25.7 miles
Distance
5,958 ft
Climb
-5,955 ft
Descent
2,621 ft
High Point

Aorere Enduro - Asia - Pacific Continental Round 1 Day 2

Detailed Description
Aorere Day 2 is a 26 mile advanced race route located near Nelson. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 62 trails. This route climbs 5,958 ft with a max elevation of 2,621 ft then descends -5,955 ft.
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46 Reviews & Comments

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Supernova777 (Jan 10, 2023 at 16:50)
Trail Te Ara Koa
Like riding a tramping track! Track is too narrow to really have fun on. Black rating probably reflects the levels of exposure and the likelihood of owning oneself on the many trees veery close to the side of the track. The rating does not reflect stoke levels for those who like to ride gnarly stuff imo. Similar stoke levels: Jaws at Kaiteriteri/IV Line at Codgers. Better bang for your buck: Supplejack in Sharlands. But if you're going to all that effort to ride up, why not do Aorere in Sharlands? It has way more stoke and less exposure
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Supernova777 (Jan 10, 2023 at 16:50)
Trail Te Ara Koa
Like riding a tramping track! Track is too narrow to really have fun on. Black rating probably reflects the levels of exposure and the likelihood of owning oneself on the many trees veery close to the side of the track. The rating does not reflect stoke levels for those who like to ride gnarly stuff imo. Similar stoke levels: Jaws at Kaiteriteri/IV Line at Codgers. Better bang for your buck: Supplejack in Sharlands. But if you're going to all that effort to ride up, why not do Aorere in Sharlands? It has way more stoke and less exposure
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longliveenduro MTB - Augsburg (Dec 30, 2022 at 19:59)
Trail Te Ara Koa
Thanks for the new two options around the sketch!
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longliveenduro MTB - Augsburg (Dec 30, 2022 at 19:59)
Trail Te Ara Koa
Thanks for the new two options around the sketch!
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jgansler (Oct 14, 2022 at 23:16)
Just wow. Very very fun and very rad. Not too gnarly
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Deannaelvines (Aug 9, 2022 at 18:37)
Trail Top Dog
Tree down right after the drop from road crossing, rest is mint
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Deannaelvines (Aug 9, 2022 at 18:37)
Trail Top Dog
Tree down right after the drop from road crossing, rest is mint
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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 25, 2022 at 19:11)
Climb track link starting the big ridge ascent and links to other tracks up and down
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DrogenOmen (Jan 18, 2022 at 22:18)
Trail Te Ara Koa
Absolutely epic trail, lots of loose gravel and shingle, lots of roots.

Highly recommend
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DrogenOmen (Jan 18, 2022 at 22:18)
Trail Te Ara Koa
Absolutely epic trail, lots of loose gravel and shingle, lots of roots.

