With a variety of scenic rides that suit a range of skill levels, there is something for everyone at Kaikōura; Leisurely pedalling seaside ambles, meandering single track through native bush and quiet country roads. More ambitious riders can climb mountains and high mountain passes. Ocean and mountain backdrops loom around every corner. Included here are the trails maintained by the KCC and some of our favourite nearby trails.
KCC makes every reasonable effort to provide accurate and up to date information on this website and it is provided here in good faith.
KCC maintains The Kaikōura and Kaiterau Trails only and makes every effort to keep the surface in a good condition. Factors such as weather, spring growth and other events may affect the quality of the trail. There are multiple entry and exit points on the trails and care and attention is required to avoid going off the trail.
Trail grading is based on biking trail grades as implemented in the system used by Mountain Biking New Zealand and the Department of Conservation - Trail Grades. You should know your limits and choose a trail that’s suitable for all riders in your group. For more information read Riding Safely on the New Zealand Cycle Trail.