Clevedon has a variety of opportunities for cyclists from private bike parks, to public trails and wide open country roads.
Fourforty Mountain Bike Park
For Auckland’s best gravity mountain biking head to Fourforty, a purpose built bike park located just 25mins from Clevedon Village, near Ōrere Point. Utilising 440m of vertical elevation, the park features jumps, flow, tech and beginner’s trails. Accessed via shuttles (or an uphill trail for dedicated riders), the base area also includes a full retail shop, bike rental, food & drink, workshop and asphalt pump track.
The Hūnua Traverse is a 44km on-road ride between Clevedon Village and Kaiaua on the Seabird Coast. The majority (30km) of the traverse follows Watercare’s service roads within the Hūnua Ranges Regional Park. With some steep gradients, sharp corners and big hill climbs, the Traverse provides a fantastic gravel riding experience. With camping options along the route, it’s also an excellent option for bikepackers travelling between Auckland and Waikato.
Opening hours and access points will vary, check the website for more information. www.hunuatraverse.co.nz
Mountain Biking in our Regional Parks
Hūnua Ranges Regional Park
At Hūnua Ranges Regional Park you can start at the Moumoukai Bike Skills Area then set off south to explore single tracks that zig-zag across the Valley Loop. Keep your eyes peeled for some great shady picnic spots and swimming holes in the river. For a real challenge, head north up Waterline Road to the aptly named Mangatāwhiri Challenge Track.
Other Regional Parks
At Waitawa Regional Park the trails have been designed with families in mind. Pack your togs for a beach swim afterwards at Mātaitai Bay. At Whakakaiwhara/Duder Regional Park you can take on the 4km Farm Loop, drinking in some of the region’s best coastal views. Time your ride with high tide and enjoy a post-ride swim at Umupuia Beach.
Pohutakawa Coast Bike Club (PCBC)
Our neighbours on the Pōhutukawa Coast know how to ride. The Maraetai and Whitford forests offer a mix of flow and technical trails across open and native bush. You need to become a member of the PCBC or have a day pass to mountain bike (or run or walk) in this forest, with money collected going back into track building and maintenance.
From the 8km village loop for beginners (village to Monument Road, Tourist Road, McNicol Road and back to the village), to the 110km Tour de Ranges loop for experts, the Wairoa Valley offers a variety of on-road cycling experiences and is a popular destination for group rides and school team trainings.