E8 Top 5 Trails

We love exploring New Zealand the eco-adventurer way! On our Sinch E-Bikes!

We've created a list of the top 5 trails around New Zealand for you.

1. Hauraki Rail Trail

We love this one because it's handy to Auckland which makes it perfect for a day trip! It's just over an hour south of Auckland, near the small town of Thames on the way to the Coromandel. From there, you can access the stunning Hauraki Rail Trail.

The traditional route takes you from Thames to Waihi, however, there are now five different sections to the trail covering 173km. The path takes you through the stunning Karagahake Gorge, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular sights and is well worth spending a few days exploring.and is well worth spending a few days exploring.

Have you seen our video from our day out?

Hauraki Rail Trail

2. The Redwoods

Travelling further down the North Island to Rotorua, you'll discover this next epic trail! This trail is specifically great for our friends who love downhill mountain biking, but there are tracks for all levels of rider from beginners to families to experts.

There are 130kms of trails for your biking pleasure here!and is well worth spending a few days exploring.

The Redwoods

3. Old Coach Road

Take a step back in time and explore some of New Zealand's oldest railways on this short 15km family-friendly ride near Ohakune.

It offers a fantastic family bike ride through some spectacular scenery, and link trails to the Hapuawhenua and Taonui viaducts, with interactive signboards along the trail giving you insight into era and hardships of the times.and is well worth spending a few days exploring.

Old Coach Road

4. The Queen Charlotte Track

Making our way down to the top of the South Island now, we have the magnificent Queen Charlotte sounds.

This is a hugely popular walking trail that has been converted to a dual use biking trail as well! Everyone wins! During the busy Summer months, one part of the trail is closed to cyclists, but during the rest of the year, the whole trail is open to everyone to be enjoyed!

This is a more challenging bike trail covering 70km split into three sections, so perfect for a Sinch e-bike!

The Queen Charlotte Track

5. Central Otago Rail Trail

For our final biking destination, we have chosen the legendary Central Otago rail trail, which is explored annually by many different cyclists of various experience levels!

Covering 152kms from start to finish, the trail follows the former route of the Otago Central Railway. It was New Zealand’s first off-road cycleway and walking trail and continues to go from strength to strength. The compacted gravel pathway makes for super-easy cycling and there are no real steep hills on the trail making it ideal for beginners and recreational cyclists.

Central Otago Rail Trail

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