It was a cold, foggy and clammy day with a bit of drizzle thrown in but we were keen to bike into Alexandra from where we were staying about 7 k’s from Alex at Derek and Andrea’s Park over Property.
Its a big space with plenty of powered sites, a toilet, $2 shower and a laundry along with water. And its $12 per van!
From here its and easy ride to either Clyde or Alexandra and the Otago Rail Trail is just 1/2 a kilometre away.
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After a coffee and a quick look around in Alex, we found the end of the trail by the bridge and set off along the river towards Clyde. Its about 12k and is supposed to take about 45 minutes.
Its a great ride and we came across several coming the other way on bikes and a few walkers.
About half way along there are old tailings where a lot of Gold was discovered, and there is what looks like an old drill bit from days gone by. When I say drill bit, its about 6ft in diameter so not something that would fit the Black and Decker !
We averaged about 15-18kph along the ride as its quite different from the Rail Trail (avg 25kph) with a few curves around trees and ups and down but this makes it a fun ride.
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It runs alongside the river and in several places you cross bridges, ride on boardwalks and there is even a small waterfall. Well worth doing. It took us a little more than ½ hour.
Eventually we came to the Clyde Bridge and rode off into Clyde.
A fun day
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