Our Recommendation: Day 1/Night 1 ( start Middlemarch finish Hyde )
From Middlemarch it’s a gentle 27km climb through the Strath Taieri Valley to Hyde. You will find Hyde Coffee Caravan & Store located in the main street, which is your only chance to refill your body if you choose to cycle another 25km Waipiata. Check the coffee Caravan is open if not take extra supplies for the days journey.
If you choose to only cycle that 28km to Hyde for your first days ride you have three choices for accommodation town. You can sleep in the Hyde or transfer to Waipiata or Macraes Flat. Some accommodation providers transport solutions for guests staying in their accommodation.
The distance between towns ( Middlemarch to Clyde )
- Middlemarch to Hyde: 27km
- Hyde to Kokonga: 14.5km
- Kokonga to Waipiata: 10.5km
- Waipiata to Ranfurly: 8 km
- Ranfurly to Wedderburn: 13km
- Wedderburn to Oturehua: 12km
- Oturehua to Lauder: 23km
- Lauder to Omakau: 7km
- Omakau to Chatto Creek: 12km
- Chatto Creek to Alexandra: 17km
- Alexandra to Clyde: 8km