Palmerston North City & Manawatu

Tracks & Trails

Mountain Biking and off road trails abound in Palmerston North and Manawatu, from adrenaline pumping treks across mountain ranges, action packed downhill hurtles to gentle inner-city jaunts and family fun rides alongside rivers, you’ll find it all here. Discover hidden dams, magic picnic spots and stunning scenery at every turn, all while exploring the region by one of the best ways possible, a bike!

 

Route Map – Tracks & Trails

Turitea LoopTe Ara o Mahurangi 

The newest addition to Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge is Te Aro o Mahurangi, an exciting new downhill mountain bike trail. Come discover the fast-paced downhill ride through 2km of ancient native bush.    More info…

 

Arapuke Forest ParkTuritea Loop

A network of mountain bike trails that start from the car park at the very end of Kahuterawa Road. The trails are reasonably technical and require a good level of fitness to be able to cope with the many obstacles presented. More info…

  

Turitea LoopTakapari Road

This popular Mountain Bike and 4WD Road offers an awesome and challenging way to access the top of the Ruahine Forest Park. Takapari Road gives access to the Ruahine Forest Park from the Pohangina Valley East Rd. More info…

Turitea LoopFoxton to Foxton Beach

A great option for the family. Unload your bikes in Foxton and take a leisurely on the designated path to the beach! Spend the day at the beach and check out the yummy options to fill your belly. More info…

MTuritea Loopanawatu River Pathway

Take a leisurely ride along the Manawatu River and experience the ever-changing views that it offers. This ride is a perfect family or beginners ride, as it is all flat to mildly contoured, with predominately sealed paths. More info…

 

GrTuritea Loopeens Road Loop

This is a fun loop ride with stunning scenery throughout. Mainly through Manawatu rural country, this ride is a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, without having to go too far. More Info…

 

Turitea LoopWindfarm Ride

A must do for keen mountain bikers visiting the region. Be sure to have your camera with you as the views are nothing short of spectacular. This ride is suitable mainly for the more active, experienced riders. More info…