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I cycled solo the dunes ride from Opotiki which is a stunning start of the Motu Trail then up Jackson Road and the Motu Road to Motu and then to Motu falls. Motu Road is 70 kms from Opotiki but reasonably challenging , the Road...More
Cycled the Motu road from Matawai all the way through to the Opotiki coast .
On the bike at Matawai at 8.30am and a 5 hour ride.Beautiful native bush and lovely farmland in places.
The first 14 k is on a very quite flat tarseal...More
We had a wonderful adventure Easter weekend 2018. Stayed at Tirohanga Beach campground Thursday night, then biked from there to Motu village along the Motu Road. We stayed in the Motu Community House - which was fantastic!! Many thanks to Shelley for making our stay...More
The Toatoa Farmstay is brilliant value for money, with Motu Trail cyclists totally in mind: shuttle gear to the farmstay, dinner, breakfast and a packed lunch for the next day's riding. Not only that, I'm a big eater and the food was plentiful and the...More
A great gravel road to ride a mountain bike. Three larger hills on the 50 kms of gravel, a couple of small streams to ride through on the way up to Motu. Great views of some large steep forested valleys. No cars on the road...More
I've had planned to travel the old Motu Road for over twenty years and finally got around to do this with Murray and Lilian on a beautiful summers day. The road is mainly shingle and in places narrow, but well constructed and quite doable in...More
Had a great 4WD trip over the Motu Road from Gisborne to Opotiki. Took our time and thorroughly enjoyed the native bush, amazing view from the high lookout points. Truly isolated, beautiful terrain. Road a bit of a goat track but fine in a 4WD....More
We have ridden this trail a number of times, don't under estimate the distance!
The Pakihi trail is awesome but we noticed that some of the older and younger riders had trouble with "trail etiquette".
Great day out, the trails can be ridden for either...More