|Distance||Approx 56kms return loop.|
|Difficulty||Minimum of intermediate riding ability and average level of fitness required. Ideal for those that have some experience riding off road with confidence. Not suitable for children under 16 years old.|
|Time||Allow a full day. Departs from 105 Wharf Road, Coromandel at 8.30 a.m. Please be on site at 8.15 a.m. for pre-day briefing.|
|Surface||Bush, forestry and farm tracks, one way with return trip via a tarsealed road. Can experience some muddy patches and slippery inclines where bike portage is required. Three to four steeper hills to conquer but the electric bike takes care of these with ease.|
|Map||View the map|
Tour Details: Climb with ebike ease from Coromandel Town to Tokatea at 413m above sea level. Ride the ridgeline of the Coromandel Ranges through a remote bush track, pine forest and exclusive farmland. Pass through White Star Station, well known for its bush lodges, hereford cattle, manuka honey and pony trekking. Collect your thoughts at the Mahamudra Centre, a Tibetan Buddhist Retreat with its not to be missed Stupa at the gateway entrance. Drop-in visitors are welcome to see their beautiful Buddhist artwork, have a cup of tea or coffee, browse through the shop, or relax in the gardens.
Your Colville destination features a very iconic store and a couple of very cool cafes. Local Art Studios add their individual flavours to your day. Explore the inner harbour heading past what was the old Tokatea Hotel now re-sited on Wharf Road. Further along was the old Colville butchery/bakery from 1875 now beautifully restored. Stop off at the end of Wharf Road and imagine what was once a busy wharf dating back to the late 1890’s.
The return trip to Coromandel Town, at your leisure, is via the quiet Colville Road passing through some beautiful, tranquil seaside locations.
Cost: $110 per person for the day trip - Minimum two people - Includes Quality European electric mountainbike. We will also provide gate keys, map, helmet, bike lock, hi visibility vest and roomy pannier bag.
We want you to have an enjoyable day. Consider taking the follow with you:
Please book under the option - Colville Full Day Tour - The Big Day Out