Motukarara > Akaroa (67km, 4h30 to 622m)

Today is still sunny and It’s a pleasure. Careful, there is many pictures because every places were wonderful so it was difficult to limit the picture’s number. Now, I have more work to do :-)


Has I remarked yesterday, there is a cycle rail and Josiane told me about it but I think I missed a part already.

No car and a path just for me, I like that :-)

This path it’s an old railway and it’s called river trail. We know why…

There is several fence like this to get the animals away but with the bike I smash the door directly, vlan!

the lake side or use to be a lake …

Behind me.

The road is quite far and it’s nice :-)

The ground looks dry but it’s covered by the water… Is it possible? Maybe this place was dry for a while before.

Hello :-)

Fouaaa! So straight, so flat, but good warm up for the next part.

I like this picture and the view. Doesn’t looks like New Zealand at all. That’s why it’s my picture of the day :-)

I’m arriving in the sound. I will have to go up hill soon, I’m afroad.

A little break in a DOC’s place. Some chicken seam interested by my chocolate peanuts bar.

A bit in the bush, yes it’s nice too :-)

No transitions, I passed the small town called “Little River” and I’m now on the top (476m exactly) after a 50min ride, Fiou! That’s was easier than I expected but I’m happy to have reached the top!

Frenchs are never far away.

The over side toward Akaroa harbour. There is two road from here : one goes down and turn around the water, the other on, the tourist drive, pass by the summit. I’ll take the summit :-)

Roooh! I found my lunch break place :-)

Hey! What are you doing up there? Get lost? Come on I’m hungry!

Really nice view to eat :-)

Pigeon bay, mouarf!

Whouaaa, I’m going on the right for sure :-)

The view is wonderful!

Video part 01

Video part 02

Okay, Akaroa by the submit fits me :-) 5km more but certainly better view!

I’m turning all around. There is a target, the big boat.

And I would like to sleep here this night, right on the middle of the picture on a kind of peninsula but I don’t know if it’s possible. I will see.

Whouaa, good place for climbing :-) and there is climbers.

Yes here :-)

A picture is not enough to show how is the landscape here.

The same but 120° only.

Yes it’s me :-)

All around I said. Soon I will have a huge downhill haha :-)

The downhill is just behind me now but before a break front of the pacific ocean :-) shuuut…

Akaroa is down there.

Here I am. The descent was really cool. I love disc brake because I can stop if I want haha :-) yes yes, really! ;-)

This small town is nice but…

Many things are write in French. Why?

This park is situated just front of the harbour.

Rah, the cones… Touchy orange color.

I was up there.

I asked the price for one night, one person in a dorm : 32$ oups! Is there any bridge here? For free?

That’s a French tourism place, I’m sure now.

With buses and more but I like.

“Rue Lavaud” OK…

Cool boat, I will have one with 2 mountain bikes and trailers :-)

That’s a good place…

To eat sugar! Hmmm!

haha, I’m in France in fact :-) people around speak French as well.

“La boucherie du village” si si :-)

“Le belle villa” ah bein Ouai c’est sûr. He ho, English please…

Cute street.

Old woody house.

I like the colours.

Really cute and ready for tourist :-)

Oh, a light house, looks more quiet there.

Take a boat to come back? Never!

From the lighthouse.

Yes it is.

It’s nice.

And better in live :-)

View onto a restaurant.

Thank you Chinese man :-)

clouds, the come BACK! NOOOOOO!

Some shops, I don’t want to see the prices … I feel already pain to the a**.

Oooh :-)

Ah, the boat is gone.

They are getting bigger! Where is my bridge?!

Large view.

Left side.

Right side.

I’m eating and it’s getting dark, almost the time to find a free place.

Finally the could seam to stay on there spot. It’s better like this. OK, let’s move I have an idea where I should go. Good night!

2 thoughts on “Motukarara > Akaroa (67km, 4h30 to 622m)

  1. Has you explanation why informations are written in french ? Photographs are very very beautiful, and videos very very tiring ! I can’t look at the third, it is never starting.

    1. It’s writing in French because French came here and then sell the place to new Zealand and then English came and cut all the forest around, like every time …

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