This is a perfect trip anytime, especially magical in Autumn and Winter, to be enjoyed in brilliant and changeable weather with amazing scenery.
This package is ideal for the E-bikers, it excludes the Mangapurua Track Section which is closed from May - November.
Ohakune Mountain Road Freewheel down Mt Ruapehu on one of New Zealand’s most spectacular roads. This exhilarating 1000m descent is a fantastic way to kick start your Mountains to Sea Adventure. Take in the weird and wonderful landscape of world Heritage listed Tongariro National Park.
Ohakune Old Coach Road Revealed along the way are many surprising and memorable sights – from abandoned railway tunnels and grand viaducts to old bush camps and remnants of the original cobblestone road.
Pipiriki Raetihi Road This is an easy 27 km ride mostly downhill on a sealed road, picturesque and peaceful, hear the birds whistling as you approach Pipiriki situated on the Whanganui River.
Whanganui River Road Following the Whanganui River as it flows towards the sea, this peaceful road blends sublime scenery with a series of delightful heritage sites, both Māori and European. Starting at Pīpīriki – gateway to Whanganui National Park – this long but leisurely ride undulates through small settlements perched high above the Te Awa Tupua (power of the sacred river). A beautiful Marae, notable Church and convent, charming old flour mill, and other special sights tell their stories.
Upokongaro to the Tasman Sea A fitting finale to the Mountains to Sea. The trail winds beside the lower reaches of the Whanganui River and through the artful city of Whanganui before reaching the Tasman Sea. From Upokongaro village this flat, easy trail follows the river to Whanganui’s city limits where it continues on cycle paths, suburban streets, and pretty riverside boardwalk through the centre brimming with galleries, street art, cafes and more.
The final stretch heads through salt-tinged backstreets on its way to North Mole - Castlecliff – a moody, driftwood-strewn beach where this epic journey ends.