Flight Centre


The Flight Centre K2 – 2,300 metres of screaming descent !

The Flight Centre K2 is possibly the toughest one day cycle challenge in the Southern Hemisphere. It is also one of the most scenic and varied with the route traveling through sub tropical forest, pacific coastlines, rural farmland and the Pohutukawa coastline of the Hauraki Gulf.

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 Flight Centre K2 is the 2nd highest, and probably the most difficult to climb, mountain in the World..


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28th  October 2017

This next race marks the 16th anniversary of the Flight Centre K2 and the race will start in Whitianga and travel in an anticlockwise direction through Coromandel, Thames, Tairua and back to Whitianga. 

Stage 1 Kuaotunu - Whitianga to Coromandel 43km
Stage 2 Kereta - Coromandel to Thames 53km 
Stage 3 Kopu- Hikuai -Thames  to Tairua 53km
Stage 4 Coroglen -  Tairua to Whitianga 43km

Total 192km