This ride is a perfect family or beginners ride, as it is all flat to mildly contoured, with some limestone sections, as well as wide cement paths. There are many access points to this trail, which runs for over 10kms between Maxwells Line in the west to Riverside Drive in the east.
When biking or walking the Manawatū River Pathway, take the chance to pop into Victoria Esplanade which runs alongside the middle section of the Manawatū River Pathway. With rose gardens, bird aviaries, BBQ facilities, playgrounds, miniature train rides and duck ponds, there really is something for everyone. Public toilets are also available here. For a relaxing break, visit the Cafe Esplanade for a fantastic selection of cabinet food and menu food all made fresh at the cafe. Grab an ice cream or refuel with an organic coffee.