Te Ara Ahi Cycle Trail - Shuttle

Named "Thermal by Bike" this 47-66km is an easy cycling adventure through a thermal wonderland of steaming vents, bubbling mud pools and spectacular geysers, with natural hot springs to stop and enjoy along the way.

From NZD 30.00

Jumping on a bicycle is a fantastic way to see New Zealand but figuring out the logistics of transportation can be tricky without a bit of help.

We’re here to make sure you can enjoy your ride without the headaches, providing Te Ara Ahi trail transport to get you and your bike to and from Rotorua’s best bike trail.

The Te Ara Ahi trail is also called ‘Thermal by Bike’—a fitting name for the famous track that passes four of Rotorua’s unique geothermal areas. Our Te Ara Ahi shuttle service can drop you and your bicycle at the beginning of the track near Lake Rotorua and pick you up at the end point that suits you, with pick-up options suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced riders. 

Our Rotorua cycle trail shuttle service can be booked for a time that suits you, so there’s no need to jump out of bed at the crack of dawn if you prefer a more leisurely start to your day. We recommend taking your time and checking out the world-class attractions en route to and from the trail.

As well as Thermal by Bike shuttles, we can also organise cycle trail transport for the many other biking adventures throughout the central North Island. This includes Waikato River Trail shuttles, Great Lakes Cycle Trail shuttles, Timber Trail shuttles and transport for many cycle tracks in the Hawkes Bay.

We’re friendly and flexible and our local drivers know the area well, so just ask us for our advice on trails, start times and other destinations you could visit along the way.


All prices are one way, to or from the destination:

Lake Ohakuri

$75 per person min 2

$50 per person 3 - 5

$40 per person 6 +

Waikite Hot Pools, Wai-o-tapu, Waimangu

$60 per person min 2

$40 per person 3 - 5

$30 per person 6 +

Includes transport of bicycle.

Child (13 and under) rate available.


You can rent bikes from the follow operators in Rotorua: