Bike Craft is an AdventureMark Safety Audit Certified Operator. Rider safety is paramount to us and as such we have strict health and safety procedures in place for your protection. Mountain Biking is like any outdoor activity and involves risks, dangers and hazards, and as such injuries are an ordinary occurence of particpating in this sport.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Bike Craft in conjunction with Afoot (who is an Accredited DOE Award Provider) have teamed up to provide Bronze and Silver Level Mountain Biking Adventurous Journeys. If you are 14 - 24 years of age you are eligible to undertake these journeys.  Journeys take place in HAWKES BAY, TAUPO, and ROTORUA. These journeys are open to anyone regardless of your location. They are also open to any students - you do not have to be doing DOE to join this experience.

* Mountain bike trail riding experience is not necessary - you just need to be able to ride a bike. These experiences have been designed to accommodate all levels of riders. Students will learn the skills they need in the training and practice journey. Experienced riders will be given added challenges.  

** Students do not carry their overnight gear on the bike.  This is not a backpacking journey.  Students will only be required to carry a small bag with snacks, a drink and a raincoat/jacket.  All overnight gear will be transported to our accommodation separately if required.

*** Students do not have to be superfit and we wont be climbing massive hills. Biking for 6 hours is not realistic at all for even the fittest of riders. The journey will be a mixture of riding, skill building and time off the bike learning other key skills such as navigation and applying it in a practical sense.

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Our journeys are "Adventurous Journey Explorations".  These are journeys with a purpose - to significantly improve an individuals mountain bike skill levels in a new environment while planning your own route.  All journeys involve camping and cooking independently in small teams.

Participants must have a suitable bike and helmet. Bikes must have treaded tyres, front suspension and gears (a single speed bike is not suitable). If in doubt please ask. Bike Craft do have mountain bikes and helmets available for hire for the journey.

Participants must complete a training session, a practice journey and a qualifying journey.

Dates of upcoming sessions in Taupo:


  • BRONZE & SILVER: Thursday 3rd October 2pm - 6pm


BRONZE Practice or Qualifying Journey:

  • Friday 4th October 10am - Saturday 5th October 3pm

SILVER Practice or Qualifying Journey:

  • Friday 4th October 10am - Sunday 6th October 2pm


  • BRONZE: Thursday 3rd October 2pm - Saturday 5th October 3pm
  • SILVER: Thursday 3rd October 2pm - Sunday 6th October 2pm

For more information and to sign up go to:

Bikecraft are partnering with Afoot for this great initiative