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Loved the ride but the constant barriers/stiles were infuriating! Spoke to one couple who had to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Great ride, disappointing "hospitality"

This from an email just received from a friend. "Yes, we enjoyed the rides, but we're very annoyed... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2018
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Bike from the beautiful Bay of Islands to the remote and picturesque Hokianga Harbour, or vice versa. Due to its sub-tropical climate, it can be ridden all year round- hence the name “winterless north”. The 87 km trail goes through diverse and...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Kaikohe, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the ride but the constant barriers/stiles were infuriating! Spoke to one couple who had to remove their pannier bags for each one.... We managed by doing the “wheelie” method but getting on and off the bike every couple of hundred meters made the ride...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chrisandbuster
Reviewed 19 December 2018

This from an email just received from a friend. "Yes, we enjoyed the rides, but we're very annoyed to find that we were not welcome at the Horeke Tavern on Friday lunch time. ( luckily we had packed some sandwiches) , We first got told,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BlackadClimber298785
Reviewed 20 November 2018

I did this trip solo and commend NZ for developing this great trail. What fun! It is not difficult and would be fine for families. However I would definitely do it starting at Bay of Islands as there is a 3.3 km downhill on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hanjude
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Parked the motorhome in the showgrounds in Kaikohe, drove to Opua with bikes on back of the car, rode back to Kaikohe, stayed the night after a wonderful soak in the local hot springs, rode to Horeke next day and shuttled bk to motorhome ......More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 182glendag
Reviewed 11 April 2018

My husband and I left our vehicle in Opua (parked on the road side at the track entrance) on the east coast and cycled over to Horeke - 87km in one day. The trail was well maintained and signposted and the ride very easy. A...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank anniebeans1956
Reviewed 8 April 2018

We were fortunate to have 2 days of fabulous weather. The trail is best (easiest) cycled from Kaikohe each direction and then getting shuttled back. If you cycle in the opposite direction you will have more up hill (and an exceptionally knarley one if you...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank mav_nz
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Wow. What an awesome day. What an amazing trail. I'm so glad we decided to do Kaikohe to Horeke because of the wind direction. A huge down hill that I would not be cycling up (mind you it's not a race and I'm not too...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank taipagirl
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