Stage 9 – Trek


Stage 9 – Rameka

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Start

Tui

Finish

Totaranui

Distance

140km

Ascent / Descent

+1470m / -1800m

Estimated Fast Time

10hrs

Estimated Slow Time

15hrs
A long cycle stage that takes the teams north, descending from Kahurangi National Park, across the Arthur Range, towards Abel Tasman National Park. The first half of the ride uses road and 4×4 tracks and teams will make relatively fast progress as the route descends towards the sea from the mountains. All change though at the bottom of Takaka Hill which will be a grueling climb for teams at this stage of the race. However, what goes up must come down and teams will descend the legendary Rameka one of the best single track rides in New Zealand that starts from Canaan Downs. From the bottom it’s a scenic stunner as teams head for Golden Bay along the sandy beaches, before the final climb (oh those poor legs) to get to Totaranui.
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