Huka Falls River trail loop E bike private tour
Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
Product code: HFEbike
Starting at our shop 1 hour prior to the Aritiatia dam release (9 11 1 or 3 start times) we ride the short 1km distance to Huka falls where the trail begins. Huka falls has up to 20,000 litres of water falling over it every second! After enjoying some time admiring this natural marvel we continue our ride along the Crystal clear Waikato river to the Aritiatia dam. Along the way we will have a great view of the Huka prawn park NZ's only prawn park where you can fish for prawns. You may even see the Huka jet boat flying along the river towards the base of the falls. We will time the ride to arrive and watch the dam open and allow water to once again pass over the Aritiatia rapids. Aritiatia translates to "the steps of Tia". Tia was the Maori chief who discovered and named the rapids when padling his waka (boat) up the Waikato river. From the dam we cross to the other side of the river and begin our journey back to the shop taking in more river views, a geothermal power station and the incredible geothermal stream at the back of the Wairakei resort.The trail is mostly Grade 2 and some grade 3 Easy with some tight corners and hills which are easily ascended with the assistance of the E-bike.
Some previous mountain biking experience is good but not essential if you can ride a bike well.
Tour includes E bike hire bottle of water snack and Guide.
You must have closed shoes and if you wear long pants ensure they are not baggy at the ankles. A jacket is important in case the weather gets bad.