Day 10 | Mangawhai to Warkworth

Valleys and danger

Date: 17 Dec 23

This is an unremarkable section except for the fact that it is a three valley ride, taking us along Tomarata, Whangaripo and Matakana valley roads, but it is distinguished for the highly dangerous Matakana to Warkworth section. With no shoulders, heavy traffic, and lots of SUVs we knew it would be bad, and my original schedule would have had us doing it on a Friday afternoon or Monday, but it worked out to be Sunday due to a lack of affordable accommodation in Matakana and the dinner we had booked with cousin Judy and my pseudo twin Mike in Warkworth that night. Bamboo is excellent
Annie’s bnb just north of Warkworth is a real treat too with a quirky shop full of collectibles, and they provide a full breakfast. Another of Jill’s best finds.

Supplies: Matakana, or Warkworth with a full sized supermarket

Accommodation: Annie’s B&B

These videos are best viewed on a computer screen. Turning your phone sideways helps

Total distance: 56.72 km
Max elevation: 257 m
Min elevation: 5 m
Total climbing: 875 m
Total descent: -841 m
Total time: 05:38:04
Download file: MangawhaiToWarkworth.gpx

Battery use: 70% | 440Wh


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