I am planning a tour during Christmas break while my wife is away with our daughter to see my inlaws, if you want to join me you are more than welcome (I will join them in February)
This would be my 5th Tour within New Zealand.
I plan to ride from Nelson to Invercargil, I did Nelson to Invercargill in 2003 via West Coast, and Christchurch to Queenstown in 2006, This time I may alter the route so Central Otago is covered.
Exact route is to be confirmed, but I know the starting date will need to be 21/22nd Dec. and finishing around 5/6th January.
I ride anything between 80-120km per day. If needed I can do 200km per day (Central Asia, 2009). I ususally have lunch while I ride, I dont do fixed small breaks every hour but if there is a nice lookout yes then I stop for half an hour or so.