West Coast ride to Nelson and Picton and ferry boat to Wellington

From Hokitika my plan is to cycle by the coastline up to Westport andf then cross the island over to Nelson and Picton from where the ferryboat over to North Island and Wellington departure. My first 60 km was quite easy bike, no slopes or mountain passes and the scenery was also nice. I passed Greymouth without to stop and continued to Runanga where I did a short break for Coffe at a small cafe. [...]

By |maj 9th, 2019|Journey Blog, Ocianien|0 Comments

Hokitika and my bike fixed

The bus tour to Hokitika took about 3, 5 hours and the road was outstandingly beautiful. It is seldom you get to experience such beautiful landscapes. Morning lights and fog over Lake Mapourika. It's quiet, no traffic. You get a spiritual thought when you see such views. In Hokitika, I stay two nights at Mountain Jade and Backpackers hostel. I got the bike fixed, new rear tire and three new inner tubes and [...]

By |maj 2nd, 2019|Journey Blog, Ocianien|0 Comments

Hiking among the FJ glaciers

While I was waiting for my bus to Hokitika I took a jeep ride up to one of them. An helicopter trip had cost me with the cheapest option 270 NZD. Ten minutes flight, five minutes on the glacier and then back the same way. Had I wanted to stay longer it would have cost over NZD 400. The Jeep trip cost 25 NZD and then I could have an agrement with the driver to [...]

By |maj 2nd, 2019|Journey Blog, Ocianien|0 Comments

The Glaciers and rear tyre explosion

From Bruce Bay to Fox Glacier was quiet easy cycling but Chilly.  The landscape I ride through is good so incredibly beautiful. Green everywhere and also lots of cows and sheep. ' The roads are narrow and winding, some tough slopes but also nice views. I arrives at Fox Glacier at 16 o'clock and finds a good campsite with laundry facilities, shower and kitchen. Fox Glacier is an small village Everything in the village [...]

By |maj 1st, 2019|Journey Blog, Ocianien|0 Comments

The Bruce Bay and the Glaciers

After two rest days at Wilderness Accommodation I was ready for the next goal. Glacier resorts or Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. The first day's cycling was both easy and tough, hilly and steep, but also very, very beautiful. My first  stop was at Ship Creek Walk but the flies was to many and aggressive so I stayed only few minutes. My next stop was more was more necessary. Three tough slopes made my legs quite [...]

By |april 25th, 2019|Journey Blog, Ocianien|0 Comments

Tasmanien sea and Haast

WEST COAST NEXT I woke up tired and frozen and the tent canvas was icy. I skipped the breakfast until later when the sun has rised up. Morning from Hasst pass was cold and wet The route down to the coast is easy, mostley downwards and flat. The road is in some places dark with moisture so I need to keep a cool head and not let the speed take over. After around one [...]

By |april 25th, 2019|Journey Blog, Ocianien|0 Comments

The most beautiful cyclingroad I ever ride on

The morning os cold and I feel frozen. I slept restlessly during the night, probably because of the cold. No breakfast, not in a mood making breakfast when the temperature is below zero. First two three km upwards, then flat for an km but the last one a really tough climbing up to Lake Hawea lookout. Divine but cold morning andf Lake Hawea is also with me If I was exhaused few minutes ago [...]

By |april 23rd, 2019|Journey Blog, Ocianien|0 Comments

Two days in Twizel, Lindis pass and Lake Hawea

I Stayed in Twizel at High Country Lodge & Backpackers for two days. I think it was necessary. Shower, and laundry up some clothes. Twizel is an very small town, but very cozy and close to Mount Cook. Then, I have few nice and unforgettable bike days through valleys and up over mountain passes. I don't get enough of these beautiful roads and views Soon I reach Twizel and a much needed [...]

By |april 23rd, 2019|Journey Blog, Ocianien|0 Comments

Crossing South Island to West Coast

From Rakaia to Geraldine it was a quite easy and nice bicycle riding. The landscape changes quite a bit, from the flat and vast areas to more hilly and forested. The roads also become narrower but also more beautiful. When I leave my campsite just outside Geraldine, the weather becomes more chilly. It is now really noticed that it is autumn. Planted in 1953 as a reminder that Queen Elizabeth II visited this city [...]

By |april 23rd, 2019|Journey Blog, Ocianien|0 Comments

I Love Christchurch and New Zealand

I stayed in Christchurch for a little bit mor than a week. Four days after I landed on Christchurchs airport I got my tent back from Bio Security Authority company and now I allowed to use it everywhere on the island. I also took a bicycle tour down to Lyttleton and the coast road back via Sumner beach. Nice view down and Christchurch in the background It was a little bit tough to [...]

By |april 13th, 2019|Journey Blog, Ocianien|2 Comments