Explore and find new places to take your bike or mountain bike with these self-guided bike rides

Access a hand-selected range of trips and challenges including those you can do as a family through to longer journeys.  They incorporate road, gravel, single track, shared pathways and the local park rides.  Each bike ride has details of where to park, facilities close by, and what to expect from the ride.

There’s something for every riding ability. If you’re unsure if a ride or challenge is suitable for you, please contact me directly. If you’re looking for advice on buying bikes/mountain bikes, the best bike wear, and training, check out my free resources. 

Each Self Guided Ride PDF is between $3.00 – $7.50 


Popular Puhoi, just north of Auckland
Road – Gravel – 50km

Clifton Peninsula, Whitford, East Auckland
Family 4km – Road 7km – Shared Pathway 10km

Hunua Valley Loop (and more), South Auckland
Gravel Road – Single Track options
14km and Family Skills Park and Dam Ride 3km

Pohutukawa Coast, East Auckland
Road – Shared Pathway – Gravel – Grass Paddock options
Four routes (ride them separately or link together)
Family-friendly routes included.
Shortest route: 4km. Return ride: 60km

Hunua Rural Ride – includes Hunua Falls, South Auckland
Tarmac with short Short Gravel Section – 19 km
Designed for the recreational cyclist looking to gain confidence riding rural roads. Very scenic!


The Auckland Escape – Clevedon – Hunua – Miranda – Seabird Coast
Tarmac with Short Gravel Section – 120km over two days
Escape Auckland on bike riding this popular route experiencing beaches, hill , regional parks and hot pools.

The Big Loop Overnighter – Opotiki – Motu – Opotiki
Gravel- single track – stop bank – tarmac 190km over two days
Experience the best gravel/single track loop staying in the middle of nowhere at the Pakihi Hut