We were halfway of our planned route for the North Island and the summer welcomed us earlier this year. Because we used to live on the South Island, we were not used to the heat and we realized that it is much more comfortable to ride in cool climate than in hot days. Due to this change in temperature, our habits also had to change. We started having an early start, to take advantage of the morning breeze and around noon, we would take a longer break to wait until the sun cools down.
We left Rotorua relatively late, because in the morning we went to visit Red Woods Park,
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After almost two weeks without touching the bicycles, we left Auckland towards the Coromandel Peninsula. The first pedalling day wasn’t easy because there were eternal 60km of up and downs, the Kiwis called it “ondulations”. Among these climbs, there was one that was called: the snake hill! As we were a little bit rusted due the resting days, the first day was the readaptation.
We arrived at the end of the afternoon on the Read more “Between People, Beaches and New Zealand Culture”
We left our bikes (Carmem Miranda and Ratatouille) on vacation, we got a relocation Motor Home and we had five days to drive from Christchurch to Auckland, as it was a short time, we pick some places where we would not be able to cycle around.
We drove until Kaikōura, one of the most affected cities at the earthquake, it happens last year, the road is still under reconstruction and Read more “Motor Home and The Tongariro Alpine Crossing”
The firsts kilometers are very challenge and rewarding at the same time, we arrived in Wanaka on the 07th OCutober 2017, after we crossed one part of the West Coast.
The West Coast is one of the most remote and sparsely populated regions of the country. The rainforest is predominant, the rains are constant in most of the year. The main cities are Read more “Five Hundred Fifty Kilometres”
After a beautiful trip around Brazil to visit the family, friends and reload the energies, we got back to Greymouth, our city here in New Zealand, a city in the country side very easygoing, charming to our point of view, it rains a lot around, in the winter get really cold, but on the sunny Read more “First Days”