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Experience

From an easy oceanfront cruise to a multi-day coast-to-coast adventure, the Motu Trails trio are a series of uniquely wild rides that have something for everyone. Take on just one trail, or combine all three to create an unforgettable 90km loop. No matter which journey you choose, escape the daily ritual to a place steeped in history and natural beauty - where you can ride, walk, run and be set free.

Pakihi Track

  • Distance 20kms
  • Time 3-6 hrs
  • GradeAdvanced
The Pakihi Track is downhill magic – it sweeps through a historic stock route in the magnificent Urutawa Forest, a journey surrounded by fern-filled forest and alongside pristine river pools. The advanced grade is in place because the track is narrow in places, with drop-offs to the side. The track also gets rockfalls and windfalls on a regular basis. No matter your ability, you need to ride the Pakihi with real care. For riding, the track is one-way only, from Motu Road.
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Dive into the diverse range of tracks and discover how to explore them by bike or on foot. Download or request a physical copy of our handy maps and guides to help plan and pack for your adventure, and keep up to date with the latest trail conditions and closures before you hit the pedals.

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  • Department of Conservation
  • Tairawhiti Gisborne
  • Opotiki Coast
  • The New Zealand Cycle Trail
  • Whakatohea