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Mar 24, 2014
Posted by: glenn

Biking Holidays in Rotorua


Rotorua boasts over 130km of purpose built biking trails only five minutes’ drive from its city center! Our biking trails are perfect for any thrill seeking enthusiast. From full on overnight adventures to leisurely trail bike rides for something a little milder that the kids can enjoy too. 



Rotorua is one of our country’s most visited places and is known for being a hot spot for its geothermal activity, beautiful views and our fantastic biking holidays. So, if you’re wondering what to do in Rotorua during your stay, consider our mountain biking holiday adventures! They rival almost any other mountain biking trails anywhere on the planet!

 

Rotorua boasts over 130km of purpose built biking trails only five minutes’ drive from its city center! Our biking trails are perfect for any thrill seeking enthusiast. From full on overnight adventures to leisurely trail bike rides for something a little milder that the kids can enjoy too.

 

Whakrewarewa Forest – Known to locals as “The Redwoods” Whakrewarewa Forest is extremely well known for its diverse playground of 60 mountain biking and walking trails and is located only five minutes south of downtown Rotorua. Experience the stunning views of Rotorua’s Lake and the towering Mt. Tarawera. See your friendly hosts Toni and Glenn for more information about guided tours of all of our biking holiday hot spots and the trails.

 

Tuhoto Ariki - If your ideal biking holiday contains max amounts of adventure and adrenaline, the Tuhoto Ariki mountain biking trail is a must! This trail begins at the peak point of the Whakrewarewa Forest, its beautiful native surroundings gives this mountain biking trail its unique flavour! The Tuhoto Ariki trail is named after the famous Tuhourangi tohunga who predicted the historic Mt. Tarawera eruption and survived it.

 

Hot X Buns Trail – Hot X Buns is defiantly a trail that is as tasty as it sounds! This trail is ideal for overlooking its scenic surroundings. A few tricky and tight turns, but nothing will stop your from riding this winning track all year round!

 

Pondy New Trail – Over 50 mountain bikers’ world-wide rate this biking holiday as the best is in forest! This grade 2/3 track is built to handle all weather conditions and highlights some of the best design planning in the Whakrewarewa Forest.

 

Puarenga Trail – This grade 1 beauty is the perfect spot to admire and overlook the Whakrewarewa Forests natural beauty and stop for a bite to eat. This tranquil biking holiday trail is the perfect for a family outing or end to a day on the more experienced trail rides.


Experience Rotorua’s beauty at its finest during your stay with us at Palmcourt Motor Inn. Take a ride through our native forests, first World Heritage site and national parks.


Our North Island is recognized worldwide for its natural beauty, forests lakes, beaches and volcanoes attracting millions of people every year. While Rotorua has always been well known for its thermal activity and Maori culture, in recent times it had developed an amazing adventure industry to rival any! But most importantly, Rotorua is now recognized as one of the world’s best biking holiday destinations.

 


Did you know?

• Whakarewarewa Forest on the outskirts of Rotorua contains one of the oldest mountain bike trails in the country?!

• Red Bull rates Rotorua's trails as being in the top eight mountain biking trails in the world.

• The Whakarewarewa Forest contains a magnificent network of over 60 different trails! From mild to wild, we have it all!

• For more biking holiday ideas and hot spots check out some of the online maps that are available.

 

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