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Waitakere Loop

Cycling Route

46.82 km
848 m
Probably the most popular ride in Auckland, and for good reason. Great long ride with awesome hills and spectacular views over the city. There is a good cycle path beside the motorway for much of the city leg but be careful of cars on the narrow roads.
Created By
Ivan Grigoryev

Route and Elevation


NameDistanceElev. Diff.Avg. Grade
Tat Underpass to Bottleneck Pylon Bit0.92 km-18 m-1.6%
Universal0.54 km5 m0.8%
Lincoln to Swanson5.13 km42 m0.5%
Georgie’s a Superstar2.84 km26 m0.9%
King of the Mast12.99 km391 m2.7%
Scenic Drive northern end to Pukematekeo summit4.68 km261 m5.6%
Scenic Drive 1KM Hill Circuit1.22 km94 m7.6%
Full Scenic Drive (Swanson to Titirangi)23.02 km374 m0.4%
Scenic first climb1.71 km132 m7.7%
Swanson to Scenic Drive 400m10.66 km335 m3.1%
Waitakere Rd to Awhiorangi Promenade Climb0.88 km70 m7.9%
Scenic Dr (Waitak Rd to Bethels turn off)2.87 km148 m5.2%
Scenic Drive - Stage 11.47 km122 m8.2%
Bridge to Awhiorangi Uphill TT0.67 km59 m8.7%
Scenic drive (bottom - summit turn)2.89 km136 m4.7%
Scenic Drive - Stage 2 TT0.91 km-13 m-1.1%
Te Henga Rd Scenic Drive Intersection - Summit1.34 km110 m8.2%
Te Henga rd to the top 8.70 km213 m2.0%
Landy 4th gear climb1.28 km73 m5.5%
2nd ramp from Puke0.65 km36 m5.5%
Cutty Grass climb0.81 km49 m5.9%
Scenic Dr popular Layby lookout climb0.71 km58 m6.0%
Parkinson lookout powerhouse climb0.73 km-26 m-0.3%
mast to piha turn off1.41 km-64 m-3.4%
Scenic Drive mast to Titirangi roundabout10.76 km-249 m-2.1%
Waiatarua Long Downhill2.41 km-153 m-5.5%
Scenic Dr ramp east up to Arataki0.91 km40 m4.2%
Scenic Dr sprint east past Arataki0.51 km-21 m-4.0%
Carter Road Climb0.47 km16 m3.1%
Scenic Drive finish2.31 km-52 m-0.8%
A Scenic Dr Climb0.47 km-22 m-1.1%
Scenic Drive Technical0.55 km-32 m-5.5%
Scenic Drive Gauntlet1.02 km22 m1.5%
titirangi flyer1.25 km-52 m-3.2%
Titirangi Road downhill3.61 km-122 m-3.3%
Titirangi Rd, Pleasant to Margan1.66 km-66 m-3.9%
Parker to Gt N Rd1.24 km-29 m-2.1%
Bunnings to Flea Mkt2.73 km-17 m-0.0%
Great North - Rosebank1.83 km-12 m-0.1%
Binstead to Cyclepath3.05 km36 m0.9%
Ash Street draft off the cars1.34 km15 m0.6%
Beatrix to BP1.60 km-22 m-0.7%
Great North Dash0.46 km6 m0.6%
Dev's annoyance NORTH0.30 km-5 m-1.5%
Full Northwestern Causeway - West5.16 km19 m0.1%
Northwestern Cycleway Sprint (West)2.40 km-6 m-0.2%
Cycle way sprint1.13 km3 m0.2%
Rosebank-Patiki Rise1.37 km-15 m-0.3%
Race to the bridge0.88 km-9 m-0.7%
Start to Whau Bridge to Te Atatu Climb0.57 km27 m4.3%