Trail Grades and Safety

Our trails have been graded according to the trail grade standards set out by NZ Cycle Trails. You can read them here.

We recommend riders are fit and well prepared and we encourage you to know your limits and choose a trail that's suitable for all the riders in your group. Also be aware that there are areas on the trails where there is no cellphone reception. You may want to carry a Personal Locator Beacon in these areas. Check network coverage here.

We recommend you check the weather before starting the trail.  Check it here.


Atawhai Shared Pathway

Ride Length
4.3 km
Riding Time
15-30 minutes
1: Easiest

This flat sealed trail provides a cycle friendly route between Central Nelson and the Northern seaside suburb of Atawhai.

It follows alongside State Highway 6 on a mixture of purpose built trail and quiet roads. This is a shared pathway, please be considerate towards other users.

The trail starts near the picturesque Miyazu Garden on Atawhai Drive and ends in Atawhai near Clifton Terrace School.