April 15, 2014

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New Zealand Cycle Touring Route - Around Lake Rotorua

It is 42.2 kilometers around Lake Rotorua and I always do it clockwise because the best part of the ride is down the west side of the lake. The road around the lake goes through Ngongotaha.

Cycling around Lake Rotorua 
A nice day for a ride around the lake
The highlight is the Hamurama Springs on the western side just before it heads around the lake.
There are some hills after the springs but they are not to bad. When you arrive back in Rotorua there may be time to do it again. If you stay in Rotorua you can always sit in a hot pool to celebrate a great day on the road.

Lake Rotorua

Redwood Forest Rotorua
Mt Biking Rotorua - Whakarewarewa Forest

Hamurana Springs - A great place to stop on the bridge going around Lake Rotorua

When in Rotorua you should experience the Redwood Forest Mountain Bike Park which is located in the Whakarewarewa Forest which is close to the city centre. It has numerous well maintained bike trails with great views of the area and you can spend a day in here and only see a fraction of it.

Lake Rotokakahi (Green Lake)

Lake Rotokakahi (Green Lake)


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