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Old Coach Road Self-Guided Bike Tour from Ohakune

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    What to Expect
    Make your own way to the starting point in downtown Ohakune to get outfitted with the provided helmet, bike and safety kit. The staff provides a safety briefing, ride orientation, and assistance with the optional free app that you can load on your own device.

    When ready, board the shuttle that transports you and your bike to the Horopito end of Old Coach Road. By starting in Horopito, you begin almost 500 feet (150 meters) higher than Ohakune, which means that you can enjoy an easier bike ride overall that is mostly downhill.

    Old Coach Road hugs the slopes of Mount Ruapehu, and offers varied scenery, including open farmland, native bush, train tunnels, and viaducts. Check out the steel lattice of the Taonui Railway Viaduct, and the concrete piers for the bridge over Haeremaere Stream. Take in views of the Waimarino Plains, rimu trees (endemic to New Zealand), and the historic Hapuawhenua Viaduct.

    Learn about the history of the Ohakune Coach Road and the railway construction from informative panels that are displayed along the route.

    Near the end of the trail around Ohakune, you have the option to go along a pump track for a beautiful ride along the Mangawhero River. Your 4-hour ride ends when you return to your starting point in Ohakune.
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    Departure Point
    On the Corner of Ayr and Mangawhero Streets in downtown Ohakune
    Duration
    4h
    Inclusions
    • All equipment including Bicycle and helmet
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Unguided Bike tour
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    • n/a
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
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    Went to Ohakune to ride the old coach road, reading about it I got the impression you needed to be dropped in Horopito in order to get back down, on arriving I went to enquire at the bike shop, they didn’t have a shuttle going for a while and the girl there said since I had an
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    From Ohkaune there is a 3 km uphill grind over cobble stones, the original surface of the Old coach Road. Therefore it is rough going and we were very glad of our battery assistance. Great track although very narrow and need to take it easy in some parts. Wonderful scenery
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    Family cycled from Horopito to Ohakune - two adults, two boys (9 & 12) I was a bit nervous - I know some of the track is narrow and tight, some of the surface is rough and downhills steep .. ..but no problems at all - three hours with lots of stops. A few grizzles on the ups,
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    I biked a section of the Old Coach Road this week and although I enjoyed the experience, I do have two significant reservations: (1) there does need to be more information regarding the appropriate bike for this trail. I rode it from the Ohakune end, on my Trek Conduit e-bike.
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    This was our first time doing the Old Coach Rd bike trail, & in summary it wasn't easy, but it was worth it! We went as a family group, aged 9-60years & we all got to the end relatively unscathed! Although they estimate it takes 2-3hrs to complete & we took 3.5 :) I would
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    Andy L
    Singapore, Singapore
    15584
    Liberating
    Enjoyed a Fun 2 hour bike trail. Old CoachRoad highlight would be Hapuawhenua viaduct (new and old). Take more
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    507RachelL
    Wellington, New Zealand
    52
    Really wonderful bike ride!
    I'm by no means a mountain-biker and by alternating walking the bike and peddling I was able to get through this
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    MarianeWray
    Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
    129
    Highly recommended.
    Always a great day, whatever part of the track you do. Cycling, running or walking, it's an easy yet challenging
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    EMTBenthusiast
    10
    Fantastic ride up and down
    Went to Ohakune to ride the old coach road, reading about it I got the impression you needed to be dropped in
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    wilsonnm17
    Nha Trang, Vietnam
    287
    TCB mountain biking
    What a great place to ride, the old coach road is good for all levels and will give you a great insight into the
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    226paulan
    302
    Awesome day out!!
    What an amazing day we had with our group of 7 - ranging in age from 17-50 with varying fitness levels. We hired
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    J H
    Auckland, New Zealand
    194
    Giving It A Go
    When i first learnt about the existent of this ride while visiting Ohakune a year ago, i put it on my bucket list
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    cruznjones
    Queenstown, New Zealand
    407
    Ebikes from Ohakune to Horopito
    From Ohkaune there is a 3 km uphill grind over cobble stones, the original surface of the Old coach Road.
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    marknwendyhenwood
    132
    Fun
    Great fun ride. Some technical parts but easy enough. Took 2 hours one way back to Ohakune. 3 adults n 1 teenager
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    Gmoney484
    Auckland, New Zealand
    15333
    Cycling the Old Coach Rd this time
    Family cycled from Horopito to Ohakune - two adults, two boys (9 & 12) I was a bit nervous - I know some of the
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    Geoff L
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    246
    Would have welcomed more guidance
    I biked a section of the Old Coach Road this week and although I enjoyed the experience, I do have two significant
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    latte-lover
    Ohakune, New Zealand
    7417
    Fantastic on foot or by bike
    So handy for Ohakune, and if you hire bikes in town they'll drop you off at the Horopito end of the track. Our
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    15averilh
    Tauranga, New Zealand
    4422
    Challenging but rewarding!
    This was our first time doing the Old Coach Rd bike trail, & in summary it wasn't easy, but it was worth it! We
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    AuroraAlaska
    Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
    191232
    Cycling the Old Coach Road!!
    We rented nice bikes from the Ohakune Mountain Bike Station and they shuttled us and the bikes to the trailhead.
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    roamingmrmrs
    Ontario, Canada
    247
    Wish we had bikes
    Going to old coach road was a last minute new years day decision. Unfortunately we did not have bikes but still
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