Other tracks - Fishers Track & Kaiwhakauka Track

Two other tracks in the immediate area surrounding the Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail can be ridden in addition or as an alternative to the main route of the trail. 

 

Fishers Track

Distance: 23km   Time: 2 - 3 hours   Grade: 2 - 3 Easy to Intermediate

Fishers Track requires minimal fitness levels which makes it a great option for beginner mountain bike enthusiasts. Starting at National Park Village, there is a short climb, winding through stunning native bush before descending down through farmland. Advanced riders can continue from the end of Fishers Track to Whakahoro and access the Bridge to Nowhere via the Kaiwhakauka Track.
 

Kaiwhakauka Track

(alternative ride to the Bridge to Nowhere)

Distance: 41km   Time: 5 - 7 hours   Grade: 4 Advanced

 

Venture across farmland and through native bush on a road which once provided access by horse and cart to the Mangapurua  Valley and Bridge to Nowhere. The track can be very muddy after rain, and much of the track is narrow single track.  The Kaiwhakauka Track starts at the end of Oio Road, Whakahoro, which is 45km west of State Highway 4 near Owhango. The trail joins the Mangapurua Track and ends at the Bridge to Nowhere. A jet boat pick up from the Mangapurua Landing must be booked in advance.