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Monday, 19 January 2015

Jaro and his bike are now in New Zealand.....

Continuing south-west on the return leg, there is a choice of two routes in Parua Bay. The easier one is along the shore of the bay through Onerahi (where Whangarei airport is)....
but this is a busy, often narrow road, with all the traffic going to-and-from the beaches at McLeod Bay and Whangarei Heads in the south-east of the peninsula.

The other choice is Owhiwa Road and Mount Tiger Road, turning inland, north-west. This is another very quiet road, but extremely hilly, with forests instead of beaches around.  It is the better pick in my opinion, and definitely safer.

So, having done this loop a few times, does that make me a Patauan Apprentice?  And will The Force be strong on the hill climbs.....

Route map and profile:  Distance 76.5 kms.  Max. alt. 320 m  Max. grade 16.5%
Total climbing: 1,308 m.
Photos belong to Jaro Franta.

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