Mt Ruapehu, the North Island’s highest mountain, signals the start of the Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail through Tongariro and Whanganui national parks to the Tasman Sea. Photo: Tourism New Zealand


Ruapehu’s Mountains to Sea bike adventure is a 210km journey filled with a bookload of photographic opportunities.

Starting at the base of one of New Zealands most active volcanoes the trail takes riders through some of the country’s most beautiful scenic reserves and contains some unusual surprises along the way.

Some of these include include an old cobbled road, massive viaducts, and of course, New Zealand’s infamouse Bridge to Nowhere.

This bike trail is rich in both cultural and natural heritage. It takes riders through the Tongariro and Whanganui national parks as it runs across the volcanic plateau down to the Tasman Sea at Whanganui.

Other activities available in this area include kayaking and jet boat riding down the Whanganui River.

Each segment of this ride is distinct and quite remarkable, but combined they create an unforgettable epic.

Ohakune’s Mountain and Old Coach Roads are an awesome day option for intermediate riders, while toughies should hone in on Fisher’s Track, a legendary downhill, or the Mangapurua, a serious mission through spectacular wilds.

You will be amazed.

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