24 miles
4,160 ft
-4,700 ft
Avg time

Windfarm Ride Details

  • Riding Area
    Te Apiti
    Palmerston North
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking

This gravel-road ride affords you the rare opportunity to see both the wonders of nature, and the marvels of modern engineering. To glimpse the mighty wind turbines is an experience in itself, but to glimpse it on the back of a bicycle is one that you’ll never forget. The gargantuan blades of the windmills will seem in tandem with the wheels of your bike as you race down the magnificent dirt tracks. With its twists and climbs, this ride is not for the faint hearted, but will leave you with a sense of awe and accomplishment as the countryside lays itself out before you. Whether you take it fast and aim for a personal best, or you take it slow and soak in the beauty, this ride is a must. Don’t just see the Manawatu, experience it.

Access Info

From the Bridge Cafe, or The Square.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Windfarm Ride bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -540 ft
  • Altitude min
    79 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,646 ft
  • Altitude start
    655 ft
  • Altitude end
    115 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
  • Avg time
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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