Explore by E-Bike

River Valley Journeys by E-Bike

River Valley Lodge sits within a beautiful part of New Zealand. While many guests prefer to explore the, often dramatic scenery, by raft or horse, there is also another way, and that is by E-bike.

The network of backcountry roads in the area, combined with the ease of travel offered by an E-bike, makes exploring fun and doable.

We offer freedom hires, so you can explore our local back roads at your leisure.  Or shuttle assisted rides, starting in the high country, with spectacular views of Mt. Ruapehu and the Otupae and Ruahine Ranges.

We have a range of bike sizes and two frame types, both in a more mountain bike style. The Giant Talons are suitable for everyone, while the Liv Tempts are specifically designed for women and have a lower top bar.

Our bike sizes range from S to XL. Our policy is that if you can comfortably fit and control the bike, you can ride it.

We encourage you to ride to the conditions and your ability.


We Offer The Following:



Freedom Hires

Taihape, New Zealand – Great location - show map


E-Bike Freedom Hires

Explore the beautiful backcountry of the Rangitikei area by E-bike, with one of our freedom hires. Full and half day hire available....

Bike Rides

Taihape, New Zealand – Great location - show map


The Moa Goa

Explore the Laughing Moa cycle trail, on a scenic e-bike ride.  Relax and enjoy 2 nights of deluxe lodge accommodation, delicious and fresh farm...
E-Bikes, Feb 22

The Gentle Annie Cycle Journey

The Gentle Annie 3 Day Journey takes you from River Valley Lodge on the banks of the Rangitikei River, east of Taihape, finishing at De La Terre ...

The Big Backcountry Ride

A leisurely 40km ride, with several very long downhills and a couple of significant uphills. This ride starts in the high country, with spectacul...