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SINZ II Tour Blog: Day 6 Kurow to Oamaru 80km

Todays ride would be one of the toughest. It was a scorching hot day. We rode the gravel track, crossing several dried up rivers and then had a stop at the Maori Rock Art site for a walk.

From there we continued through Duntroon, and then climbed up a steep hill to the Elephant Rocks, which were impressive rock formations of the side of the trail.  The trail continued on to further interesting limestone escarpments along Island Cliff.

The trail then degenerated into soft white limestone gravel, which is horrific to ride on.  Up until then, the Alps 2 Ocean trail was perfectly manicured trail, this stuff is like riding on lumpy flour.

It was a painful grind for the last 40km to the finish in Oamaru.  We were completely shattered by the time we reached our accommodation, so we decided not to finish the Alps 2 Ocean trail today (which ends at the pier on Oamaru beach), leaving it for the next day.

We had a BBQ dinner which Gaetano took charge of, and it was quite a feast for the ravenous riders.

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