Taranaki Trails

Taranaki rated in top 25 bike rides.

Posted on 13 October 2020

Taranaki Maunga road bike ride rated as one of the top 25 best bike rides in the world.

Outside Magazine has rated the road bike ride around the Taranaki Maunga as one of the best rides in the world right now. It shares the honor with epic rides like the Tour of Flanders, Whistler’s A-line trail and the Barry-Roubaix. 

The magazine writes, 

“New Zealand is worth visiting for way more than its road riding, but you might as well get in some exercise while you’re enjoying perhaps the friendliest country on earth (at least judging by the Kiwi skiers we’ve known). This ride circumnavigates an active 8,000-foot stratovolcano on the North Island. The route can be tackled solo anytime during the southern summer, but if you want to immerse yourself in local culture while clocking some serious miles, sign on for the Taranaki Cycle Challenge, which happens again in January. More than 1,000 cyclists participate, and if you’re a total hard-ass, you can loop it twice, as 11 people did last year.”

Read the full article here.