Today we went to Hikutaia , and went up the rail trail cycle path from Paeroa up to Hikutaia. We returned on the road...the rail trails are built for mountain bikes but there was a rut smooth enough for road tyres....still, I find that nerve wracking!! I'm not one for cyclo cross!! Total mileage 80km (50 miles) which with stops was about right.
In Paeroa we stopped at the L&P....Lemon and Paeroa (spring water) cafe (unfortunately now produced by a large American company..C....and I'm assured it doesn't taste as it used to)