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Ride Bikes

Packed with family friendly cycle trails, the Ruapehu region boasts easier rides for those with less experience, while still having enough undulating variation to satisfy the more adventurous in the bunch.

Jubilee walkway - Ohakune

Anchored by the Giant Carrot at the Southeastern end of Ohakune township, the 1.5km Jubilee Walkway winds its way through native bush, making an easy undulating ride. Suitable for all ages, the track follows the Mangateitei Stream through beautiful scenic reserve to finish at Burns Street at the south western end of town. You can easily link up with the southern end of the Mangawhero River Trail and add the riverside ride up to the base of the mountain road.

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Mangawhero River Trail - Ohakune
Probably the most accessible track in Ohakune, this scenic 2km riverside walk/cycleway will take you from the Junction end of Ohakune to the town proper (the trail can also be ridden in the other direction), presenting the option to link up to the Jubilee Walkway. Following the natural meander of the Mangawhero river, the well maintained track makes the most of the beautiful waterway with an easy, family friendly ride. The swing bridge over the river at the halfway point makes for a fun landmark and gives the option to cut the track shorter if those little legs are getting tired. Pushing on however can be worth it, as the southern half of the trail pops in and out of light forest to reveal picturesque picnic spots and swimming holes.

Te Pepe Bike Park and Pump track - Ohakune
Built by generous community volunteers, the Te Pepe Bike Park and Pump Track is an adrenaline filled circuit with options for beginners right through to expert riders. Featuring a series of rollers and berms, the pump track is designed to teach riders to maintain momentum on their bikes without pedalling (or to catch some air if that's your goal). Enjoyed by all ages and ability levels, the pump track is easily accessed at the end of the Mangawhero River trail, on Old Station Road, in the Junction, Ohakune.

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