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“Beautiful morning on the Taste of the Trail tour!”

Paihia Mountain Bike Rentals and Shuttles
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US$82.09*
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2-Day Full Twin Coast Cycle Trail Bike Experience
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Paihia Mountain Bike Rentals services both the WAITANGI MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK and the TWIN COAST CYCLE RAIL TRAIL with Brand New, High Quality Full Suspension Mountain Bikes and Shuttle Services. Regular trips leaving daily Our bikes are perfect for both experienced and beginner riders, and we can set you up on the bike, give you a map, helmet, mtb park entry (if needed), transport and heaps of local knowledge and trail advice. All sorted :) Waitangi Mountain Bike Park: A professionally built, world class mountain bike park, with over 40km of singletrack trails to suit all abilities from Beginner (Grade 2) to Expert (Grade 5) and loads of trails in between. A good place to explore as an adventure with the family, as a group of mates or for the adrenalin junkies and mtb addicts who want to experience some of the best trails in New Zealand. A full-suspension bike is a must in this park, you might end up with a bit of a sore bum if you ride anything else! Twin Coast Cycle Trail: The Twin Coast Cycle Trail is one of New Zealand's Great Rides, and a perfect option for those new to biking, or wanting to see a few more sights, history and get a glimpse of New Zealand rural towns and backcountry. Our Cycle Trail extends from Opua (6km south of Paihia) to Horeke on the west coast to complete an 85km trail following the old railway corridors. The Trail is all about grade 2 level so is definitely rideable by beginner, family and older riders. Paihia MTB Rentals can arrange transport for you and your bike to the start and end of the trail too. Our high spec full-suspension bikes (and Gel Seats) are very welcome ride on the trail as the rear suspension soaks up every little bump and makes for a very relaxing and comfortable ride, you'll never want to go back to another bike again ;). A very scenic day (or 2 or 3) out on the trail, one of the Must Do's while in Northland. We can offer transport with our specialized bike trailer to any points along the trail What we do: -Mountain Bike Rental for the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park -Mountain Bike Rental for the Twin Coast Cycle Trail -Transport/Shuttles for the Twin Coast Cycle Trail and Waitangi MTB Park for our HIRE BIKES -Transport/Shuttles for the Twin Coast Cycle Trail and Waitangi MTB Park for your OWN BIKE -Cycling Holiday Planning -Maps and MTB Park Donation, Day and Annual Pass Collection -Trail Advice and Local Riding Information Feel free to get in touch for group discounts, multi-day hires, and any other questions. We can always arrange mountain biking holidays and packages including accommodation for the MTB Park and/or the Rail Trail. Why not stay in Paihia over the weekend and let us help you experience the full Rail Trail over a few days. Check out all our package options at our website.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I rented bikes for the Taste of the Trail ride back in early March and we had the best morning! Each of the employees we interacted with at the shop were incredibly friendly, welcoming, and helpful. They helped us get geared up, carted us a few miles down the road to the trailhead, and left us with instructions to be back for pickup in about 4 hours. The ride is self-guided and manageable for even the most novice of riders - a mostly flat, well-maintained, and low trafficked trail. Kawakawa is the adorable destination town of the ride and if you time it right, you'll have about an hour to grab a bite and do some exploring before beginning your ride back. We were lucky enough to be there on a Friday when the old steam engine was running, which was so cool. Overall such a positive & laid-back experience renting through Paihia Mountain Bikes - would do it again in a heartbeat!

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Jonny M, Owner at Paihia Mountain Bike Rentals and Shuttles, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there Brittany. Wow, thanks for the terrific review- can't say how much we appreciate it. There isnt too much more to add to this trip, but this pretty much sums up our Taste of the Trail trip for all the readers. Flat, Easy, Scenic and enjoyable half day activity with options to stop for lunch as well. As mentioned, if you are lucky to catch the train running right through the middle of town, then that is a big highlight too, you can even put your bikes on the train and catch it part-way along the route! Hope the rest of your travels went well. Cheers, Jonny

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent friendly service, very efficient , bikes were easy to use and well looked after. Great scenic ride, I look forward to doing more rides like this! highly recommend

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Jonny M, Owner at Paihia Mountain Bike Rentals and Shuttles, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there Ana and William. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review guys, really appreciate it. Glad you found the bikes easy to use and well maintained too, we do try to ensure that all the bikes are in great working condition for you :). Taking your own car to Opua to ride from Opua to Kawakawa and return on the very flat and scenic section of the Twin Coast Cycle Trail is a great idea if you can. See you up here again next time for the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park- you will be all over it! Cheers, Jonny

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very impressed with Paihia Mountain Bikes. Bikes were pretty good and well maintained. Good value and the bike park routes were well explained. Would definitely recommend.

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Jonny M, Owner at Paihia Mountain Bike Rentals and Shuttles, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Gday there Nick, thanks for the review mate, really appreciate it. I'm glad you got part of the day free to head out and explore the World Class trail network in the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park we are lucky to have up here. The over 50km of tracks in the forest are easy to navigate once you have a map and a bit of an explanation about them...and there are more and more being built all the time! Hope that bike of yours is now all fixed back down in Christchurch. Have a great one and see you up here again next time. Cheers, Jonny

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used Paihia Mountain Bikes to support our Twin Coast Cycle Trail 2 day trip. We hired bikes and were picked up and dropped off from our accommodation both days. Jonny and his team are extremely accommodating, friendly, reliiable and knowledgeable. We thoroughly recommend.

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Jonny M, Owner at Paihia Mountain Bike Rentals and Shuttles, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Diana, I appreciate you taking the time to leave such a positive review, means a lot :). I'm glad that everyone in the group had an awesome time out on the 2 Day Full Twin Coast Cycle Trail ride, it was such good weather for it. We take pride in our service and bike quality so am glad you were satisfied with it. Cheers, Jonny

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Johnny runs a great service - all the bikes were in good condition and well tuned, and everything happened when he said it would. We really enjoyed cycling the coast to coast starting at Kaikohe each day to Opua and then to Horeke. Great job and recommended.

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Jonny M, Owner at Paihia Mountain Bike Rentals and Shuttles, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there Neil, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. It was very enjoyable taking your group of 10 over Easter weekend out on our popular 2 Day Full Trail experience, from Kaikohe to Opua the first day (all downhill), and Kaikohe to Horeke on the second day (all downhill again!), but being based in Paihia with a huge number of accommodation options and eateries as well. I'm glad you all enjoyed it, it was absolutely stunning weather the whole weekend! See you up here again soon for the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park! Cheers, Jonny

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