New Zealand Cycle Adventure - CycleBlaze

New Zealand Cycle Adventure

Touring the north and south islands of New Zealand

By Margaret Kavanagh
2,054 km (1,276 miles) over 58 days between Dec. 18, 2016 and Feb. 13, 2017
Map of New Zealand: Serious cycling starts 11 Jan 17 heart 1
Off to NZ heart 1
Kia Ora: Means welcome heart 1
New Plymouth: Coastal pathway ride heart 1
Patti's first day: Easy coffee ride heart 1
Relaxing day heart 1
Christmas Eve in NZ: Up Barrett Rd-15% heart 1
Christmas Day: 9 hole scramble heart 1
Boxing Day: 18 holes at Ngamotu heart 1
Tues Dec 27: Drizzly ride heart 1
Last day in New Plymouth: Up to Pukeiti heart 1
Off to Napier heart 1
Napier NZ: Casual trail ride to the pub heart 1
New Years Eve 2016: 18 holes of golf heart 1
New Years Day 2017: Trail ride to Napier in the wind heart 1
Off to Matakana heart 0
Off to Kerikeri heart 0
Bay of Islands #1: 7 days to serious cycling heart 0
Culture and Cruising heart 0
Scuba diving and snorkelling heart 0
Taupo: A road and mountain ride heart 0
Auckland: Let the cycling tour begin heart 0
Clevedon to Thames: A good start heart 0
Coromandel: 3 good climbs heart 2
Coromandel to Whitianga: Two STEEP hills heart 0
Whitianga to Whangamata: Hot, humid, hilly but smaller ones heart 0
Whangamata to Matamata: A long and windy day heart 1
Matamata to Rotorua: Last day of the beaches tour heart 0
Rotorua rest day: Sort of heart 0
Rotorua to Taupo: Wet, windy and long heart 0
Turangi to Tongariro: Uphill all the way heart 0
Tongariro rest day: Hiking not cycling heart 0
Tongariro to Piopio: Seriously foul weather heart 0
Piopio to Waitomo: More wind, rain and some sun heart 0
Waitomo to Auckland: Last ride on the North Island heart 0
Fly to Christchurch, South Island: Rest and more riding heart 0
Christchurch South Island: Earthquake tour heart 0
Outer regions from Christchurch: Visiting middle earth heart 0
Touring Banks Peninsula: Last rest day heart 0
Canterbury Wine Tour: Wind and Wine heart 0
Back to Christchurch: Wine tour day two heart 0
Christchurch to Arthur's Pass: WINDY!!!!! heart 0
West Coast/Wet Coast: Improvise and overcome heart 0
Off to Fran Josef: The whole meal deal heart 0
Franz Josef rest day: Glacier and hot pool visits heart 0
Three Sisters to Lake Moeraki: Ok 2.25 sisters heart 0
Lake Moeraki to Makaroa: Haast Pass climb heart 0
Makaroa to Wanaka: Finally downwind!!! heart 0
Wanaka to Queenstown: The Crown Range-did it!!!! heart 0
Queenstown: Another rest day heart 0
Queenstown to Omarama: Lindis Pass ✅ heart 0
Twizel to Mt Cook: Spectacular!!! heart 0
Mt Cook to Fairlie: Even more spectacular!!!! heart 0
Fairlie to Christchurch: The last day of cycling heart 0
Christchurch again: and heading home heart 0