Length: 27 mi (43.5 km)
Elevation: +1,862/2 ft
Total: 5 riders
Mountain Biking Pakihi Track
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#243 of 415 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#802 in the world
This is the most challenging of the Motu Trails and it's isolated and rugged - a one day wilderness adventure. Twenty three kilometers of the trail is singletrack. It crosses 24 bridges and one of them is a 30 metre long swingbridge. The last 21 kms take you along roads to Opotiki on the coast.
The trail is an alternative to the Motu Road Trail or can be combined with it to form a loop.
Before you go
- Drinking water
- No E-bikes permitted
- No Fat biking allowed in winter
- No Fee required
- No Lift service
- No Night riding allowed
- No Pump track
Turn off the Opotiki-Gisborne highway at Matawai and go down the Motu Road for 17km to the roadend. Most people arrange a shuttle from Opotiki.
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