The Airport Loop should be ridden clockwise. It follows the river for 2 kilometers then heads north uphill along gravel roads through pine plantation until it reaches the airport. After passing the north end of the runway you enter native bush and the fun begins. The route now descends until getting back to the river. About two thirds of this descent is on single track. Finish by riding west back to your starting point. The total distance is 11 kilometers and total climbing 150 meters.