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42 Traverse

With a reputation as one of New Zealand's best adventure rides, the 46 kilometre 42 Traverse is a must do for experienced riders.

Distance: 46kms
Grade: 3-4
Average Time: 4-6 hours
Start: Kapoors Road off SH47
Finish: Owhango

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Boasting a number of challenging sections to test both fitness and skill, this grade three to four track is one of the iconic mountain bike rides in New Zealand. It is renowned for its spectacular views of the Tongariro National Park as well as its long and rutted downhills.

The track surfaces are often rutted with gravel and mud, stream crossings and uphills.  The spectacular scenery will distract you from the uphill sections, as you travel through the magnificent vistas beside three volcanoes and unspoilt bush. If you're riding the 42 Traverse between 1 December to 30 April then beware that 4WD vehicle access is open each summer and you may encounter vehicles.

Check out more detail at ridenz.

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