Te Awa Great NZ River Ride
Te Awa Walk and Cycleway stretches along the Waikato River, from Ngaruawahia in the north, through Cambridge and then to Karapiro in the south. The track is primarily wide, smooth and largely flat ( there are a couple of very short but steep hills) making Te Awa suitable for cyclists of all fitness and experience levels. Maps of the route are available on their website (link above).
Cycle Cambridge rents out e-bikes and regular bikes, provide maps, guides, shuttle services, breakdown assistance – everything you need to ride in the Waikato with all proceeds going back to the community.
Cambridge to Karapiro, 17km each way
Beginning at the Avantidrome, you can wind your way through the bucolic countryside to Cambridge. Ride through the historic town centre, stopping at any of the bustling shops and cafes vying for your attention, then over Victoria Bridge till you are back on the trail, with its lavish horse studs and fences festooned with wild roses.
The flat, friendly path leads to Karapiro, the heart of New Zealand rowing,