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MOUNTAIN BIKING

Mountain to Sea - Mangapurua Track

Mangapurua/Bridge to Nowhere Track

“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!

DAY TRIPS

Mountain Biking - Whanganui River

Mountain to Sea - Mangapurua Track
$95 per person

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!

 

Mountain Biking the Bridge to Nowhere

Butt Buster - Mangapurua Track
$ 120 per person

Minimum numbers apply and group discounts 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.

Mountain Biking the Bridge to Nowhere

The Rambler - Mangapurua Track
$ 145 per person

Minimum numbers apply and group discounts available

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

OVERNIGHT
MOUNTAIN BIKE
TRIPS

For a great ride then magical overnight stay mix and match from the options below!
Choose from one of the DAY TRIP transport and shuttle options.

Mountain Biking the Bridge to Nowhere

Accommodation Options (Twin Share)

The Works
$ 160 per person

Fully catered in Lodge includes bed, dinner and breakfast

Backpacker
$ 55 per person

Self catering in Lodge you bring your own food and bedding

Back to Nature
$ 30 per person

Cabin in Camp ground bring own food, bedding and camping gear

Great Outdoors
Tent $ 15 per person
Bedding and Towel Hire $8 per bed

Bring your own tents, bedding, food and camping gear

Canoeing

Self guided can be added to any overnight stay

Section 1 Mangapurua Landing to Lodge
$ 30 adult $ 20 under 15

Section 2 Lodge to Pipiriki
$ 50 adult $ 30 under 15

21km – 4 hours paddling

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

Mangapurua Trail
2-day packages

We have put together a few overnight biking packages to give you some ideas!

Mountain Biking the Bridge to Nowhere

Accommodation Options (Twin Share)

Butt Buster - The Works
$ 290 per adult
$ 210 per child (15 and under)

(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

Mountains to Sea - Backpacker + Canoe
$ 200 per adult
$ 180 per child (15 years 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

Rambler - Great Outdoors + Canoe
$ 220 per adult
$ 200 per child (15 years 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

Minimum numbers apply and group discounts available

Mountain Biking map

How to get to us

Parking

Free day parking is available at our base
Secure overnight parking $10
Please take all valuables with you.

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