Mix and Match from the following options

“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!

Mountain Biking - Whanganui River

Mountain to Sea

  • Full Day

Mangapurua/Bridge to Nowhere Track

  • $95 per person

Tour Description

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!

 

The Rambler - The Great Outdoors

Butt Buster

  • Full Day

Mangapurua/Bridge to Nowhere Track

  • $120 per person

Minimum numbers apply and group discounts are available

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.

The Rambler

  • Full Day

Mangapurua/Bridge to Nowhere Track

  • $145 per person

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 an Overnight Stay
Please choose from the following Accommodation Options

After riding the Mangapurua Track you and your bikes will be jet boated down to Bridge to Nowhere Lodge or Campground. This is the only accommodation of its kind inside the Whanganui National Park.

The Works

$160/per person
Fully Catered in the Lodge
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Backpacker

$55/per person
Self Catering in the Lodge
Bring your own food and bedding

Cabin

$30/per person
Camp in Campground
Bring your own food and bedding
Bring your own Camping Gear

Tent Site

$15/per person
Camp in Campground
Bring your own food and bedding
Bring your own Tent & Camping Gear

The next morning you can choose to jet boat back to Pipiriki or paddle down the river in a canoe. The later takes about 3 – 4 hours from the Lodge depending on how you decide to pace your journey and is classed as easy. Which ever option you choose your bikes are jet boated out.

Optional Extras

Canoeing Section 1

Mangapurua Landing to Lodge

$30 per adult $20 under 15/perperson
Self guided can be added to any overnight stay
9km - 2 hours paddling

Canoeing Section 2

Lodge to Pipiriki

$50 per adult $30 under 15/perperson
Self guided can be added to any overnight stay
21km - 4 hours paddling

Optional Extras

Over night gear transfer from Raetihi Holiday Park up to Lodge
$ 15pp up 8 people
$ 10 pp (8 + people)

Picnic for 4 hour canoeing
$ 15 per person

Here are some Overnight Package Examples - Or you can create your own...

Mountain Biking the Bridge to Nowhere
  • 2 Days

Butt Buster - The Works

  • $280 per adult
    $200 per child

(Children 15 and under)

As recommended by the Kennet Brothers
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

  • 2 Days

Mountains to Sea Backpacker & Canoe

  • $200 per adult
    $180 per child

(Children 15 and under)

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

Mountain Biking the Bridge to Nowhere
  • 2 Days

The Rambler Great Outdoors + Canoe

  • $210 per adult
    $190 per child

(Children 15 and under)

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.
35km ride