iconBike-blackCamp Bay to Torea Saddle

distanceIcon Distance: 23 km timeIcon Approx Time: 4 hr climbIcon Total Climb: 900m experienceIcon Skill Level: Fit novice upwards

The track passes through private land in this section. Make sure you have your QCTLC Pass - click here for more information »

The section of the track leads bikers on a long climb to the main ridge between Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds, but offers spectacular views.

The track is wide and can be quite steep in places. Watch out for drop offs and rocky areas. Lots of undulation (short steep hill climbs).  Exposed ridgeline riding with great views.  An easier option on this day is to ride the Kenepuru Road from Kenepuru Saddle/Camp Bay to Portage Bay, which offers an easier ride at sea level with great views also.

DOC campsites are located above Bay of Many Coves and Kumutoto Bay at the Black Rock Shelter. Near Torea Saddle, there is a DOC campsite at Cowshed Bay. Accommodation providers in the Bay of Many Coves is Bay of Many Coves Resort. A variety of accommodation options are available in and around Portage Bay in Kenepuru Sound including De Bretts, Treetops Backpackers and The Portage Resort Hotel. Further accommodation options nearby in Kenepuru Sound are offered by Hopewell Lodge.

This section is open to mountain biking throughout the year.

QUICK FACTS

Pick up / Drop off Points

Punga Cove, Torea Bay

Accommodation

Punga Cove Resort, Mahana Lodge, Noeline’s Homestay, Bay of Many Coves, Portage Resort Hotel, Debretts Backpackers, Treetops Backpackers

Camping

Camp Bay campsite (DOC), Bay of Many Coves campsite (DOC), Black Rock campsite (DOC), Cowshed Bay campsite (DOC)

Toilets

Camp Bay campsite, Bay of Many Coves campsite, Black Rock campsite, Cowshed Bay campsite

Water

Camp Bay campsite, Bay of Many Coves campsite, Black Rock campsite, Cowshed Bay campsite