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E-Biking on the Roads of the Coromandel Peninsula
Details & Date of Ride
In December 2021, over 13 days and covering around 300km over the ride, we E-Biked the Coromandel Peninsula. We travelled approximately 40kms/day on our E-Bikes. We biked the main road from Waihi around the Coromandel Peninsula (Whangamata, Tairua, Whitianga, Whangapoua, Coromandel, Thames) and returned to Waihi. During the ride we had a rest day, plus a day to explore. Our E-bikes had to recharge some days as its hilly so battery use is more!
Bikes and Carrying Gear
We travelled on E-Bikes and towed a gear trailer for some of our stuff, it was excellent to pull behind the E Bikes.
My biking experience and capabilities
I have been riding regularly for about 30+ years.
I’m comfortable riding tracks up to level 3, but choose to stay on easier tracks and roads where possible these days!
Your Experience of the Ride
It was exciting and very challenging for me. I loved the freedom scenery and bird life. The people we met. Wonderful accomodation, glamping included at Whangapoua, my favourite place.
Loved it, but we had some long days due to recharging batteries, or stopping to explore and chat to people. I felt it was one of our best holidays. The weather was mixed, a storm passed through so we had to stay longer at Whitianga, overall though it was pleasant cycling weather.
I don’t know how that ride would be now after the floods. Don’t be put off by the road traffic, we had good lights, and a flag on the small trailer. We made way for all traffic to pass, especially on narrow roads.
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