Had a cool southerly change sweep north yesterday but a perfectly fine day forecast for our completion of the Clutha Gold Trail. We arranged transport back for ourselves and bikes to Millars crossing. A cracking frost and a mere 3 degrees c outside when we left so we were well kitted up on our start.
The ride to Beaumont closely follows the Clutha River – very picturesque scenes. We soon warmed up under the perfect sunny day that was almost perfectly still.
The last 19 Kms from Beaumont moves inland following the old rail tracks from the service from Milton to Roxburgh that survived up until the mid 1960’s. One climb up to an interesting old tunnel before it moves through mixed farmland till finally arriving at Lawrence.
Suggest that you should really do the Roxburgh Gorge and the Clutha Gold as one ride over 2 to 3 days . ( we took 2 ) you could of course start at Middlemarch and do the Otago Rail trail to Alexandra then straight on to do the Rox Gorge and the Clutha Gold make a good week or so