You can choose to ride the entire length of the district over several days, staying in accommodation ranging from boutique farmstays and B&B's to backpackers and camping grounds, or arrive in town and ride a loop trail, bringing you back to base. Rangitikei's friendly towns provide cyclists with all their equipment and refreshment needs.
Download the Rangitikei Cycle Trails Map here or pick up a copy from any Information Centre when you arrive. Click the links below for Trail descriptions and individual maps.
Come and take on the challenges of the Rangitikei Cycle Trails, you won't be disappointed!
The start of this ride is also part of the Manawatu Cycleway on The Country Road. The views are spectacular, and there are plenty of good spots to stop off at along the way to soak in the vistas. More info….
The rolling hills and spectacular views on this ride make for a challenging yet rewarding ride. You will also get a mix of gravel and sealed roads, as well as some exhilarating downhill sections. More info….
This trail has a steep climb worthy of the Tour de France, but the reward is more than worth it, with some amazing views across to Mt Ruapehu, Mt Taranaki, out to Kapiti Island and across the Ruahine Ranges.
The hills are left behind on this route, which takes you along vast Rangitikei plains out to the sea. More info….
This 136km ride takes cyclists from Taihape, the northern gateway to the Rangitikei District, across the Gentle Annie to Fernhill in the Hawke’s Bay. A remote, multi-day ride that traverses picturesque high country sheep stations, untouched rugged river valleys and boutique vineyards between the Central North Island and the East Coast. These two regions are worlds apart in their natural heritage and landscapes, offering a challenging but exhilarating ride that is not for the faint hearted.
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