“If you only have the chance to do one adventure ride this year, this is the North Island’s best. There are several ways to tackle this ride. We really enjoyed the full round trip.”
Simon, Jonathan and Paul Kennett
Part of what is the Mountain to Sea cycle-way trail this track is a fantastic one or two day trip..
Depending on fitness levels and group size, this track takes between 5 and 7 hours to cycle.
We’ve got a range of options available including transport and accommodation to assist in organising your trip. With accommodation bases in both Raetihi (Raetihi Holiday Park 0800 40 88 88) and at the river end of the bike trail,
(Bridge to Nowhere Lodge 0800 480 308) and a jet boat transfer service we are able to look after all your transport and accommodation requirements.
Trips arranged through us depart from our base at the Raetihi Holiday Park on SH4 top of the Parapara Scenic Highway.
At the start of the ride you will be given a tour map indicating approximate times, places of interest and historic sites to see. Later that day at a pre determined time, Bridge to Nowhere Tours will meet you at the Mangapurua Landing and transport both you and your bikes back to Pipiriki or the lodge if you wish to stay the night. Our jet boats have been specially modified to carry your bikes safely!
Have a great day riding the Mangapurua Track. At a pre determined time we will pick you and your bike up at the Mangapurua Landing and jet boat you down river to Pipiriki. You can then carry on to your next destination!
Leave your vehicle safely parked at the Raetihi Holiday Park. Ride from there 40km through back country roads down the Ruatiti to the start of the Mangapurua Track. At the end of the track meet the Bridge to Nowhere yellow jet boat at the Mangapurua Landing and we will jet boat you and your bike down river to Pipiriki. Our shuttle van will then take you back to your vehicle at the Raetihi Holiday Park. You will be riding 75 km with this option.
Leave your car safely parked at the Raetihi Holiday Park and along with your bike, catch our shuttle bus down the Ruatiti Valley to the start of the Mangapurua Track.
At the end of your ride meet our big yellow jet boat at the Mangapurua Landing and we will jet you and your bike back down river to Pipiriki. From Pipiriki you will then transported back to your car at the Raetihi Holiday Park.. You will be riding 35 km with this option
For a great ride then magical overnight stay mix and match from the options below!
Choose from one of the above DAY TRIP transport and shuttle options.
Fully catered in Lodge includes bed, dinner and breakfast
Self catering in Lodge you bring your own food and bedding
Cabin in Camp ground bring own food, bedding and camping gear
Bring your own tents, bedding, food and camping gear
21km – 4 hours paddling
We have put together a few overnight biking packages to give you some ideas!
(recommended by the Kennet Bros)
Leave you vehicle at the Raetihi Holiday Park enjoy your day riding the Mangapurua Track.
Your overnight bag will be transfer from Raetihi to BTN Lodge. Jet boat pick up at the Mangapurua Landing and transfer down to Lodge
Bridge to Nowhere Lodge accommodation including dinner and breakfast ( twin share)
Jet boat transfer from Lodge to Pipiriki
Shuttle bus from Pipiriki back to your vehicle in Raetihi 75km ride
Meet us at the Mangapurua Landing for the jet boat transfer to BTN Lodge
Enjoy a hot shower and make yourself at home at the Lodge bring own food and bedding
Next morning canoe/kayak the 30 km – 4 hours to Pipiriki
Your bike and gear will come down in the jet boat.
Once back in Pipiriki carry on to your next destination.
75km + ride
Leave you vehicle safely parked at the Raetihi Holiday Park for the night.
Also drop off overnight gear to the office to be transferred up the river to BTN campground.
Catch the shuttle van down the Ruatiti to the start of track. Have fun riding the track.
Meet us at the Mangapurua Landing and enjoy your 20 minute jet boat ride to BTN campground
Collect your overnight gear and set up camp. Cook your meal in the Great Outdoors
Next morning give us your gear and along with your bike we will take them to Pipiriki by jet boat.
You can paddle the 21km to Pipiriki. You then meet the shuttle van and back to your vehicle in Raetihi.
Minimum numbers apply and group discounts available
Free day parking is available at our base
Secure overnight parking $10
Please take all valuables with you.