A common myth we often hear is that “you need a good summer day to explore the forest terrain and mountains in The Greater Taupo region.” While part of that is true, there’s nothing better than getting out there at the peak of winter. Winter mountain bike tours provide a profound opportunity to witness the best scenes of New Zealand at their best, and you may even have the opportunity to meet some of our native animals who normally avoid us during the summer.

Mountain bike tours are a great year-round activity in The Greater Taupō Region as trails stay dry even in the middle of winter. This is due to the free-draining pumice soil, which makes riding enjoyable in all seasons.

If you’re a keen bike enthusiast and visiting The Greater Taupō region, you’ll be in for a treat. The Greater Taupō region offers some of the world’s best mountain biking trails. And, if mountains aren’t your thing, you can ride along the pure bliss of bush tracks, rivers, and lakes, all while hearing our stunning native birdsong. There’s something for everyone.

We’ve got family-friendly tracks like the Tongariro River Trail or enduring mountain bike tours such as the Rainbow Mountain scenic reserve, which showcases an active geothermal mountain with coloured rocks and native plants native to geothermal environments.

Bike tours offer a great opportunity to discover new places, immerse yourself in nature, and witness beautiful, breathtaking landscapes. At Taupō Kayaking Adventures, we have all the equipment to get you out there exploring. Our bike hire includes a hardtail mountain bike helmet, a repair kit, and a lock should you need it. Learn more about our bike hire, tours, and transportation options here.