DiscoverAotearoa Adventures091: Finding Freedom in Slow Travel and Bikepacking with Nicole Koch
091: Finding Freedom in Slow Travel and Bikepacking with Nicole Koch

091: Finding Freedom in Slow Travel and Bikepacking with Nicole Koch

Update: 2024-06-07
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Growing up between Whangaparoa and Seattle gave Auckland firefighter Nicole Koch an adventurous spirit, inspiring her solo bikepacking trip from Queen Charlotte to Cromwell. On a $500 mountain bike, Nicole chased freedom and slow travel in the South Island, choosing a route of her own. Following a difficult break up, the 1200km journey gave her 14 days of biking to take time off work, a mental escape through the natural beauty of Aotearoa. Nicole shares the day-to-day challenges of a solo adventure and the experiences that kept her motivated. She also gives advice to anyone wanting to travel as a slower pace on a bike, along with her favorite bike trail suggestions in the South Island.




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Thank you so much for tuning in and coming along for the ride. If you love the show and enjoyed listening, please take the time to leave a review on Apple or Spotify. I would also love to connect with you, so send me a DM on Instagram, leave me a voice message and I can’t wait to see you next time. Until then, keep adventuring :)




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091: Finding Freedom in Slow Travel and Bikepacking with Nicole Koch

091: Finding Freedom in Slow Travel and Bikepacking with Nicole Koch

Abigail Hannah