Cycle Trails in Taupo

The Lake Taupo region has a huge number of trails for cyclists whether on or off the road and is one of the best ways to explore Taupo. Choose between well maintained tracks perfect for families or mountain bike trails such as the Waikato River Trails, the and the Timber Trail.

Each year many cycling events are held such as the Cycle Challenge where you or a relay team can ride 160km all the way around the lake and the Day/Night Thriller an off-road event held over 12 hours. To complement these events Taupo is extremely bike friendly with highlights being the W2K track from Whakaipo Bay to Kinloch and over 40 tracks at the Craters of the Moon. Here at Lake Taupo Holiday Resort we welcome all cyclists and aim to provide you with a safe and secure environment to bring your bike, this is why we are part of the HAPNZ Cycle Hub. Member parks must provide secure, covered cycle storage, cycle cleaning facilities, information and maps on local cycle ways and easy access to a local cycle technician.

For more information on local cycling trails go to

Maps of some of the Great Lake Taupo Bike Rides available for purchase from reception

Whether you are in Taupo for one of our numerous mountain biking events, an easy going weekend spent mountain biking with mates, or a week experiencing the best tracks Taupo has to offer, make Lake Taupo Holiday Resort your place to stay.
  • Avanti Bikes to hire
  • Hot soak pool
  • MTB maps available
Taupo offers mountain biking tracks ranging from gentle to heart pumping. Many of the tracks follow beautiful bush trails, catching glimpses of the lake, rivers and mountains. There are many biking and cycling options for all ranges of fitness, experience and budgets.

Taupo has some of the best mountain bike trails in the world. For those seeking and adrenaline rush, try a fabulous Volcanic adventure tour, Heli-Biking or the 17km downhill of Fishers Track.

Chasing adventure? Experience the 42nd Traverse – one of the most popular tracks in the North Island – or NZ’s most remote downhill mountain biking trail in the Kaimanawa Ranges. The Wairakei Forest Track System (Maps available from Reception) have grade 1 to grade 6 tracks available and the W2K track is always a good days riding.

Looking for a mountain biking tour to suit your family? As well as the Huka Falls Rotary Ride we have the guided Huka Craters Cruise available. Allow up to 3 hours and be prepared to have heaps of fun! Alternatively, the shared path along the lake front takes you from the Boat Harbour out to the Lions Walk and to Wharewaka Point.

Check out the pump track that’s been built just down the road at Spa Park!

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