Cycling Wai-iti to Spooners Tunnel

Sep 11, 2017 Hits: 31
We parked at the carpark beside the road at Wai-iti and cycled up to and thru Spooners Tunnel, returning the same…

Cycling Barnicoat Walkway, Wilddershins and Involution Trails

Jul 15, 2017 Hits: 171
Started from Mardsan Valley roadend and cycled up logging access road (Barnicoat Walkway) to start of Widdershins which…

Cycling the Dunn Mountain Trail

Jul 09, 2017 Hits: 200
Started from Matai Valley Carpark and joined trail at Tantragee Saddle so it was all downhill or flat back to the…

Fringed Hill, Nelson

Apr 24, 2017 Hits: 446
After moving down to Nelson just before Easter a perfect blue sky on Anzac Day provided the opportunity to explore one…

Cycling the Bridge to Nowhere

Mangapurua Trig
Dec 31, 2016 Hits: 1577
The Bridge to Nowhere (part of Mountains to Sea) was the last North Island NZ Cycle trail that we hadn't completed and…

Cycling the Tongariro River Trail

Apr 29, 2016 Hits: 950
Over Anzac weekend we stayed at our Tramping Club Lodge up on Ruapehu which gave us the opportunity to do a few rides…

Cycling the Old Coach Road

Apr 28, 2016 Hits: 1292
Over Anzac weekend we stayed at our Tramping Club Lodge up on Ruapehu which gave us the opportunity to do a few rides…

Cycling The Old Ghost Road

Sidling around the slopes of Mt Montgomery
Mar 26, 2016 Hits: 9055
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…

Cycling the Hawkes Bay Trails

Jan 08, 2016 Hits: 2743
After our road trip down to the Wairarapa to do the Rimutaka Cycle trail we based ourselves in Clive for a few days to…

Cycling the Rimutaka Cycle Trail

Dec 29, 2015 Hits: 3655
Whilst down in the Wairarapa we just had to fit in the Rimutaka Cycle Trail as it was one of the north island cycle…

Cycling Alps to Ocean

May 29, 2015 Hits: 7678
Route Details Day One, Mt Cook village to Guide Hill Station, 42km Day Two, Guide Hill Station to Twizel, 46km Day…

Cycling Te Ara Ahi

A large hot pool at the Paeroa Thermal Bluffs
Mar 01, 2015 Hits: 3511
Te Ara Ahi - Waiotapu to Lake Ohakuri and return. We couldn't find much information on this stretch of Te Ara Ahi, so…

Cycling the Motu Trails

Derelict bus on side of road near Takaputahi Road
Feb 12, 2015 Hits: 4663
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…

Cycling Pirau Ridge Track - Puketi Forest Northland

Jan 06, 2015 Hits: 1334
As the name suggests this 21km (return) track follows a ridge so there are plenty of wee undulations. The surface was…

Cycling the Twin Coast Cycle Trail (Kaikohe to Horeke Rd)

Jan 04, 2015 Hits: 3077
During the 2015 New Years extended weekend we had the opportunity to ride part of the soon to be completed (hopefully)…

Cycling the Forgotten World Highway

Day One - western end of the Tangarakau Gorge
Dec 21, 2014 Hits: 6277
Trip Plan Day One: Bus from Auckland to Taumarunui, stay overnight at the Taumarunui Holiday Park Day Two: 82km -…

Cycling the Timber Trail

Protests in the 1970s
Dec 21, 2014 Hits: 2927
Just completed riding one of John Key's new cycleways in the Pureroa forest park west of Late Taupo. The Timber Trail…

Cycling the Waikato River Trails

First section on Lake Kairopiro
Oct 30, 2014 Hits: 3086
We had been talking about cycling the Waikato river trails for a while and when my partner Di put together a weekend…

Cycling the Otago Rail Trail

Feb 27, 2014 Hits: 2853
 The Otago Rail trail or just a section/s of it is an excellent starting point for people new to cycling or families…