Mount Curl Ride

Gravel and Sealed

This trail has a steep climb worthy of the Tour de France, but the reward is more than worth it, with unparalleled views.

About

Distance: 34km
Elevation: 34m - 429m
Time: 2 - 3 hours
Grade: Advanced

This trail has a steep climb worthy of the Tour de France, but the reward is more than worth it, with unparalleled views across to Mt Ruapehu, Mt Taranaki, out to Kapiti Island and coast and across the Ruahine Ranges. The trail begins at Hunterville which is a good place for accommodation and supplies. A long undulating downhill (gravel in places) follows to Marton, the capital of the Rangitikei District. Marton has ample accommodation, refreshments, supplies and two bike shops.

NOTE: For those wishing to avoid the challenge of Mount Curl there is an alternative route via Leedstown Road.

 

Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

For more information visit Adventure Smart