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      Mountain biking route ideas in Rotorua

      Route ideas



      Need some inspiration for your E-bike ride? or wanting to know all the options?

      View our route suggestions below


      The Electric Bike Rotorua routes are loaded on Trail Forks, a real-time map on your phone


      Routes starting from our Whaka location next to The Living Māori Village on Tryon Street. 



      * Important note: All routes are for E-bike rentals from Electric Bike Rotorua only, as entry through The Living Māori Village is required. 

      • Easy/ beginner
      • Intermediate

      Whaka E-bike Trail


      < 1 hour | Easy 

      Explore the exclusive Whaka geothermal trails in The Living Māori Village and Thermal Reserve. Find yourself face-to-face with Nature, Hot Spring Lakes, Mud Pools, Geysers and native manuka bushlands.

      Picnic Hamper's available, pre-order here

      Continue your E-Bike experience through to the world-famous Redwood Forest, just a 5–minute ride away.

      Suitable rental E-bikes

      Whaka lower lookout


      9,5km | 1 - 2 hours | Easy 


      Follow Te Ara Ahi through Hemo Gorge towards Waipa Carpark.
      From here follow the the Forest Loop towards Whaka Lower lookout, enjoy this
      beautiful lookout over the volcanic parks Te Puia and The Living Māori Village.
      Continue your way back by following the Forest Loop until Nursery Rd.
      Follow the trail back to the The Living Māori Village and our rental site.

      View this route on Trail Forks here


      Suitable rental E-bikes

      Mokopuna, Sulphur Point & Lake Front

      17,3 km | 1 - 2.5 hours | Easy 



      Explore the geothermal trail in The Living Māori Village and 
      continue your E-Bike ride
      towards the Mokopuna Trail in the Redwoods forest, then ride towards more geothermal wonders before opening up to expose the magnificent views over Lake Rotorua and the township

      View this route on Trail Forks here


      Suitable rental E-bikes

      Forest loop

      40 km | 3 - 5 hours | Easy single track


      Looking for an easy day ride? Then the Forest Loop is a good option.

      This loop is a link of different grade 2 trails and offers beautiful views of Lake Rotorua, Blue and Green Lake.

      There are a few nice coffee- and food stops along the way. 

      With our E-bikes the forest loop is suitable from beginners to riders that simply want to enjoy the beauty of Rotorua’s Forest. 

      View this route on Trail Forks here


      Suitable rental E-bikes

      Forest loop return via Te Poaka

      21 km | 2 - 3.5 hours | Grade 2/3


      Start your ride with the Forest Loop as a warming-up. 
      When you are on the other side of the forest, follow the gentle climb Apumoanu up to the top of Indirect Road.

      Continue your ride on the Grade 3's Te Poaka and Be Rude Not To.
      Here you have the option to extend your ride or return back to our rental site

      View this route on Trail Forks here


      Suitable rental E-bikes

      Forest loop return via Taura

      41 km | 3 - 5 hours | Grade 2/3


      The forest loop via Taura is a great alternative for those that want to finish the ride through the forest and ride more trails.

      The Forest Loop is a link of different grade 2 trails and offers beautiful views of Lake Rotorua, Blue and Green Lake.
      There are a few nice coffee- and food stops along the way. 

      Instead of following the Te Ara Ahi Trail along the highway, this route sends you back through the forest over the grade 3 Taura.

      View this route on Trail Forks here


      Suitable rental E-bikes

      Te ara ahi

      48 km | *4 - 7+ hours | Easy - Intermediate


      View more information on this route here


      Te Ara Ahi is a leisurely journey through Rotorua’s volcanic wonderland of steaming vents, bubbling mud pools and spectacular geysers.
      Stretching between Rotorua and the Waikite Valley, this cycle trail links five significant geothermal parks – Whakarewarewa, Te Puia, Waimangu, Wai-O-Tapu and Waikite Valley Thermal Springs – each with its own unique natural wonders.

      *The trail is 48km one way, divided into two sections, best ridden as a two-day adventure, but can be ridden partially.
       check out the nzcycletrail website for more info

      Suitable rental E-bikes

      • Easy/ beginner
      • Intermediate

      Whaka E-bike Trail


      < 1 hour | Easy 

      Explore the exclusive Whaka geothermal trails in The Living Māori Village and Thermal Reserve. Find yourself face-to-face with Nature, Hot Spring Lakes, Mud Pools, Geysers and native manuka bushlands.

      Picnic Hamper's available, pre-order here

      Continue your E-Bike experience through to the world-famous Redwood Forest, just a 5–minute ride away.

      Suitable rental E-bikes

      Whaka lower lookout


      9,5km | 1 - 2 hours | Easy 



      Follow Te Ara Ahi through Hemo Gorge towards Waipa Carpark.
      From here follow the the Forest Loop towards Whaka Lower lookout, enjoy this
      beautiful lookout over the volcanic parks Te Puia and The Living Māori Village.
      Continue your way back by following the Forest Loop until Nursery Rd.
      Follow the trail back to the The Living Māori Village and our rental side.

      View this route on Trail Forks here


      Suitable rental E-bikes

      Mokopuna, Sulphur Point & Lake Front

      17,3 km | 1 - 2,5 hours | Easy 



      Explore the geothermal trail in The Living Māori Village and 
      continue your E-Bike ride
      towards the Mokopuna Trail in the Redwoods forest, then ride towards more geothermal wonders before opening up to expose the magnificent views over Lake Rotorua and the township

      View this route on Trail Forks here


      Suitable rental E-bikes

      Forest loop

      40 km | 3 - 5 hours | Easy single track


      Looking for an easy day ride? Then the Forest Loop is a good option.

      This loop is a link of different grade 2 trails and offers beautiful views of Lake Rotorua, Blue and Green Lake.

      There are a few nice coffee- and food stops along the way. 

      With our E-bikes the forest loop is suitable from beginners to riders that simply want to enjoy the beauty of Rotorua’s Forest. 

      View this route on Trail Forks here


      Suitable rental E-bikes

      Forest loop return via Te Poaka

      21 km | 2 - 3,5 hours | Grade 2/3


      Start your ride with the Forest Loop as a warming-up. 
      When you are on the other side of the forest, follow the gentle climb Apumoanu up to the top of Indirect Road.

      Continue your ride on the Grade 3's Te Poaka and Be Rude Not To.
      Here you have the option to extend your ride or return back to our rental side

      View this route on Trail Forks here


      Suitable rental E-bikes

      Forest loop return via Taura

      40 km | 3 - 5 hours | Grade 2/3


      The forest loop via Taura is a great alternative for those that want to finish the ride through the forest and ride more trails.

      The Forest Loop is a link of different grade 2 trails and offers beautiful views of Lake Rotorua, Blue and Green Lake.
      There are a few nice coffee- and food stops along the way. 

      Instead of following the Te Ara Ahi Trail along the highway, this route sends you back through the forest over the grade 3 Taura.

      View this route on Trail Forks here


      Suitable rental E-bikes

      Download the Trail Forks App on your phone 

      & follow our pre-loaded routes


      Navigating through the forest has never been this easy.

      With our pre-loaded routes on Trail Forks you can easily follow the route through the forest by using your GPS location. 


      Click on 'view Trail Forks Route' at your favourite trail above.

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