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Cruise out of Opotiki along the scenic State Highway 35 for 13km before turning right at Waiaua Bridge onto the Motu Road, turn right onto Gaskill road to reach our starting point.
Virgin territory a mixture of farmland, forestry and native bush
Travel up through farmland for a few kilometres, and from here it’s a nice little grind uphill for approx 5km then the Greenhorns and the Gnarly Old Hands go their own separate ways
GREENHORNS 20km Trail: Trail on up the Mangakakaho Forestry Road before turning sharp right down King Road. Pick your path following Mangakirikiri down stream or take Valley Station road.
Or take the long way home……
GNARLY OLD HANDS 40 km: Advanced ride For the Gnarly Old Hands your climb has just begun…carry on up the Mangakakaho Forestry Road and head out towards the back of Blue Mountains towards Pakihi. Pick your path following Mangakirikiri down stream or take Valley Station.
Also available will be a pee-wee track and novice loop
Food available for sale - Speciality 'Man Burgers'
Make a weekend of it, camp over night the evening before at Tirohanga Beach Motor Camp, Opotiki