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Star Ratings
5 star route rating
Corners : 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0
Straights : 1 star route rating Motorcycle Road1.0
Scenery : 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0
Road Surface : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Visibility : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Police Presence : green 1 Motorcycle Road1.0
Hazards : green 3 Motorcycle Road3.0

Info
Route Added By : Wheke
Date : April 13, 2013
Length : 495 kms / 307.6 miles GPX - ???
Road Type : Coastal
April 13, 2013 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

This is arguably one of the best rides in Aotearoa/NZ. Definitely one of the best in Te Ika A Maui/North Island (Im a local, trust me). Its a wee ways to get to either Whakatane or Gisborne from Auckland (main international), but worth it. Most roads in NZ are windy and made for bikes, but this East Cape route is pristine, sweeping bends, tight corners, near zero traffic (except a little in Dec/Jan holidays) and huge ocean views. You can return via Waioeka Gorge to make a loop from either city, but I prefer the coastal route. Fuel in Omaio only so gas up in the city and enjoy.


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  • Wheke
  • 2009 Buell Ulysses XB12XP
  • score: 43