Tales from the Trail
Discover the Great Rides App
West Coast, best coast

The West Coast is a great destination for active cycling or mountain biking breaks, with accessible riding trails and tracks near most towns. You’re guaranteed a bike ride to remember, with beautiful landscapes found around each bend.

A seemingly endless network of forest trails, abandoned railways, and backcountry routes usher riders through an array of stunning backdrops. Cyclists can make interesting detours to enjoy walking, arts, culture, local hospitality and attractions.

Find us on the Great Rides App

If you’re looking for your next adventure, it’s time to discover the Great Rides APP. The Kawatiri Coastal Trail is now listed as a Bonus Trail, with an introduction to the 55km Grade 2 Trail, and details for riding the Pūwaha section.

Gary Patterson visited the Trail to ride and collect the GPS data, taking photos along the way. With 1,500 pages of content stacked with elevation profiles, trail descriptions, trail providers and maps including offline tracking, the app is a must have for riders.

Download for FREE

It’s utukore (free) to download from Google Play or the App Store, and can work offline to track you via mobile GPS. If you enjoy walking there’s also a Great Hikes App which has all the New Zealand Great Walks in full rich detail. Ka mau te pai!

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