November 10, 2016
It's a magnificent forest but you'll miss the best of it if you just ride your bike. We stayed overnight in DOC's Puketi Forest Hut which you can book on-line. The mountain biking wasn't the highlight of our stay! The Pirau Ridge Road has little scenic, natural, heritage nor technical merit. It did make for a good workout.
Incidentally, the camping ground is now a popular stop-off for the long distance walkers on the Te Aroha Trail. You might see a few of them on Pirau Road too.