Make sure you are fuelled up for this section as there are not many options for re-supply from Riwaka through to Tapawera which is 52km away.
From the information board at Riwaka carefully cross the main highway onto Factory Road and follow the road and cycle trail signs to West Bank Road. With beautiful scenery and quiet roads the ride to Woodstock is an enjoyable section where the kilometres will pass quickly under your wheels. You will be peddling through orchards, hop gardens, farmland and native bush on quiet back-roads, running between the Motueka River and the eastern boundary of Kahurangi National Park.
On a warm summer day choose from the numerous picturesque swimming spots along the Motueka River to have a refreshing paddle.
At the end of the sealed section of West Bank Road cross the bridge over the Motueka River and head a few hundred metres along the Motueka Valley Highway before turning into Dovedale Road.