora Cabins as our base with a shuttle... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2013
Paul v
Tauranga, New Zealand
2 Day Timber Trail Ride

My partner and I are not regular riders and are both in our 50's so chose to do this new trail over... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2013
Louise D
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Barryville Road | Pureora Village, Pureora Forest Park 3987, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

Having decided to do the ride in two days, we used the Pureora Cabins as our base with a shuttle provided by Pa-Hareke to get us to and from our start and finish points each day. The trail from Pureora to Ongarue is in the...More

Date of experience: March 2013
8  Thank Paul v
Reviewed 1 April 2013

My partner and I are not regular riders and are both in our 50's so chose to do this new trail over 2 days. We hired bikes from thetimbertrail.com and went for their new Piropiro Camping Package. We had the most wonderful 2 days and...More

Date of experience: March 2013
13  Thank Louise D
Reviewed 24 February 2013

If you enjoy getting out on a mountain bike this track is well worth the logistical exercise. We're regular riders and did the 80km in 6 hours. For those who aren't quite so fit it'd be better to split into two days. The track itself...More

Date of experience: February 2013
13  Thank AquagirlNZ
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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