Twin Coast Cycle Trail


Enjoy a relaxing journey through some of New Zealand’s earliest settlements on the Twin Coast Cycle Rail TrailPou Herenga Tai.

WHAT WE DO FOR THE TWIN COAST CYCLE TRAIL for advance bookings:

-Mountain Bike Rental for the Twin Coast Cycle Trail
-Transport for groups on the Twin Coast Cycle Trail for our HIRE BIKES
-Transport for groups for the Twin Coast Cycle Trail for your OWN BIKE
-Luxury Multi-Day Electric Bike Tours of Northland with our amazing trail partners

Recently Completed
The full 87km Trail from Opua in the East to Horeke and the Hokianga in the West is finally completed and open for all to ride! Enjoy a 1, 2 or 3 Day Ride across the width of NZ!!

About the trail
Located in the Far North and as a great compliment to the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park, this trail is steeped in historical significance of early New Zealand settlement dating from before the land wars. As part of New Zealand’s Cycleway initiative (Nga Haerenga), it is a perfect activity option for those of any age or ability, with mostly easy flat riding through some of the best examples of rural New Zealand it is hard to find anywhere else

The Far North is where New Zealand’s founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi, was signed in 1840. It is also where you’ll find some of New Zealand’s most beautiful scenery and warmest weather. The trail is generally flat and wide with a smooth surface and only gentle climbs. It includes off-road and on-road riding.

The off-road trail is built on an old rail corridor, making it suitable for riders of all ages, abilities and fitness levels.

The Twin Coast Cycle Trail offers a unique experience for riders, traversing rural farm country and passing through a number of small towns as well as many sites of historical and cultural significance. Look out for the hand-carved pou along the route, which reflect the rich culture of this region and provide an artistic feature to this trail.

Multi Day Electric Bike Trip Options:

Cook to Kupe 5 Night Electric Bike Tour From $2599/person

This is a luxury all e-bike tour, rich in history, culture, scenery, quirky towns, interesting locals, boutique accommodation, gastronomical delights and magical experiences. You do cycle the Pou Herenga Twin Coast Cycle Trail but you go further East and West to some hidden spots and really discover Northland.  Follow the journey of Cook to Kupe on this fully inclusive tour.  Shorter and bespoke tours also available. This tour is delivered through our partner ‘Northland Experiences’.

Included in your Cook 2 Kupe Tour

  • 5 nights accommodation in a range of local lodges, taverns and hotels.
  • All rooms are twin or double ensuite rooms. Single Supplement available.
  • Fully supported tour with Tour leader escorting you with a luxury minibus.
  • All meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
  • All transfers during the tour as well as ferry fares.
  • Top quality E-bikes with gel seats or bring your own seat if you would prefer. Traditional Mountain bikes available on request.

See Full Itinerary here and email us with any further queries or information requests.

Self-Guided Trip Options:

Option 1: A Taste of the Trail $59/pp (One Day): Our most popular day trip, and you can see why. Get out on a bike and experience one of the most scenic parts of the Twin Coast Cycle Trail with Paihia Mountain Bikes. A 20km return trip, this is a fantastic and easy family friendly option for all abilities. Ride along the old train line following the Kawakawa River through train tunnels, historic stations and bridges. Enjoy a coffee, a bite to eat and see the famous Hundertwasser designed toilets in Kawakawa before returning back to Opua for your shuttle. This cycle trail is all off the main road, an easy gradient and achievable by most levels of fitness so great for all ages and abilities Trips depart our base at Waitangi Mountain Bike Park for groups. Electric Bikes available. Please get in touch to book. Minimum trip numbers apply to all bookings

Option 2: The Full Trail $220/pp (2 Days) One of our more popular options. Experience the full beauty of the Twin Coast Cycle Trail over 2 days, DOWNHILL both days!! Ride from Kaikohe to Opua (45km) on the first day, taking in the train tunnel, swing and rail bridges and historic towns. Depart again in Kaikohe for the second day, riding through 44kms of awesome scenery and backcountry to finish down in peaceful Horeke on the West Coast. This cycle trail is predominantly off the main road, an easy gradient and achievable by most levels of fitness so great for all ages and abilities Trips depart from our base at the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park with pickups at your accommodation in Paihia optional. Please get in touch to book. Minimum trip numbers apply to all bookings. Electric Bikes available. 

Option 3: The Twin Coast Epic $120/pp (1 Big Day) Go like the clappers and knock off the full 87km of the Twin Coast Cycle Trail from Horeke to Opua in one day (West to East). Riding in this direction allows for an easier overall ride. Pass by small towns along the way of Okaihau, Kaikohe and Kawakawa, and take in all of the changing scenery as you traverse the width of New Zealand. Ideal for those fit people out there. You know who you are! This 87km trail is all off the main road, a variable gradient and achievable by most regular cyclists or fit people (or keen riders on Electric Bikes!). There are a few hills, and a longer distance, so experience is necessary Trips depart from our base at the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park with pickups at your accommodation in Paihia optional. Please get in touch to book. Minimum trip numbers apply to all bookings. Electric Bikes available

Option 4: East to West Full Trail $165/pp  (2 Day) A self supported East to West Adventure on the Twin Coast Cycle Trail from Opua to Horeke. Take 2 Days to meander across the width of New Zealand exploring all the cultural and historical experiences on the way. Opua to Kaikohe is day one, taking in the train tunnel, swing and rail bridges and historic towns. Enjoy the night in your accommodation in Kaikohe, then depart again in Kaikohe for the second day, riding through 44kms of awesome scenery and backcountry to finish down in peaceful Horeke on the West Coast. This cycle trail is predominantly off the main road, an easy gradient and achievable by most levels of fitness so great for all ages and abilities. Trips depart from our base at the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park with pickups at your accommodation in Paihia optional. Please get in touch to book. Minimum trip numbers apply to all bookings. Electric Bikes available

All our trips listed above include quality front suspension mountain bike, (or why not try an upgrade to electric bikes for only $50/day– the ultimate in luxury riding),  transport for pick up and drop off, padded gel seat (to make it even more comfy), helmet, map, repair kit, pump, lock and all trail advice

For BOOKINGS:

Email us: info@paihiamountainbikes.co.nz

Call us: 0211878192

Please Contact Us for Large Group Bookings, custom and private trips available too

Great Rides App

New Zealand’s best guide and tracking app for the Great Rides. Be sure to download the Great Rides App, for a full and comprehensive guide to the trail, with history, maps, information on eateries and accommodation right on your phone

Once a trail is downloaded it can work offline:

– to track your position along the trail using your phone’s GPS
– showing key stops on the trail with photos and descriptions
– providing information about trail sections with elevation profiles
– identifying bike related services to help you along your ride
– as a guide with trail information all packaged into one app
We highly recommend this….download it below