2 Day Tour : Christchurch - Arthurs Pass - Franz Josef Glacier - Haast - Geraldine (NZ_TTC 2)

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5 star route rating
Corners : 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0
Straights : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Scenery : 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0
Road Surface : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Visibility : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Police Presence : green 2 Motorcycle Road2.0
Hazards : green 3 Motorcycle Road3.0

Route Added By : rabbit
Date : January 11, 2017
Length : 983 kms / 610.8 miles
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Road Type : Mountainous
Map Key : Red = Excellent | Blue = Good | Purple = Other Recommended
January 11, 2017 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

South Island 2/3 Day Tour (1000kms) This very long 1000km route should be done over 2 or 3 days and follows one of the most beautiful and famous roads in New Zealand. This route should not have been affected by recent earthquakes too much but it is possible, particularly as you get closer to Christchurch that you will see some of the impact of this very sad natural occurrence. Heading Northwest from Christchurch this route takes in much of the natural beauty of the South Island by combining several of its preferred biker roads. To start with it heads straight for the spectacular Great Alpine Highway / Arthur’s Pass an amazing road, lots of variation and very different at different times of the year. The weather can also be dramatically different on one side of the alps to the other, well worth continuing in bad weather! Steep climbs, ups and downs, dramatic changes in scenery and some great curves make this an excellent biking road. The route then continues onto the famous SH6 coastal route. This ripping tarmac goes round the glacier and along the coast and can keep you amused (literally) all day. The second part of this tour takes us along the SH8 which has great lake and mountain sights and nice curves, then to the twisty 79 and 77 take us back to near Christchurch

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  • rabbit
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