Bike Waiheke

Two wheels - good

It’s a small-ish island, but also a steep-ish one. Biking here can be a challenge, but at the same time, also very rewarding. Get the maps to learn the best cycling options.

Please note, except for the sections along the roads, the Te Ara Hura walkway is not suitable for bikes.

Take it easy - electric assist

You can rent electric-assisted bikes at Matiatia or in Oneroa Village. Pedal bikes and scooters are popular too.

They’re a good way for you to find a welcoming beach, a quiet picnic spot, or a stunning lookout. No rush, remember – and please be careful on our narrow, winding roads.

Mountain biking - fast and frantic

The Waiheke Mountain Bike club has developed a series of trails around Rangihoua Sports Park, of varying degrees of difficulty. They’re all marked on signs at the park, and are accessible to everybody, year round.

The Hero Option

‘The Waiheke Loop’ is a well-known challenge in the mountain bike fraternity. From Matiatia, follow the main road to Onetangi, then pedal around the bottom end road, taking in the Awaawaroa Valley, Man o’ War Bay, views over to the Coromandel, Orapiu, and up and over the stern ridge that vaults the shoulder of Mt Maunganui (or the other direction if the sun and wind suits that better) – then back here to Matiatia. Do it in under two hours, and you’ll be able to dine out on that for years to come! For most riders the time is between four and eight hours.