E-bikes on the Twin Coast Cycle Trail.
Have you considered riding an e-bike? They are taking the world by storm. They are easy to ride and lots of fun. We can hire you an e-bike at the start of the trail in Kawakawa or the centre in Kaikohe. We also have a range of premium quality mountain bikes available for hire.
Mullarkey Bike & Shuttle have offices in Opua, Kawakawa and Kaikohe. Both Kawakawa and Kaikohe offer Mountain & E-bike hire plus shuttle services to the key pickup/drop off points along the trail (Opua, Kawakawa, Kaikohe, Okaihau, Horeke).
The trail between Opua and Kawakawa will be closed for engineering work until late 2022. Therefore, Opua will still be available as both a pickup and drop-off point but you will not be able to start or finish riding there until the trail completely reopens.
Bike hire prices start from $65 per day for a Mountain Bike and $120 per day for an E-bike.
All our bikes are 2021 models which have been serviced in our Workshop after every hire.
Depending on which direction you cycle the trail, your journey will take in the following places of interest:
Kawakawa, often referred to as the “railway town” famous for the rail line running down the middle of the main street, and home of the world famous Hundertwasser Toilets.
From Kawakawa you then head to Kaikohe passing through pine forests and farms, taking in the beautiful suspension bridge at Tuhipa.
The trail onward from Kaikohe takes you to Okaihau via the shores of Lake Omapre. Northland’s longest lake and an area of great importance in local Māori culture.
The final section of the trail from Okaihau to Horeke, sees cyclists riding through the valley alongside the Utakura River. This is arguably the most scenic part of the trail.
We operate a flexible transport and shuttle service including luggage transfer. We can transport you, your bikes/luggage, to and from any accessible point on the cycle trail.
Please call us on 0800 891340 to discuss with our team your plans for riding the trail. We are keen to help you have the best experience possible.
We also offer an emergency pick up service in the event of a breakdown.
We are based at both Kawakawa which is the new eastern start point of the trail, and Kaikohe which is the mid-point of the trail. (see our locations on Google Maps)
We have vehicles available with the ability to transport up to 17 bikes.
The trail is “one way” but it can be ridden in either direction or started at any point you choose. Based on experience most cyclists start at either Horeke or Kawakawa and stay one night in Kaikohe which is the halfway point on the trail.
Or alternatively some clients prefer to base themselves in Kaikohe and ride the trail in either direction. The advantage of this approach is that both sections are in the main downhill.
Because each journey is very individual with different start/finish points and number of riders involved we find it more accurate to quote prices individually.
See our transport options for Twin Coast Cycle Trail.