Highly recommend
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Wavis (Oct 19, 2021 at 18:14)
Trail Top Dog
Big tree down near the top blocking the trail
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Wavis (Oct 19, 2021 at 18:14)
Trail Top Dog
Big tree down near the top blocking the trail
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A-Fist-Full-Of-Gorse (Mar 17, 2021 at 16:53)
This trail will soon disappear as no one seems to be interested in maintaining it. The last time any work was done was two Christmases ago when I spent a day hacking the gorse back. You could drive a quad bike up there then, you can't even walk up there now without getting scratched to bits. It is also the only link back to the fireball skid after riding down hot box.
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A-Fist-Full-Of-Gorse (Mar 17, 2021 at 16:53)
This trail will soon disappear as no one seems to be interested in maintaining it. The last time any work was done was two Christmases ago when I spent a day hacking the gorse back. You could drive a quad bike up there then, you can't even walk up there now without getting scratched to bits. It is also the only link back to the fireball skid after riding down hot box.
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Karenebiker (Mar 17, 2021 at 16:26)
Very overgrown with gorse. Legs and fingers got scratched to bits.
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Karenebiker (Mar 17, 2021 at 16:26)
Very overgrown with gorse. Legs and fingers got scratched to bits.
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sarahnz (Feb 28, 2021 at 0:21)
Trail Te Ara Koa
Note: I'm not a fan of bench cut trails & I don't like exposure. I didn't enjoy this at all - narrow & steep drop off to one side for almost the entire trail & loose gravel / roots made for a sketchy surface to boot. View at the top was cool.
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sarahnz (Feb 28, 2021 at 0:21)
Trail Te Ara Koa
Note: I'm not a fan of bench cut trails & I don't like exposure. I didn't enjoy this at all - narrow & steep drop off to one side for almost the entire trail & loose gravel / roots made for a sketchy surface to boot. View at the top was cool.
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creiland (Jan 23, 2021 at 20:44)
Trail Te Ara Koa
Epic trail. As a rider just getting comfortable with grade 4, I found it very challenging but rewarding. Some hard, committing features with difficult run outs, but most are marked and easy to carry your bike over if you’re pushing your limits like me. I would highly recommend, very beautifully built trail. The climb is definitely no joke but I reckon it’s worth doing it once
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creiland (Jan 23, 2021 at 20:44)
Trail Te Ara Koa
Epic trail. As a rider just getting comfortable with grade 4, I found it very challenging but rewarding. Some hard, committing features with difficult run outs, but most are marked and easy to carry your bike over if you’re pushing your limits like me. I would highly recommend, very beautifully built trail. The climb is definitely no joke but I reckon it’s worth doing it once
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creiland (Jan 22, 2021 at 22:15)
Trail Top Dog
Definitely hard to compare this to turners. Turners is a fast flow trail and this is a steep tech trail with off camber corners and a couple bigger features.
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creiland (Jan 22, 2021 at 22:15)
Trail Top Dog
Definitely hard to compare this to turners. Turners is a fast flow trail and this is a steep tech trail with off camber corners and a couple bigger features.
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Tilly1988 (Jan 21, 2021 at 1:19)
Very overgrown
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Tilly1988 (Jan 21, 2021 at 1:19)
Very overgrown
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Gethboyted (Dec 25, 2020 at 12:58)
Trail Te Ara Koa
So good! Thanks trail builders you are worth your weight in gold. Great way to start the day.
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Gethboyted (Dec 25, 2020 at 12:58)
Trail Te Ara Koa
So good! Thanks trail builders you are worth your weight in gold. Great way to start the day.
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nzstirlo (Nov 2, 2020 at 12:38)
Trail Top Dog
Apart from the steep schute mid way this track makes an excellent stepping stone to Hotbox.
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nzstirlo (Nov 2, 2020 at 12:38)
Trail Top Dog
Apart from the steep schute mid way this track makes an excellent stepping stone to Hotbox.
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Scottydingo (May 21, 2020 at 21:55)
Trail Top Dog
I was sucked in by the comparison with Turners! This trail is much harder!
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Scottydingo (May 21, 2020 at 21:55)
Trail Top Dog
I was sucked in by the comparison with Turners! This trail is much harder!
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jackson96 (Mar 6, 2020 at 12:57)
Trail Willow Lane
This is a fun little, blue downhill run. Flows along the river, can ride it pretty quick and confident
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2d-cutout (Jan 18, 2020 at 21:51)
Trail Te Ara Koa
