Biking in Timaru District

There are heaps of cycle trails to try out in Timaru District.

We've got kilometres of coastal tracks, plus places like Centennial Park that are full of tracks to try, including MTB tracks and a BMX skills park.

You can hire bikes from The Cyclery in Timaru in Timaru, and Geraldine Top 10.  Or, for the e-bike option see Geraldine Motels

There are more tracks under development too, including the first leg of a trail that will go from Timaru to Tekapo.


Centennial Park - MTB heaven

If mountain biking is your thing, we recommend hitting the tracks at Centennial Park.

There are heaps of tracks there, for all ages and abilities, from absolute beginner to challenging single tracks. You can pretty much spend all day there trying out the different tracks.

Check it out on the Timaru Trails app.


Coastal tracks

Our coastal tracks are epic. There's approximately 15km of flat scenic track from Waimataitai all the way past Jack's Point lighthouse.


District tracks and maps

Take a look at this map of all 11 cycling tracks to choose the area that suits you, and then check out the individual ride maps below:

Route 1 Map Centennial Park

Route 2 Map Saltwater Creek

Route 3 Map Hector's Coast Track

Route 4 Map Pages/Gleniti Road

Routes 5, 6 & 7 - Map - Arowhenua - Pleasant Point, Pleasant Point Domain and Pleasant Point Creek

Route 8 - Map - Temuka Domain

Route 9 - Map - Taumatakahu Stream

Route 10 - Map - Pekapeka Gully

Route 11 - Map - Ribbonwood Road


Open road cycling

If you’re a keen road cyclist, try Gays Pass.

The 80 kilometre loop track starts in Timaru and takes you through Washdyke Flat, Pleasant Point, Totara Valley and back to Timaru.

View a map of this route.


Close by

Four Peaks High Country Track in Fairlie offers an extraordinary three or four-day mountain biking track within a high country station.

The 60-kilometre track, designed for experienced riders, takes you through alpine terrain and steep sections of uphill and downhill riding. Riders stay in authentic shepherds’ huts.

To find out more, visit the Four Peaks website.