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THE WELLINGTONIAN, JANUARY 24, 2013
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World class: The Rimutaka Rail Trail.
NZ's great cycle trails
By JIM CHIPP
There is no need for keen New Zealand cyclists to
fly overseas for their next expedition.
Mountainbiking guide writer Jonathon Kennett
said France was often the destination for moun-
tainbikers, but there were plenty of trips for riders
of all abilities in New Zealand.
You could spend however long it takes to earn
the money to buy the plane ticket to France, or you
could just go to the South Island,'' he said.
There are 46 routes around New Zealand and
there are French restaurants and accommodation
if you want the European experience.''
With his brothers, Simon and Paul, Kennett has
added Classic New Zealand Cycle Trails to their
catalogue of mountainbiking guides.
Each ride is conservatively graded from one
(very easy) to five (expert). Grade one and two
rides are suitable for families and children under
12. Kennett said the grades were based on kaya-
king and rock-climbing grading systems and were
simplistic. A high grade could mean the ride
ventures on to a busy road or could indicate tech-
nical difficulty, so readers should look to the text
for reasons, he advised.
Three of the routes are in the Wellington region:
the Hutt River and Rail Trail, Route 52 and Wai-
rarapa back roads.
All the trails are described in detail from the
authors' experiences. They include photographs,
maps, altitude graphs, and a guide to food, accom-
modation and bike hire.
Asked to pick a logical next expedition for people
who have just completed the Otago Rail Trail,
Kennett nominated the Hauraki Rail Trail in the
It's similar to the Otago Rail Trail, but with
Classic New Zealand Cycle Trails is available in
book stores or directly from Kennett.co.nz.
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