Jade and Jim

Cycling Eurasia


December 2018

A Kiwi Christmas

Well this week has been fairly lazy and gluttonous. Although doing our usual Christmas activities just doesn’t feel right when it’s 30°C. We reached Dunedin on Christmas eve, after some winding coastal roads and a good long gravel climb. The… Continue Reading →

Inland Scenic Route

This week was mostly spent following the Inland Scenic Route, through rolling farmland and the foothills of the alps. As we got closer to the southern alps and the alpine lakes, we got some incredible views of the mountains. At… Continue Reading →

From North to South

After a well earned day off in Wellington, trawling the bike shops after some new bottom brackets, and a lazy afternoon nap, we got the ferry across the Cook Straight to the South Island. The ferry crossing was really scenic,… Continue Reading →

Making friends with the cows and the sheep

We left Whanganui and headed east, following the Three Rrivers Trail through very hilly, very deserted farmland. It was just us and the cows and sheep. No big climbs but the constant up and down really takes it out of… Continue Reading →

Trail fun

We started the week at Lake Taupo. After getting fully stocked up on food we headed round the North of the lake, on little back roads, to Kinlock. From here we ditched the roads and traffic and got onto our… Continue Reading →

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