Only a year old, the Hauraki Rail Trail is already one of New Zealand's most popular cycle trails.
Andrew Bain specialises in adventures and can usually be found walking, cycling or paddling in empty corners of the world.
The North Island's extraordinary landscapes are constantly transforming.
As cycling holidays become the first choice of travel for a growing number of us, there is no shortage of places to conquer, writes Andrew Bain.
Everything about this coffee is perfection ... at least until you drink it in the country it comes from.