Great Lake Trail shuttle for K2K or W2K or Both (Bike hire available)
- Duration: 1 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Taupo
- Product code: K2K and W2K Shuttle
A. Taupo I site pick up- If you wish to be picked up at the Taupo I site departure is 9am sharp. Please be there at 8:50am (free parking around the Taupo marina)
B Whakaipo bay entrance pick up- If you wish to be picked up in Whakaipo bay, Pick up is at 9:20am at the entrance of Whakaipo bay. Park your car at the shelter in Whakaipo bay(with the trail maps) which is all the way to the right along the gravel road, then ride back out to the entrance on Mapara road. approx. 10min ride..
Drop off locations-
Kinloch Drop off- Choose this location if you want to ride the W2K back to your pick up location 24km with the head land loop
Orakau Drop off - Choose this location if you want to ride the K2K or Otaketake trail to kinloch and then continue onto the W2K trail back to your pick up location.
Add BIKE HIRE - Full suspension $105
E-Bike Hard tail $115
E-Bike Full suspension $145 (only large and Medium currently available)LONG RIDE OPTION-
Park in Whakaipo bay and we shuttle you to Orakau (whangamata rd) You can then ride either the original K2K trail(20km) or the new O2K trail to kinloch for Lunch. Kinloch, one of the most beautiful lakeside villages in the country has Tipsy Trout Cafe and corner store that do great Burgers and coffee. The K2K allows lake access for a swim in summer in Kawakawa bay. The O2K is shorter (12km) and has great views of the Lake but you wont get to the lake until just before Kinloch....
From Kinloch.... The W2K section of the Great Lake Trail provides great views across Lake Taupō and back down towards . The native bush creates a feeling of being far from civilization. The trail offers an optional 9.5km headland loop. It is a mix of Grade 2 and 3 trail and is dual use meaning both mountain bikers and hikers can enjoy this trail in either direction. Leave your car at your desired finish point and we will shuttle you and your bike with our van and custom built trailer to the other end of the trail so you dont have to rush to meet a pre determined time. Relax and enjoy the stunning ride. We have 2 vans capable of carrying up to 22 people and bikes.
SHORTER RIDE OPTIONS
Pick up in Whakaipo bay entrance and Drop off in Kinloch 14km or 23.5km back to your vehicle. (10km optional head land loop)
Pick up in Kinloch Drop off in Orakau 20km (K2K) or 12km (O2K) Back to Kinloch (Best option for families with younger but confident riders)