Category Archives: bicycle touring

Bicycling From Hobart To Bruny Island

My ’round Tasmania bike tour ended with a ride back into Hobart and a room at the Prince of Wales Hotel in the Battery Point district of the city.  I got there in the early afternoon.  The next day would be Good Friday, … Continue reading

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Pix Of Tasmania’s East Coast – Hobart to St. Helens

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Finally – the first batch of pix of my ’round Tasmania bike ride. These come from the first week and cover the route up Tassie’s east coast from Hobart. Rolling countryside, farm fields, and beaches, beaches, beaches – an enjoyable … Continue reading

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Bicycling New Zealand’s South Island – Part 7 – Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula

Previous Post:  Part 6 – From Queenstown To Invercargill All images enlarge with a click; all blue text leads to additional info with a click. New Zealand’s South Island offers some great bicycle touring possibilities.  While I did not have … Continue reading

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Bicycling South Island New Zealand: Part Six- To Southland and the Otago Peninsula

Previous Post: Part Five – Over The Haast Pass To Queenstown Rather than committing myself to a definite itinerary for the second half of my South Island Ramble, I left it “to be determined”.  To make sure that I had … Continue reading

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Bicycling South Island New Zealand: Part Five – Over The Haast Pass to Queenstown

Previous Post: Part Four – The West Coast Road From Greymouth To Haast This was my favourite leg of the entire trip – with the day from Wanaka to Queenstown via the Cardrona Road being my #1 favourite and the … Continue reading

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Bicycling South Island New Zealand: Part Four – The West Coast Road

Previous Post: Part 3 – From Christchurch To Greymouth Via Arthur’s Pass Click here for the Google map of the ride down the West Coast from Greymouth. There aren’t many route choices! It is State Highway #6 all the way… … Continue reading

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Bicycling South Island New Zealand: Part Three – Crossing the Southern Alps Via Arthur’s Pass

Previous Post: Part 2 – Bicycling In and Around Christchurch Day One: From Christchurch to Springfield – 60 km (All images enlarge and all blue text leads to a related web page with a click.) Finally – the ride begins! … Continue reading

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Bicycling New Zealand’s South Island – Part 2: In & Around Christchurch

Previous  Post: Part 1:  Planning A Three-Week Bike Tour of New Zealand’s South Island (All images enlarge and all blue text leads to a related web page with a click.) Twenty-five hours after having left snowy Toronto, I was finally in … Continue reading

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Bicycling South Island New Zealand: Part One – Planning A Three-Week Route

Why New Zealand? (All images enlarge and all blue text leads to a related web page with a click.) I got to New Zealand in a round-about sort of way. After my bicycle tour of eastern Cuba in January of … Continue reading

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Toronto to Ottawa (Via Peterborough and Bancroft) Bicycle Trip- Pix & Summary

It was a Sunday afternoon at the beginning of June. Some five hours after having left downtown Toronto I was approaching Port Hope on a traffic-free stretch of the Waterfront Trail that hugs the north shore of Lake Ontario.  (The Trail … Continue reading

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