Palmerston North City & Manawatu

City Rides

Explore the city by bike via the three popular city rides, a great way to see some spectacular scenery away from public roads.

125x125_cycle-logo-riverpathwayManawatu River Pathway

This ride is a perfect family or beginners ride, as its all flat to mildly contoured, with some limestone sections, as well as wide cement paths. There are some awesome photo opportunities along the way, along with many side trails to explore. There are many access points to this trail, which runs for over 9kms!

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125x125_cycle-logo-riverlinkRiver link Pathway

The River link Pathway links the two riverside trails along the Mangone Stream and the Manawatu River, completing the city circuit. It trails through both residential and industrial zones, and at times, various parks and reserves. The multitude of access points allows you to complete as much or as little of the pathway as you like. The riding surface has mixture of limestone and asphalt. This predominantly flat ride stretches for nearly 8kms.


125x125_cycle-logo-longburnLongburn Shared Pathway

This fully sealed shared pathway is a great way to see Manawatu’s expansive farmland, running parallel with State Highway 56. This pathway runs between Palmerston North (access via Pioneer Highway or the River Link Pathway) and the picturesque town of Longburn. The pathway is a comfortable 3km each way.