Burn rubber in one of the world's best tracks
Hit the exact trails that the pros ride on
Combine amazing tracks with intriguing history
It's an awesome reality to ride the NZ singletracks
Sharpen your MTB skills and have a great time
Max out your senses with serene lake views, powerful waterfalls, sweet birdsong and wild bush views.
Make new friends who share the same two-wheeled passion
High on adrenaline that is
Spend your days frolicking in the sun with your bike
Fire through the forest chasing the wind
Enjoy the variety of terrain on the tour

North Island Trail Hunter MTB

Duration
7 days
Site savings
$45
From
$1,335 USD

Ride amongst some of the finest mountain biking New Zealand has to offer. From the white-knuckle downhills of Rotorua and perfectly flowing single-track of Taupō, to the most scenic of backcountry epics near Ohakune, this tour will leave you breathless in more ways than one!

  • Category
    Adventurous
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    7 days
  • Culture Level
    Familiar
  • Skill Level
    4 - Advanced
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    4 - Challenging
  • Terrain
    Flow Trail
  • Distance
    126.8 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    21.1 miles
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5.0
Awesome
from 5 reviews
Accommodation
5.0
Bikes
5.0
Communication
5.0
Meals
5.0
Route
5.0
Scenery
5.0
Service
5.0
Value
5.0
Overall Rating:

Great fun for riders and non-riders

Owen Dunne
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

James & Morgan were our guides & led our 7day MTB tour on the Nth Island of NZ, and everything was smooth, easy and fun. The group we were part of were friendly and everyone was relaxed (they all loved the riding too). The trails were awesome and one of the best bits for me was that my wife (who couldn't ride as she's was 5 months pregnant) was able to go bushwalking most days and so also really enjoyed herself too. Great Work Guys. They are Awesome!!

Pros & Cons
  • Everything was smooth, easy and fun
  • Trails were awesome
  • Wife who couldn't ride due to being pregnant went bush walking most days and enjoyed herself
Overall Rating:

Better than expected and awesome guides

Ben Matthews
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

A little delayed, but I did the North Island MTB tour in May and it was an absolute hoot! Jase and Grant were our guides and provided a super relaxed environment from the get go. They turned it from being a tour to riding with a group of mates for 7 days instead. Safety was always paramount but never restricting us from shredding some awesome trails and features. They offered a locals insight into the trails and the areas we covered as well with a few secret hot springs thrown in.
Both Grant and Jase offered much more to the trip culturally than I was expecting which was a huge bonus. That combined with our Hangi meal/experience in Rotorua really added another level to the trip.
Accomodation was better than I was expecting for dorm share. Breakfast each day was a treat and the local recommendations for dinner were top notch!
The bus was surprisingly comfortable and included reclining seats. Storage at the back of the van took all the bags and bike boxes/bags. They also had a tool kit to take care of most issues you may have with your bike. The bike trailer is easy to load on and off but I would recommend you add another layer to the upright it's tied to. While it's wrapped in rubber and nice and cushy, we had a pretty wet trip so the rub of the dirt against the upright left an impressionable mark. They do supply pieces of padding for this purpose so use it.
A few of us had some issues with our bikes so Jase and Grant were rad at finding us the best bike stores for spares etc. One dude kept blowing his rear wheel out and Grant took us to Wheelworks in Wellington. This was a highlight of the trip to see the dark art of wheel building at next level precision.
Huge thanks to Jase, Grant and for such a rad week. Absolute legends!

Pros & Cons
  • Awesome trails
  • Local's insight into the trails
  • Few secret hot springs thrown in
  • Hangi meal/experience
  • Comfortable van
Overall Rating:

Lots of trails

Billy Luu
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

Did the 7-day North Island mountain bike tour with Jase and had a great time. So many trails to ride, and managed to squeeze in a couple more rides not listed on the itinerary. The night ride was a highlight! There was always a good selection available for breakfast - which meant all i had to do was wake up and get ready to ride. Great service and communication from Holly before the tour, and then from Jase during the tour. Only wished I had the time to do the full 16-day tour. Thanks for the MTB tips, Jase.

Pros & Cons
  • Night ride
  • Good selection available for breakfast
  • Great service and communication before and during the tour
Overall Rating:

Best 7 days

Scott Cunnington
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

Mountain bike tour north island. Best 7 days you can have on a MTB. Johnny the tour guide is the best guide ever created.

Pros & Cons
  • Best guide
Overall Rating:

Fantastic trip, highly recommend these guys

Shayne Preer
(Review obtained from Other)

We can highly recommend these guys,  they looked after us fantastically.   The two Guides, Morgan and Damien were a wealth of information for anyone that needed something sorted. 

Food was plenty, I came home 3 kg heavier. Accommodation was excellent for backpacker lodgings, some of the best I’ve spent time in. Good beds and a good shower, very good kitchen facilities what more could you ask for.

We added into our itinerary, a Helicopter drop off and pick up on one of the days into the middle of the bush.  Awesome and some of it pretty tough, also to be recommended.  

Pros & Cons
  • Great Trails
  • The 2 guides Morgan and Damien were a wealth of information
  • Food was plenty
  • Accommodation was excellent for backpacker lodgings, some of the best I've spent time in