Cycling in New Zealand - Westland (Chapter)
This is the Westland chapter from Lonely Planet's Cycling New Zealand guidebook.
Cycling along the west coast of the South Island is either your wildest dream or your worst nightmare. The thin strip of land sandwiched between the Southern Alps and the Tasman Sea is a shooting gallery of strong winds, heavy rain and other inclement inconveniences. But get beyond the foreboding veneer and you'll discover it's true magnificence.
- see tumbling glaciers almost kissing the sea
- get blown away (literally!) by the rugged solitude of the wild and wet west coast
Coverage includes: History, Environment, Climate, Planning, Getting To/From the Rides, The Rides, The West Coast, Towns & Facilities.
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