Tairawhiti / Gisborne
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- Grade: range of easy-moderate riding.
- Mander Road and Whataupoko mountain bike parks.
- Distance: range of rides 5-60km.
To add to your Motu Trails / Rere Falls Trail experience, the Tairawhiti Gisborne area has a good mix of easy and more challenging rides. This page describes several options.
Tairawhiti/Gisborne coast is spectacular. Start on Riverside walkway, which takes you to the ocean. Carry on round to Salisbury road, onto cycle/walk way then Centennial Marine Drive, which becomes gravel and takes you all the way to the mouth of the Waipaoa river.
Matokitoki loop is a diverse and pretty mix, with sealed roads, a solid gravel road climb and a short, steep descent on a farm track.
Lavenham Loop is a flat ride on sealed roads. If you're visiting Gisborne, it's a convenient option for a spin. Note there is a short section riding on SH2.
Whataupoko Park and Mander Road MTB Park offer riding for a range of mountain bike levels. Check here for more.
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