Biking in Timaru

Timaru district is a biker’s paradise. Our undulating terrain and big country views make the towns within our district great for bike riders of all types.
                            

In and around town

We’ve got 11 easy cycleways and walking tracks.

In Geraldine the Ribbonwood Road circuit track is a 4.5 kilometre track that’s ideal for families.

Take a look at this map of all 11 cycling tracks to decide which track suits you best.

Open road cycling

If you’re a keen road cyclist, try Gays Pass.

The 80 kilometre loop track starts in Timaru and takes you through Washdyke Flat, Pleasant Point, Totara Valley and back to Timaru.

View a map of this route and find out more on www.mapmyride.com

Close by

Four Peaks High Country Track in Fairlie offers an extraordinary three or four-day mountain biking track within a high country station.

The 60-kilometre track, designed for experienced riders, takes you through alpine terrain and steep sections of uphill and downhill riding. Riders stay in authentic shepherds’ huts.

To find out more, visit the Four Peaks website.

The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is another popular trail that takes you 312 kilometres through the Mackenzie Basin, down the Waitaki Valley to Oamaru and the Pacific Ocean. View the trail map.

In Timaru, you’re not far from the Otago Central Rail Trail.

Many people start the trail from Ophir, about three-and-a-half hours south of Timaru, making our town a great place to prepare, hire bikes and get bike fit.