Monday Roots

Giant Carrots & Old Coach Roads

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Fact: Ohakune is NZ's carrot capital! Nestled under the mighty Mt Tongariro where there is much radness to be explored.

 

Another crack of dawn Saturday morning mission was ahead of us.... this time we opted for the  4.5 hour road trip South before hitting up the trail.... and as always there were a few side of the road coffee brew stops along the way. We had a fair bit of misty rain during our trip south, but hey its winter what do ya expect! 

Old Coach Road - was simply that an old coach road, it was built in the 1900's for carting supplies & materials while building the rail way lines. Once the railway was up in running the road was left, no longer required, nature did its thing and reclaimed it. Until..... a hunter decided to go exploring, did some research and a long story short restored this old connector road added a few bridges & things and boom a cycle trail was born and opened in 2010.

This trail was pretty damn fun, nothing sketchy a are real sweet ride!!!

Old cobbled parts of the road make for bumpy adventure in parts, even with my epic fat tyres! Rad old railway bridges no longer in service make for sweet rest stops and views!

The ride back to the start was fast and fun, felt mostly downhill all the way, and with a hot brew with our names on it back at the ute it was on, after being rained on a bunch of the way back it was totally welcomed!! 

1x puncture, 1x bail, 100% rad time