Huka River Trail Guided geothermal E-bike Tour
Varaktighet: 3 Timmar (cirka)
Starting from our shop by 11 am we ride the short 1km distance to Huka Falls where the trail begins. Huka Falls has up to 220,000 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 Aratiatia 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 Aratiatia rapids. Aratiatia translates to "the steps of Tia". Tia was the Maori chief who discovered and named the rapids when paddling 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. There are some tight corners and hills which are easily ascended with the assistance of the E-bike. It there is time we can wizz up the road and see the geothermal wells where all of the steam is extracted to make the electricity...
Some previous mountain biking experience is good but not essential IF you can ride a bike well.
Tour includes E bike hire, Helmet, Bottle of water, snack and Guide, a custom fridge magnet as well as an ice cream on your return..
You must have closed shoes and if you wear long pants ensure they are not loose at the ankles. If rain is forecast A jacket is important to stay dry.
2 Person minimum for this tour or a single person supplement of $50..
Bikes are fitted with a drink bottle holder however if you want to bring more with you like a camera etc we suggest a small back pack. If you need to borrow one please let us know at the time of booking.
Our Guide will bring a first aid kit, Camera and plenty of knowledge...
You can upgrade your E bike to a full suspension performance electric bike for $50 subject to availability
Please remember to bring any medical requirements with you like an inhaler if you are an asthmatic. Failure to do so may result in you not being able to participate in the tour.