Cycling the rails in Gisborne. © Jordan Perry

Take to the rails on a Gisborne Railbike Adventure


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Just outside Gisborne you can cruise along a coastal railway line – by bike. 

The Gisborne Railbike Adventure's world-first tandem cycles are designed to slide onto the disused railway lines, allowing you to sit back and pedal your way along the flat tracks while soaking in the scenery – no steering or balancing required. E-bikes are also available, which make the journey even easier. 

The bikes are light enough to be lifted off the tracks if you spot a good picnic site along the way. 

Cycle over bridges and through old railway tunnels, and keep an eye out for wildlife, with wild pigs, goats, pheasants and turkeys often spotted alongside the tracks. 

Railbike tours range from short one-hour trips to a half-day journey that runs from Māhia Peninsula and includes the magnificent 162m-long, 30m-high Kōpuawhara Railway Viaduct. 

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