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Home Forums Riding Where to ride NEW ZEALAND T2B ROUTE (TOP 2 BOTTOM) Reply To: NEW ZEALAND T2B ROUTE (TOP 2 BOTTOM)


  • Location: Auckland
  • Bike: DL650, DRZ250, DRZ400S,
  • Rank: 1000cc Rider

The Taranaki Loop……

332kms of some of the best gravel roads in the North Island, forests, rivers, tunnels, mountains, coffee, pies and gas. Who could ask for more. This loop can be done from anywhere but if on a smaller bike it makes sense to start from somewhere you can gas up, so Urenui or Taumaranui. It would be a full on days riding.

I have assumed anticlockwise so that the easier part is the run back up to Taumaranui but could of course be in either direction

I should mention here a word of thanks to Mike Hyde, whose book inspired a lot of this and of course to Micawberism from ADVRider forum. I’ll be posting this over there too for comment.

Any comments? Have I missed any important bits out?