Ride along the historic Ohakune Old Coach Road at your own pace on this 4-hour unguided bike trail. This native bush corridor on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu is an exciting adventure, a journey back in time. Ride past the concrete piers for the bridge which crossed the Haeremaere Stream on the original railway alignment, the steel lattice Taonui Railway Viaduct, and enjoy expansive views across the Waimarino Plains and of the mighty Mt Ruapehu, magnificent Rimu trees and of course the Hapuawhenua Viaduct. A fantastic day ride for people of all ages and abilities.
Start your journey at base in Ohakune where you will be fitted with a helmet, bike and safety kit before being given a safety briefing and talked through the ride.You will be offered the free app to help guide you through the trip. Once you are ready, the shuttle will take you and your bike to the Horopito end of the Old Coach Road.Horopito is 150 meters higher than Ohakune so overall you have an easier ride. The ride will cover Open farmland, native bush, viaducts, train tunnels and more. As you arrive at the Ohakune end of the trail there is an optional pump track and beautiful ride down besides the Mangawhero River back to base where you will finish your ride.