Maymorn | Intermediate | 12.6 km
Park on Plateau Road in Te Marua and ride along Maymorn Road until it turns into Parkes Line road. Turn right onto Mangaroa Hill Road and head over the Hill and down to the Maoribank traffic lights on Fergusson Drive. Turn right on Fergusson Drive and continue past Caltex Rimutaka before taking a left onto Akatarawa Road.
Follow Akatarawa Road and make a right turn into Gemstone Drive. Follow Gemstone Drive until you reach State Highway 2. Turn right, and continue down the Highway, being careful of traffic. Make a right turn back onto Plateau Road to complete the loop.
For those who wish to bypass the Highway, it is possible to use the Hutt River Trail, which can be accessed at several points along Gemstone Drive, however the River Trail in this section is a gravel surface and may not be appropriate for road bike tires.
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