Mountain Biking, Bay of Islands

Paihia TOP 10 Holiday Park is on the doorstep of two outstanding Bay of Islands mountain bike facilities. The Waitangi Mountain Bike Park (WMBP) in the Waitangi Endowment Forest and the twin coast cycle way are located in one of the most beautiful places in the world, the Bay of Islands.

This is just three hours north of Auckland, but now there is also a mountain bike park and cycle trail. The WMBP provides the perfect introduction to mountain biking with lots of easy, scenic trails that you can take at your own pace. It offers 10 trails of varying difficulty with great flow and features, from introductory downhill riding, jump trails, cross country and beginner trails.

There are plenty of fast, flowing berms, rollers and jumps. Grade 2 and 3 runs are so well built; they’re still fun for more advanced riders. The family friendly grades with most of the trails built grade 2 (easy) and 3 (intermediate), with one grade 4 (advanced).

The downhill trails milk the most out of the vertical elevation available providing a lot of fun for a small amount of climbing.

With over 30km complete and a further 50km of trails to be developed in the next few years the WMBP is an exciting new facility for the region.

The Twin coast Cycle way is now open from coast to coast, all up there are five zones these have been developed with plenty more trail development planned in the years to come. The initial trail design and development has focused on the length of cycle trail is 87km mostly following a combination of disused rail corridor, road reserve and private property from Opua on the east to the Hokianga Harbour on the west coast. The trail is generally flat and easy to ride. It is not a mountain bike trail but a smooth surface cycle trail. The route includes gentle climbs with wide paths allowing cyclists to travel side-by-side for most of the journey. These sections are all grade 1-2, meaning they are suitable for all riding abilities, including beginners and families.

Mountain Bike Rental

At Paihia TOP 10  we have quality range of Giant bikes and accessories.
Our Bikes include helmet and map of twin coast cycle way.
Transport can be arranged to the start, finish and various points in- between.
These bikes are not for use in the mountain bike park a range of full suspension bike will be available later in the year.

Options:

  • Mens: Small, Medium and Large
  • Womens: Small and Medium
  • Tag a long
  • Trailer
  • Baby seat
  • Tow bar carriers

Pricing

Bikes Standard $59 per day
Bikes Full suspension $79 per day

Shuttle can depart 3 times a day

See pricing table in images section

(Shuttle start date to be confirmed)