Mountains to Sea - Nga Ara Tuhono | Classic
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.)
Riding the classic trail from Ohakune to the Tasman Sea – taking in both Tongariro and Whanganui National Parks – is typically ridden in 4–6 days, but fit riders can complete it in 2–3.
|Ohakune Mountain Road||17kms||Classic downhill road ride from Turoa to Ohakune|
|Ohakune Old Coach Road||15kms||Original coach route from Ohakune to Horopito|
|Ruatiti Valley||45kms||Stunning rural gravel ride|
|Mangapurua||36kms||Adventure through the valley of broken dreams to the Bridge to Nowhere|
|River Journey||32kms||Discover Te Awa Tupua in all her majesty by jetboat or canoe|
|Whanganui River Road||67kms||Discover the valley and its unique history|
|Upokongaro - Tasman Sea||19kms||Experience the artisan spirit of Whanganui with its cafes and craft|