Journey back in time, walking or riding along the historic cobblestone Coach Road through a bush corridor on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu. On this exciting adventure track you will see magnificent native Rimu trees, native falcons screaming through the air, pigeons flying between the tree tops, the curved steel lattice of the Hapuawhenua Viaduct and the old railway tunnel.
This grade 2 cycleway is appropriate for all, including family groups with young children and those a little older with limited fitness. We alternate between the northern section and the southern section of the Old Coach Road depending on clients biking ability and weather and track conditions.
Guide/s, transport between the Adrift Tongariro base and the activity, bike and helmet.
Tour starts and finishes at the Adrift Tongariro Base 53 Carroll St, National Park Village.
Summer (1 October – 30 April), Winter (1 May – 30 September).
Summer and Winter
Meet at the Adrift Tongariro Base: Pick up 9:30am
We endeavor to remove the risk of clients not having adequate clothing and equipment for the conditions. To achieve this we request clients to meet at the Adrift Tongariro base to improve both safety and service as this is outfitted with all equipment and clothing needs for the conditions of the day.
Return transfers are an additional service and cost over and above the tour booking to be added as an optional extra at booking. Please see optional extras for pricing. Return transfers require a minimum of 2 to operate.]
Summer and WinterPick up 9:00am / Return 1:30pm
Water (1-2 litres), Personal medications (e.g. Asthma Inhaler, blister protection etc), Sun hat Sunscreen, Sunglasses, backpack per person, trainers, shorts suitable for cycling, 1 warm top layer (wool, merino, thermals, fleece, soft shell etc. are good layers), change of clothes if the weather is wet.
Adrift Tongariro has available for hire personal equipment footwear and clothing to supplement that which you don’t have and need including boots, socks, thermal longs, fleece longs, waterproof pants, thermal tops, fleece tops, waterproof tops, warm gloves, warm hats, sun hats, sunglasses, backpacks, walking poles and sleeping bags and liners.