Hey anyone got that new book by Lonely Planet on Cycling New Zealand? How about some advise from a local on the viability of some of these routes?
Final Note: Anyone actually interested in DOING IT? Let's start planning and get up to date with each other's training progress.
Mr & Mrs Schkaya
My parents cycled the length of the North & South Islands a few years back. They had both just turned 60 and the trip took then approximately three months.
We have had one couple stay with us here on our farm that were using this book, it was amazing the detail in it, including hill gradients. A bit difficult at times for them as they wer ein their seventies and some of the cycling times just couldn't be achieved for peopel in this age group. They were lucky to find us for the leg between Kohukohu and Kaitaia, as it was way too far for them to do in a day, becaus eof all the hill work