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We did this over 2 days , we started in Paihia and rode 5 km to the beginning of the trail up some big hills . The actual trail starts in Opua which is a lovely spot by the sea. We could have got a...More
We have had a great weekend cycling the twin coast cycle trail with some friends. We stayed in Paihia and Ray from Top Trails helped with transport. We used our own bikes and took the easier option of starting from Kaikohe each day as it...More
With a group of friends we tackled the 2 day cycle across to top of the North Island. We chose Opua to Horeke which proved to be the better way and not quite so hilly. You will need a certain fitness level and a good...More
Amazing! Would highly recommend to everyone. To make it easier we cycled Okaihu to Opua on day one and then Okaihu to Horeke day two. All down hill. Kawakawa train was a fab experience for the children.
Our children were aged between 5 and 12....More
We are two 60+ couples who cycle infrequently, although we have done the Otago rail trail and a number of trails around Auckland.
We had a wond+erful time and would recommend the experience to anyone of moderate cycling ability
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We are not fit or overly active and haven't been on a bike in years, over weight and in our 50's. So don't let that put you off going on this trip.
We had the best time, yes, it was challenging on the first day...More
Best way to do this ride is Opua to Horeke, unless you want a 1.5 km steep incline up a ravine! Cycled 45 kms from Opua to Kaikohe first day which is a gradual climb. Kaikohe to Horeke on the 2nd day, about 40 kms...More
Great trail to investigate. We started in Kaikohe and headed to Opua. Pleasant ride - no difficult stages. Finished with a well earned beer at Opua Marina Cafe.
Stayed over night at Kaikohe Mid North Hotel which was well priced, clean but dated. Dinner at...More
We had a great day and enjoyed our ride from Opua to Kawakawa and back. Good value for money; picked up from and dropped off back at motel; modern well maintained bike, good geometry and bum-friendly. The track takes you though lush rather than dramatic...More
We met Robin and Snow Harrison working on their farm. Thank you for sharing your stunning piece of NZ with us and supporting fully this cycleway concept. Visionary people. 36 of us rode over two days staying in local accommodation and spending locally. Learnt a...More
Yes it would be ok but you would have to be careful on the downhill which is a series of switchbacks. The track is wide enough.
The only other area to watch is you need to use the road before the boardwalk into Horeke
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There are steep hills making it tricky underfoot in the gravel surface. Personally I would not take an 8 year old with a bike. As a walk alone without bikes maybe. The other areas of the track are far more suitable. Hope... More
There are steep hills making it tricky underfoot in the gravel surface. Personally I would not take an 8 year old with a bike. As a walk alone without bikes maybe. The other areas of the track are far more suitable. Hope this helps.