Bike Hire

In conjunction with our sister company Cycle Journeys, we provide a complete bike hire service for the Paparoa Track. Included in our bike hire package is a bikepacking bag suitable for carrying your essential gear. The Paparoa Track is a grade 4 ride with some steep uphill sections and a confined, twisting and gravel surface. To best enjoy the track, a well serviced bike is strongly recommended, and a full suspension bike will make the experience even better.



1 Day2-4 Days5+ Days
$120$110 per day$100 per day

*Bike Packing 22L Drybag included in the rental price

Merida 120 600

Full Suspension Mountain Bike

The perfect bike for the Paparoa Track. Featuring mid-travel (120mm rear/130mm front), the Merida 120 pedals efficiently while offering an ideal amount of suspension for the Grade 4 track. Tires are 29” diameter x 2.35” (60mm) width with a tread design that inspires confidence and traction in all weather conditions. The dropper seatpost means the seat can be lowered with the push of a lever should the rider want greater manoeuvrability on any steep or technical terrain. Sram Eagle 1 x 12-speed gearing gives a massive gear range with the simplicity and reliability of only one gear shifter.

Each Merida 120 is equipped for the Paparoa Track with a Thule Tour Rack and a 22L dry-bag. Combined with bringing your own backpack this provides a brilliant combination of load carrying capacity for overnighting in the huts along the way.

Bike Specs

  • Front and rear suspension for optimal control and comfort
  • 29” x 2.35” tyres with exceptional traction
  • Sram Eagle 1 x 12-speed wide range gearing
  • Dropper seatpost
  • Shimano disc brakes with 180mm rotors

Included (Per Bike)

  • Helmet
  • Thule Tour Rack
  • 22L Dry bag
  • Pump
  • Spare tube
  • Tyre levers
  • Multitool
  • Spare chain links

Size Guide

SizeHeight (cm)Height (ft)
Small150 – 1664’11” – 5’5″
Medium167 – 1775’6″ – 5’9″
Large178 – 1885’10” – 6’2″
X-Large189 – 2006’2″ – 6’6″