2 DAY -Ultimate Coast to Coast - Standard Bike
- Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
- Location: Kaikohe, Northland
- Product code: CTC
This is the ultimate tour of the Twin Coast Cycle Trail - with Standard Bike
A total of 87 kms from the Bay of Islands in the east to the Hokianga harbour on the west coast.
Moderate fitness is needed as the section from Okaihau to Maungunu Mission is a grade 3 trail but the rest is grade 1-2
It follows both historic rail and walking pathways through the estuary, bush, towns, and rural settings and includes a boardwalk over wetlands.
Arrive in Kaikohe both mornings to start your cycle and you will be picked up each afternoon by shuttle and returned to Kaikohe - one day from the Eastern side and the other day from Western side Horeke / Mangungu
We recommend cycling the trail this way as Kaikohe, in the centre of the track, is the highest point and so the majority of your cycle is downhill
Meet at our base 39 Rankin Street Kaikohe to pick up your bike 9-10 am. Let us know on the first morning whether you will be bringing your bike back to the depot overnight or keeping it with you in a secure place.
Thurs/ Fri/ Sat & Sundays through to Sunday 23 April the Scheduled Shuttle is Opua to Kaikohe with 3.30pm pick up - your bike included. Cycle to Taumarere station - 3kms past Kawakawa and meet the train there for a 2.25pm departure - we recommend that you depart Kawakawa by 1.50pm to be sure you get to the station on time. Travel on the train with your bike about 20 mins to Ake Ake station and then cycle on 4.5 kms to Opua. Marina Cafe is your pick up point - 26 Baffin Street, Opua Marina.
If the train is not able to operate any day - your pick up will be 3pm in Kawakawa. If the train is delayed for any reason your shuttle will be aware of this.
- MEET THE TRAIN AT KAWAKAWA AT 1.50PM (COST$15 PP)
- MEET AT TAUMARERE AT 2.20 PM FOR GOLD COIN DONATION TRANSFER TO AKE AKE (LONE COW) STATION.
STANDARD SHUTTLE PICK UP WILL BE THEN BE 3.30 pm IN OPUA
The trail between Taumarere to Opua will be closed on MON/TUES/WED and 7 days from 24th April on the Eastern side pick up is at Te Hononga Centre in Kawakawa 3pm . You can cycle an extra 3kms from Kawakawa to Taumarere station and return
Scheduled daily Shuttle from Mangungu to Kaikohe, the mid point of the trail after cycling 42 km to the western end of the trail
We will pick you and your bike up at 3pm from Mangungu Mission at the end of the trail - just a little further than Horeke. Great views and nice grassy area to wait.