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Rimutaka Cycle Trail
Tour Location
Country:
New Zealand
Tour Information
Guiding:
Guided,
Duration:
2 days
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
NZD 600
Tour Distance & Dates
Month(s):
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Tour Operator:
Green Jersey Cycle Tour Company

Rimutaka Cycle Trail

2 Days

Starting in Petone on the shores of Wellington Harbour, this ride spends a day on the banks of the beautiful Hutt River, climbing approximately 100m over a 35km stretch. The Hutt River offers great swimming spots and easy access to Hutt City and the acclaimed Dowse Art Gallery and Museum. In Upper hutt you can enjoy Harcourt Park and explore several Lord of the Rings sites, if you are a fan.

Stay the night in Upper Hutt close to the riverbank before riding up and across the Rimutaka Range on the old Rimutaka Rail Trail. During this ride you will enjoy a few small ups and downs but predominantly the climbs are very mild. The Rimutaka Rail Trail has an extensive and interesting history, a treasure for rail buffs and just a beautiful experience for those not so interested in the trains.
Whizz down the hill for 7 km into the Wairarapa Valley and into cute Featherston where this ride ends. You can expect 30-40 km of easy-moderate riding each day with only 10km in total on quiet roads.
Options
Add a day in Martinborough to the ride and enjoy a guided cruise around the vineyards tasting New Zealand's best Pinot Noir!
1 and 3-day tours also available
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