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Motu Trail Ride

 

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You are not booked on a trip until you have done all of the following :

1. Contacted the leader and received his / her OK to join the trip

2. Booked in online using the below booking form. Any questions, contact our bookings person on bookings@aucktramping.org.nz

3. Paid the trip fee into the ATC bank account 02-0100-0024675-000 quoting your name, the trip number and "Weekend"

When booking a trip for multiple people, please read this additional guide

Friday 05 April 2019

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Two days mountain biking the popular Motu Trails.

Friday travel by private/shared car to Opotiki 340km, 5hr travel time via Matamata and Tauranga.

Option 1

Friday and Saturday Accommodation: Motu Trail Backbackers $35pp / night

Saturday: Matawai to Opotiki including the Pakihi Track Grade 4, has some steep drop offs.

Shuttle $50 to Matawai (1hr), cycle 75 km (33 km on the road 300m climb, 21 km Pakahi Track mostly downhill, 23km Otara Rd), 800m descent. 6 to 8 hrs.

Optional shuttle drop off points, Park Boundary $65, cycle 53 km (9 km on the road, 100m climb, 21 km Pakahi Track, 23 km Otara Rd), shorter ride.

Sunday: Dunes Trail 20 km, travel home, swim at Ohope.

Option 2

Motu Trails loop 91km over two days, 

Friday Accommodation: TBA

Saturday 40km uphill ride on Motu Rd (Dunes Trail 10 km, 24 km to Toatoa 400m climb)

Saturday Accommodation: In a farm stay, midway.

Sunday down the Pakihi Track (12km uphill 250m climb, 21 km Pakahi Track, 23 km Otara Rd to Opotiki).

Option 3

Friday Accommodation: Backpacker Opotiki

Saturday: Shuttle to Matawai, Ride the Motu Rd to Toatoa farmstay  44km

Saturday Accommodation: Overnight at Toa Toa farmstay (working farm with Dinner Bed breakfast) 1 Double room, 2 rooms with 4 bunks .

Sunday: Complete Motu road and Dune trails 31Km.

 

Leader:    Murray Gifford phone 021 774290 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call to book a spot, indicate an option preference and whether you could provide transport, or need to hire a bike.

Bookings close on 1 March 2019.

Bikes can be hired from $65/day.

See the Motu Trails website for further information.