Join Track & Trail’s Waikato weekend trip and get out in the fresh air. We spend the first day on the Te Awa River Ride and the Hamilton Gardens, overnight at Podium Lodge in Cambridge, start the second day at Wairere Falls then onto whatever section/s you choose of the Hauraki Rail Trail. Trip numbers are small – less than 12 riders. The grade is an easy 1-2. There are loads of points of interest and hot pools along the route… so sign up now.
At a Glance…
Price: NZD $475 inc GST. Add $240 inc GST for 2 days if e-bike hire is required.
Time commitment: 2 days
Dates: Wed 25 Oct to Thur 26 Oct 2023. Book now
SuperGold Card discount of 12.5% applies to mid-week trip.
Accommodation style: studio accommodation with bike lockup.
Who is it for: grade 1 & 2 cyclists, capable of riding 35-45 kms on well-formed and dedicated cycle paths
Shuttle Pickup: Podium Lodge, Cambridge.
Total kilometres: it’s over to you… anywhere from 35-65 kms, see map below
Most suitable bike: this ride will suit almost all bike styles except road bikes
BYOB or Hire: BYO bike or hire a Sinch e-bike from Track n Trail.
This Te Awa River Ride–Hauraki Rail Trail trip starts in Cambridge on a Saturday morning and ends in the same place Sunday early evening. It is all grade 1 to 2 riding. Track & Trail shuttles you between trails and points of interest, provides accommodation, mechanical support, first aid if needed and most meals. See the daily breakdown below.
What Track & Trail provides…
- shuttle service. The van will be near the riders at all times.
- hotel accommodation (twin share basis)
- 2 morning teas, 1 lunch, 1 dinner and 1 breakfast. Riding snacks.
- suncream and first aid
- basic bike mechanical
- optional extra: e-bike
Route Map – showing both trails, points of interest and accommodation
Bikes & Safety
Are you BYO you own bike? Hardtail mountain bikes, e-bike or gravel bikes are all good for this trip. Road bikes not so much. You are responsible for the fitness and security of your bike. Please get it serviced before you join the trip. There will not be service options over the weekend. The bikes will be secured overnight. Your bike should be able to carry 1 litre of water, your rain jacket, snacks, phone, spare inner tube and multitool.
Track & Trail has a fleet of NZ-designed Sinch e-bikes available for hire in small, medium and large frame sizes. The cost is $110 incl GST per day to hire an e-bike for the weekend. If we do not have your size we will hire it for you. Contact Peter if you plan on hiring any type of bike. Read the Bike Hire Agreement.
Though much of the riding is on dedicated paths, some sections are shared with pedestrians and at times you will have to cross main roads. Care is required by you in both cases.
The surface of cycle paths also varies considerably and can include gravel, debris/overhang from vegetation or uneven concrete surfaces.
NZD $475 inc GST plus bike hire of $240 inc GST for 2 days if required.
The tour price does NOT include:
- getting to the start
- optional activities
- personal equipment
- bike repairs
- alcoholic drinks & café stops
- emergencies. Ambulance