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    You might think that the Pedallers' Paradise maps are a bit sparse on details but Nigel says, "New Zealand has lots of land, mountains, fiords, parks, and farms between its roads and towns." 
    The text information combined with the maps and elevation graphs is precisely what bicycle tourists have demanded and find most useful. We've copied a bit of the text at the end of this information essay to show you the comprehensive nature of Pedallers'  Paradise.
    There are 18 major routes described in the North Island Guide; 18 major routes in the South Island Guide; plus numerous alternative routes and link road with descriptive text.
    Beautiful New Zealand with its fiords, mountains and rural roads. Truly a Pacific Ocean paradise. For bicyclists, New Zealand is a delightful place to pedal around. Friendly folks, amazing scenery and low trafficked roads. You'll need a Pedallers' Paradise guide to fully enjoy your bicycle tour. 
    Nigel Rushton knows his nation. He's bicycled on almost all of its roads and off road trails. Nigel wrote the Pedallers' Paradise series to meet New Zealanders' demand for accurate bicycle touring information.
    You will find the directions, maps, elevation graphs, lodging information, and touring information precisely what you need to pedal around New Zealand.
    Pedallers' Paradise: North Island and Pedallers' Paradise: South Island by Nigel Rushton fully describe road trips on both of the Islands which comprise New Zealand. The maps, elevation graphs and route directions are clear and concise in these bicycle
touring guides by New Zealander Nigel Rushton. The text describing each Island's geo-political region provide a virtual picture for your mind. Lodging and local attractions listings are provided in each book.
    For many years Nigel operated a bed and breakfast/camping area in addition to writing these outstanding New Zealand bicycle tour guides. Recently he moved to Christchurch where he is once again searching for a bed and breakfast to operate.

To give you a flavor of Nigel's direct and to the point but highly informative style we've copied a small sample of the text for this route.

        NORTH ISLAND CENTRAL REGION
        Route 14: ROTORUA - LAKE WAIKAREMOANA - WAIROA
ROUTE: ROTORUA - WAIROA on SH 36.  Distance: 211 km.
SERVICES: Rotorua
Alt.: 280m; Pop.: 52,000
Map & Track Shop, 1225 Fenton St., 07 349 1845 for track and backpacker info....
Food: All types of outlets.  Accom: Motor camp 4; backpacker hostel 8; motel, heaps; hotel,
many.  There are also motor camps in the following locations: Ngogaotaha 4; ... At Lake
Tarawera are 2 DoC camp sites (toilet, water)...
Transport: Train to/from Auckland.  Bus & shuttle to/from most places south of Auckland.
Bicycle shops: listed with addresses and telephone numbers.
ATTRACTIONS: Well, without  wanting to offend the local promotion body (but probably will),
the place stinks!  It is a haven for those who ate too many baked beans!  Yet in spite of of the
smell and the hype, Rotorua is a fascinating region to visit.  Tourists have been coming from all
over the world for more than a century to check out the natural wonders, take the waters and
observe Maori culture.
This is one of the best locations for an insight into Maori culture....
Apart from Whaka, other thermal areas are: [locations & routes are provided.]
Some other areas on this route which are listed with services: Kaingaroa Forest, Murupara,
Waikaremoana, Rosie Bay, Aniwaniwa, Frasertown....
GRADIENTS: [Elevation Graphs are above the Route descriptions.] Rolls and undulates up
out of Rotorua to SH 5/38 junction, then becomes gentle rolling as the road passes through
Kaingaroa Forest....

Paradise Press New Zealand Bicycle Tour Guides Price
Pedallers' Paradise: North Island, 2007-8 edition us $24.95
Pedallers' Paradise: South Island, 2007-8 edition us $24.95

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