Starting on the volcanic slopes of Mt Ruapehu, this is an epic adventure ride through two national parks, rolling hill country and remote river gorges. It reaches a fitting finale at the deep, blue Tasman Sea.
Combine six of the Mountains to Sea - Nga Ara Tuhono (connected pathways), to form a continuous 199km route, with the exception of an unrideable stretch of the Whanganui River. This gap is bridged by a 32km scenic jet boat ride between the Mangapurua Track and Pīpīriki, the northern end of the Whanganui River Road. (The distance including the jet boat trip is 231km.)