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  1. Visit Ruapehu
  2. Things to see and do
  3. Winter in Ruapehu
  4. Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

From alpine peaks, to sparse volcanic desert, through lush bush and into lowland river valleys, the Ruapehu region has some of the most spectacularly diverse winter mountain biking in the world.

With the mountains as your backdrop, enjoy bluebird days and spectacular scenery of the region as you wind through a classic middle north island canopy.

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Crank things up for adventure on the forest valley trails, testing your tread with thick mountain mud. With an environment encompassing two protected national parks, the sense of clarity, enhanced by rejuvenating alpine air, will melt away even the thickest of city stresses.

From the Timber Trail in the North, to the Ohakune Old Coach Road in the South, plus many other local tracks for all abilities, Ruapehu has a strong mountain biking offering during winter, follow up your day on the trail by enjoying cold beverage and sharing a fabulous meal with friends and family. 

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    Shuttles & Bike Hire

    Talk to one of our local experts and sort your bike and transfer to and from the tracks

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    Where to Stay

    Wake up in the peaceful surroundings of a National Park. Check out the range of accommodation available in the region

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    Getting Here & Around

    As the halfway point between New Zealand's two largest cities, you can drive inland from almost anywhere in the North island and you’ll end up in Ruapehu.

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