This is one of the most the most scenic and varied with the route traveling through sub tropical forest, pacific coastlines, rural farmland and the Puhutakawa coastline of the Hauraki Gulf. The year the race will start in Thames and travel in an anticlockwise direction through Tairua, Whitianga, Coromandel and back to Thames.
The event is named after Kuaotunu, an enchanting community on the wild eastern coastline of the Coromandel Peninsula. In Maori, the name Kuaotunu means “to inspire fear in young animals” ! The 2 represents the almost 200km that the ride will cover. By coincidence Mito Q K2 is the 2nd highest, and probably the most difficult to climb, mountain in the World..
We strongly recommend that you book your accommodation early to stay in Thames on the Friday and Saturday night of the race. Check out the STAY section on our website for a detailed list of accommodation providers.
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