Bike Manawatu Gorge today! There are currently two fantastic mountain biking trails near Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge. For more information along with other trails in the region, visit the Manawatu Mountain Bike Club.
Te Ara o Mahurangi
The newest addition to Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge is Te Ara o Mahurangi, an exciting new downhill mountain bike trail. This trail takes riders on a fast-paced downhill ride through 2km of native bush, and is rated an intermediate trail, or level 3. Finish up with a nice coffee, tasty meal or cold drink at Bridge Café, or head off and walk some of the nearby bush walks.
This gravel-road ride affords you the rare opportunity to see both the wonders of nature, and the marvels of modern engineering. To glimpse the mighty wind turbines is an experience in itself, but to glimpse it on the back of a bicycle is one that you’ll never forget. The gargantuan blades of the windmills will seem in tandem with the wheels of your bike as you race down the magnificent dirt tracks.