. General Information
Cycling any of these routes should be avoided during August due to an extensive spraying programme operating in the Kiwifruit orchards.
The sun is very damaging in New Zealand. It is recommended you wear a good Sunblock even on cloudy days.
As new trails are added into the area, these suggested routes will change.
January in New Zealand is a very busy month with school holidays, and general holiday makers, especially at the stunningly beautiful beaches of Mount Maunganui and Papamoa - Extra care needs to be taken when cycling in that area.
December - February: 28 C + low of 10 C March, April, even into May are beautiful riding months: 21 C high, 4 C
low Generally our wet cold months are June, July, August. July and August being the coldest. 15 C high, low of 1 or 2 C. September, October, November, Windy months, high of 24 C low of 5 C, can be unsettled. February, March, April being the best.
Auckland to Thames 115km, Auckland to Cambridge 147km, Auckland to Tauranga 204km, Auckland to Rotorua 228km, Auckland to Taupo 275km,
Wellington to Taupo 371km, Wellington to Rotorua 452km. Wellington to Tauranga 521km, Wellington to Mount Maunganui 524km
Rotorua to Taupo 81.3km, Rotorua to Tauranga 63.6km, Rotorua to Mount Maunganui 69.8km, Rotorua to Opotiki 133km
Tauranga to Cambridge 82.4km. Mount Maunganui to Opokiti 129km Taupo to Napier 141km
There are Airports at Hamilton, Tauranga, Whakatane, Rotorua, Taupo & Napier
All phone numbers rung from overseas to NZ 064 + area number ( which is 7 in the Bay of Plenty ) then the number
064 7 … Within NZ 07 ….
There is limited cell phone coverage part way up Maniatutu Rd to Otaramarae and on Rotoehu Rd
Emergency number in New Zealand is 111 you will be asked if you want: Police, Fire or Ambulance.