Top half slippery in the wet - plenty of roots. In the dry it's a fast technical trail. One of the best descents around as it's LONG, well built and suitable for high intermediate and still super fun as an expert rider. Dark blue trail with one or two black features.
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2d-cutout (Jan 18, 2020 at 21:51)
Trail Te Ara Koa
Top half slippery in the wet - plenty of roots. In the dry it's a fast technical trail. One of the best descents around as it's LONG, well built and suitable for high intermediate and still super fun as an expert rider. Dark blue trail with one or two black features.
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TonyClark (May 11, 2019 at 0:40)
Trail FDH
If you park on Brook St at the Brook Conservation Reserve sign its a 4.96km steep uphill push that took me 1hr 22mins pushing my DH rig up. Note: its a steep push. But its the fastest, most direct way to get to the top of Fringed.
Fringed was greasy and slippery which made the steep dh sections interesting. Would be an awesome trail when dry.
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donalduck (Mar 29, 2019 at 13:05)
Hell of a track, I could ride it all day long Smile
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donalduck (Mar 27, 2019 at 16:14)
Trail Matai
Clearly an old walking track as evidenced by the steps on some corners. Gradient is neither challenging nor flowing. Switchbacks are far too tight. It may be a nice walking track, but don’t bother trying to ride it
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donalduck (Mar 27, 2019 at 16:14)
Trail Matai
Clearly an old walking track as evidenced by the steps on some corners. Gradient is neither challenging nor flowing. Switchbacks are far too tight. It may be a nice walking track, but don’t bother trying to ride it
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jacklam06 (Feb 28, 2018 at 20:05)
Trail Te Ara Koa
Really nice long trail. Really fun, lil bit crazy to ride when the tree roots are wet. But really fun . I love it. . Well done to the shaper ????✌
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jacklam06 (Feb 28, 2018 at 20:05)
Trail Te Ara Koa
Really nice long trail. Really fun, lil bit crazy to ride when the tree roots are wet. But really fun . I love it. . Well done to the shaper ????✌
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longliveenduro MTB - Augsburg (Feb 23, 2018 at 0:04)
Trail Te Ara Koa
Awesome piece of a trail in the spirit of the Wairoa Gorge trails.
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longliveenduro MTB - Augsburg (Feb 23, 2018 at 0:04)
Trail Te Ara Koa
Awesome piece of a trail in the spirit of the Wairoa Gorge trails.
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longliveenduro MTB - Augsburg (Jan 17, 2018 at 19:56)
Trail FDH
Btw. Classic climb means: using the forrest road where FDH exits (climb over the gate using the two step ladder) always stay on this main gravel road. Left once on a open area then when you reach the crossing with Dun Mountain Trail. Head up left to Fringed hill. Takes about 1.5 hour pushing up the bike
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NMTBC NMTBC (Oct 6, 2017 at 22:55)
Trail Te Ara Koa
5.1km long, dropping 700m, through native forest. All hand dug singletrack with a great variety of features. Let's be honest, the climb to the top of Fringed Hill (800m) is no joke, but the views from the top are incredible - and this 20-minute+ descent makes you forget the effort to get up there instantly. Built and managed by the volunteers of Nelson Mountain Bike Club.
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NMTBC NMTBC (Oct 6, 2017 at 22:55)
Trail Te Ara Koa
5.1km long, dropping 700m, through native forest. All hand dug singletrack with a great variety of features. Let's be honest, the climb to the top of Fringed Hill (800m) is no joke, but the views from the top are incredible - and this 20-minute+ descent makes you forget the effort to get up there instantly. Built and managed by the volunteers of Nelson Mountain Bike Club.
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alltta (Dec 29, 2015 at 15:39)
Trail HotBox
I'm not sure but I think the trail has not been uploaded well because i have ridden it with strava and it didn't give me the time... or maybe I mist the end of the trail...
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alltta (Dec 29, 2015 at 15:39)
Trail HotBox
I'm not sure but I think the trail has not been uploaded well because i have ridden it with strava and it didn't give me the time... or maybe I mist the end of the trail...
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Route Sections

1 Stage 2
  • 3 miles distance
  • 64 ft climb
  • -2,335 ft descent
2 Stage 3
  • 4,177 ft distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -844 ft descent
3 Stage 4
  • 1 mile distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -837 ft descent
4 Stage 5
  • 4,281 ft distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -896 ft descent

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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Advanced
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Aorere Day 2 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    3 ft
  • Altitude min
    66 ft
  • Altitude start
    66 ft
  • Altitude end
    69 ft
  • Grade max
    -90%
  • Grade min
    57.1%
  • Distance climb
    14 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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