Trip centered around the Thermal By Bike Trail which runs from Rotorua, through the Waimungu Valley Rd, around Rainbow Mountain to Waiotapu and then down the Waikite Valley to Lake Ohakuri.
We would leave Auckland early on Friday morning, with the following options in mind.
- Waipa Mill Rd to Waimungu Valley Rd return. (approx.. 28km) This is a largely concrete path which runs slightly uphill, allowing for a good cruise back.
- Waipa Mill Rd to Rotorua, returning via the Redwoods.
There are other options available, the trail runs through Waimungu Valley Rd, crosses SH38 and offers a mountain bike trail through to Waiotapu. The trail through the Waikite Valley follows the roadway.
Accommodation-: Could you let us know by March 31st if you intend coming along, as we will book accommodation at this time. This will possibly be cabin-type accommodation, or whatever you wish.