Sep 21, 2020 Cycling

MTB Hanmer Springs - Sept 2020

Had a great two days in Hanmer Springs staying at the Hanmer Forest camp. Rode some 30km of the local trails in the adjacent Hanmer Forest Park which had a great variety of trails from easy thru to more technical trails on the steeper slopes. Also… Click to read article
Sep 11, 2017 Cycling

Cycling Wai-iti to Spooners Tunnel

We parked at the carpark beside the road at Wai-iti and cycled up to and thru Spooners Tunnel, returning the same route. Cycling alongside a tributary of the Wai-iti River. 20170910 125255 20170910 125302 20170910 125641 Entrance to the Belgrove… Click to read article
Jul 09, 2017 Cycling

Cycling the Dun Mountain Trail

Started from Matai Valley Carpark and joined trail at Tantragee Saddle so it was all downhill or flat back to the vehicle from the Coppermine Saddle. Easy climb once at Tantragee saddle to Coppermine saddle (2.25hrs riding) and then a quick but… Click to read article
Apr 25, 2017 Cycling

Fringed Hill, Nelson

After moving down to Nelson just before Easter a perfect blue sky on Anzac Day provided the opportunity to explore one of the tops in the Richmond Range behind Nelson. My intention was to ride the Dunn mountain trail but Fringe Hill looked to… Click to read article
Jan 01, 2017 Cycling

Cycling the Bridge to Nowhere

The Bridge to Nowhere (part of Mountains to Sea) was the last North Island NZ Cycle trail that we hadn't completed and we were rapped when a fine weather window presented itself just before New Years 2016/17. We had accommodation in Ohakune and… Click to read article
Apr 29, 2016 Cycling

Cycling the Tongariro River Trail

Over Anzac weekend we stayed at our Tramping Club Lodge up on Ruapehu which gave us the opportunity to do a few rides down that neck of the woods. On the Monday as we returned to Auckland we stopped off at the carpark beside the Tongariro river in… Click to read article
Apr 28, 2016 Cycling

Cycling the Old Coach Road

Over Anzac weekend we stayed at our Tramping Club Lodge up on Ruapehu which gave us the opportunity to do a few rides down that neck of the woods. On a damp Saturday we drove down to Horopito and rode the Old Coach Road to Ohakune before returning… Click to read article
Mar 26, 2016 Cycling

Cycling The Old Ghost Road

Thought it was time we checked out the Old Ghost Road since it had been open since Dec 2015 and in the first two months they had 2,500 keen cyclists ride it. We managed to clear the last week before Easter in our diaries and got our hut bookings… Click to read article
Jan 09, 2016 Cycling

Cycling the Hawkes Bay Trails

After our road trip down to the Wairarapa to do the Rimutaka Cycle trail we based ourselves in Clive for a few days to do some cycling and walking. The cycle trails around Hastings and Napier are fanastic with many of the rivers having trails along… Click to read article
Dec 29, 2015 Cycling

Cycling the Rimutaka Cycle Trail

Whilst down in the Wairarapa we just had to fit in the Rimutaka Cycle Trail as it was one of the north island cycle trails we had yet to complete. We based ourselves in Featherston and the plan was to take the train to Petone and cycle back to our… Click to read article
May 29, 2015 Cycling

Cycling Alps to Ocean

Route Details Day One, Mt Cook village to Guide Hill Station, 42km Day Two, Guide Hill Station to Twizel, 46km Day Three, Twilzel to Lake Ohau Lodge, 36km Day Four, Lake Ohau Lodge to Otematata, 65km Day Five, Otematata to Craigneuk Farmstay, 76km… Click to read article
Mar 01, 2015 Cycling

Cycling Te Ara Ahi

Te Ara Ahi - Waiotapu to Lake Ohakuri and return. We couldn't find much information on this stretch of Te Ara Ahi, so decided we'd better check it out and write it up. Parking at the Waiotapu Tavern, we set off at 11am in mid-summer on the 28km of… Click to read article
Feb 13, 2015 Cycling

Cycling the Motu Trails

If you're fit and keen, or pushed for time, the complete Motu Trails loop of 91km can be mountain biked in one day. We had a long weekend holidaying in Opotiki to enjoy the summer sun, so not only did we cycle it in two days, but did it in two… Click to read article
Dec 22, 2014 Cycling

Cycling the Forgotten World Highway

Trip Plan Day One: Bus from Auckland to Taumarunui, stay overnight at the Taumarunui Holiday Park Day Two: 82km - Holiday Park to Backcountry Accomodation on the Tahora saddle. [Tot time: 6hrs, Ride time: 4:30, 16.8kph] Day Three: 46km - Tahora… Click to read article
Dec 22, 2014 Cycling

Cycling the Timber Trail

Just completed riding one of John Key's new cycleways in the Pureroa forest park west of Late Taupo. The Timber Trail hasn't been officially opened yet and construction is still being carried out on a small portion of the track. To enable an early… Click to read article
Oct 30, 2014 Cycling

Cycling the Waikato River Trails

We had been talking about cycling the Waikato river trails for a while and when my partner Di put together a weekend trip overnighting at Out in the Styx there was a lot of interest. Day One - 58km Our group of eight meet up at the Horahora Rd… Click to read article
Feb 28, 2014 Cycling

Cycling the Otago Rail Trail

The Otago Rail trail or just a section/s of it is an excellent starting point for people new to cycling or families with young children. The infrastructure supporting the trail allows riders heaps of options for the lenght of your daily ride, cafe… Click to read article