This spectacular there and back ride into the gorgeous Kaiteriteri beach, the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park is a must do. Allow time to fully enjoy beach heaven!
For riders using vehicle shuttles to do parts of the trail this is a great pick-up point.
From the information signs at Riwaka the trail splits. Heading inland takes you towards the Motueka Valley. To get to Kaiteriteri ride through the domain as signposted and continue on the trail alongside State Highway 60. Take a right turn onto Goodall Road, then through apple and kiwifruit orchards and over another bike-friendly suspension bridge.
The trail follows the coastline next to the road into Kaiteriteri. During summer this road sees a lot of traffic so please keep to the trail.
The trail passes Puketawai monument, a site of important local history. Shortly after an underpass you will enter the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park and the ‘Easy Rider’ trail.
The trail steps up a grade with a few steeper pinches, tighter corners and narrower trail in places. This section is described as easy mountain biking.
Most people find the mountain bike park really fun to ride, some may choose to get off and push the couple of more challenging stretches. The Easy Rider trail is definitely preferable to riding along the road which is narrow in places with high summer traffic flows.
Exit ‘Easy Rider’ at the mountain bike skills park and follow the trail to the road, and it’s just a short ride down to the glorious golden sands of Kaiteriteri beach.
A very picturesque holiday village, Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve has good quality casual food, drink, and of course accommodation. The Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Hub just by the bus park has an air supply and bike tools, should your bike need a quick fix.