Known as one of the best adventure mountain bike rides in the North Island, the 42 Traverse is a 46km multi-use track that travels through the Tongariro Forest Conservation Area.

This ride will take you through sub-alpine terrain and is known for its variation and long downhills. You will ride through sections of gravel, rock, dirt, streams, uphills and downhills. All the while, travelling through the stunning and varied Tongariro forest. 
On multiple occasions, you will come to spectacular lookouts over the volcanic plateau, with direct view of Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu.

There is an overall 520m of elevation loss throughout this ride, but there are also some challenging climbs to keep you on your toes and appreciate the little boost of e-bikes! 

This is certainly an adventure of a lifetime through a beautiful part of the world. Chances are, you won’t see anyone else on the trail as well!

Rating: Intermediate – Advanced

Distance: 45 km

Time: Allow 4 to 8 hours

42 Traverse Guided E-Bike Ride – Overview



Departure Times:

8am Daily

Departure Points:

The Rafting Centre, 95 Atirau Rd, Turangi

What you need to bring:

Shorts, Polypro, Windbreaker, Sandshoes, Camera, Water Bottle, Lunch and Snacks.

  • E-Bike
  • Helmets
  • Transport
  • Guide
  • Lunch, snacks and tea/coffee on the ride
Call to book: 0800 10 10 24

How the day will work:

We will meet you at our base at 9am in Turangi and fit you out with a bike and helmet.

From there, we will load up the van and start the ~45 minute drive to the start of our adventure. 

The ride starts with a start with a gentle uphill to get the blood flowing, and then you are in the thick of it with challenging uphills and exhilarating downhills. 
Just before our halfway point at a beautiful stream crossing, we will break for lunch with pre-made salad sandwiches, snacks and a stove for a necessary caffeine/hot chocolate fix! 

We will then finish our ride and be greeted our shuttle driver to take us back home (possibly with a pit-stop in National Park for celebratory hot chips…).


As we only run this trip on request, if you have any special requirements or logistics, simply ask us and we will do our very best to accommodate you! 

Graphic from DOC