The coastal Bay of Plenty has the potential to offer some of the most exciting cycling opportunities in New Zealand.
Our temperate climate and coastal scenery is hard to beat for year-round cycling activities. Tauranga is a vibrant place, with beautiful beaches and loads of other attractions within easy commute of the city.
As things stand, one can ride from Bethlehem to Rotorua, including a side-trip to Maketu. Sometime soon, the trail will extend to Omokoroa. There are also short sections of trail in the Katikati and Athenree areas. Ultimately the trail will be an extension of the Hauraki Rail Trail, providing cyclists with a beautiful scenic alternative to get to Rotorua, and beyond.