We recently completed the 150km ride from Clyde to Middlemarch (along with 10km of deviations!). Totally fantastic and I would recommend everyone to do this ride. Admittedly we had the best weather ever and only rode for 4 hours a day, stopping for lattes along the way.
The scenery was breath taking in places and the trail was amazingly maintained and very easy to ride.
Places you must stop and visit - Pitches Store in Ophir, the pub in Lauder (however don't try to move the outdoor glass table - needless to say they are one table short after our visit!!) - awesome publican here, the Ida Valley Kitchen Cafe in Oturehua, Hawkdun Lodge Motel in Ranfurly - are all worth a mention. Fantastic service.
The trail itself is an easy ride and riders of all abilities can ride it.
You can chose to ride it in one day (as did an 82 year old man just recently), or over 2 1/2 days like us with riding just 4 hours a day, or some take longer.
Go on... Do it today:)
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