Timber Trail Shuttles & Transfers; How to get around the
GETTING AROUND THE TIMBER TRAIL; DON'T WASTE TIME AND SPOIL THE FUN - WHY NOT BE SHUTTLED AROUND OR GET A VEHICLE TRANSFER.
The Timber trail is 87k from start to finish. Why waste hours arranging your own transfer with multiple cars and drivers. Unless you have a group with some dedicated non-cyclists who don't mind being the chauffeur, enjoy the professional and friendly services of the shuttle companies around the trail.
Fit leisure cyclists take on average between 5-7 hours to do half of the Timber Trail. The hard out MTBers take less than that to do the whole trail. Either way, the comfortable option is to be shuttled around.
Check with your Timber Trail Accommodation providers about their special Timber Trail Shuttle options or vehicle transfer arrangements.
Or contact the shuttle companies direct. See A/Z
Check Timber Trail Shuttles A/Z for contact and links to operators who help you get around the Timber Trail.
Allow 45-75 minutes for each transfer.... limited departure times.
Several accredited shuttle companies operate from the Pureora side (best STARToption when traveling from Auckland, Tauranga or Rotorua) Pa Harakeke is home to Pureora shuttle and the Timber Trail shuttle has several bases to start from.
For international travellers , Blue Tui Shuttles based north of Te Kuiti are a great choice as they will do airport shuttles and service from Auckland - via Te Kuiti.
Other companies are based in Taumarunui, (Epic Cyle Adventures, Ongarue (FLASHPACKERS Ongarue for vehicle transfers) and Waimiha (Timber Trail Shuttles) or right on the track (Pureora Shuttles)
Most shuttles operate scheduled daily services with or without bike hire options.
At the luxury end of the market Adventure shuttles can create tailormade packages combining staying at super lodges with cycling the best trails.
Quick rate guideline.
Pureora Shuttle has access over private land $30-$55 per transfer ( Minimum 2 pax - reservation essential)
FLASHPACKERS Ongarue h
vehicle transfer from $50 per car
Blue TUI (Minimum 4 pax - Ongarue -Pureora $55)
RATES CORRECT AT TIME OF PRINT.