Mountains to Sea Cycleway - NGA ARA TUHONO RUAPEHU
New Zealand Cycleway trail network
Distance: 317kms (approx.)
Time: 4-5 days
Start Point: Turoa ski field car park on day one
The ultimate cycling experience in the region is the Mountains to Sea cycleway that begins high on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu and finishes at the coast in Whanganui. Part of the National Cycle Trail, this route includes the Ohakune Mountain Road, Ohakune Old Coach Road and the Bridge to Nowhere trail amongst others.
Guided tours are available taking 4-5 days to complete the full route and staying in local accommodation along the way. Most include a Whanganui River jet boat experience as part of the package with some offering an optional canoe journey to give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the spirit of the sacred river.
If you are serious about your cycling then this is a must!