Three rides around Wanaka

Hawea – Wanaka

Feb 11 2023
Grade 2.
Nice gentle day

Total distance: 44.25 km
Max elevation: 357 m
Min elevation: 280 m
Total climbing: 595 m
Total descent: -595 m
Total time: 04:09:01
Download file: Hawea_-_Wanaka_.gpx

Upper Clutha and Newcastle Loop

Feb 12 2023
Grade 3+
A local favourite and not much publicised, but this was one of the best one day rides we have done anywhere. There are plans afoot to make the Upper Clutha track a much more family-friendly Grade 2 track, and possibly extend it to Cromwell

Total distance: 37.62 km
Max elevation: 315 m
Min elevation: 250 m
Total climbing: 629 m
Total descent: -634 m
Total time: 03:58:45
Download file: Upper Clutha Newcastle.gpx

Glendhu Bay Track

Feb 13 2023
Grade 3-4.

They say “Intermediate” on the sign but it is definitely G4 most of the way, and I have to concentrate too much at that level to enjoy the ride – it’s more like achieving than having fun.

There are beautiful views of Wanaka that can’t be had any other way and we enjoyed it so much we took the road home. I’ve since heard from quite a few other riders that they did the same.

Total distance: 44.31 km
Max elevation: 351 m
Min elevation: 281 m
Total climbing: 698 m
Total descent: -701 m
Total time: 03:40:42
Download file: Glendhu_Bay_.gpx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *