Despite intermittent rain, 77 people went to the opening of Te Ara Ahi Thermal by Bike. The trail transported us through unique geothermal sides, active with geysers and bubbling mud pools.
Highlights include cultural shows, bush walks and the lure of long soaks in soothing hot pools. The trail is humming with worthwhile distractions both on and off the bike. The first half of the ride was mostly off-road. The second half is mostly on road.
Wish we could finish our rides at thermal hotpools in Wellington!