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Remutaka Rail Trail Cycle Tour from Wellington

  • Avoid an expensive rental bill: a bike, lights, safety gear and a pannier bag for your personal effects are provided
  • Discover colonial history, meet the local birdlife and enjoy New Zealand’s natural beauty
  • This tour includes snacks, a light lunch, coffee and water - providing fuel for a long day of cycling
Remutaka Rail Trail Cycle Tour from Wellington
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Remutaka Rail Trail Cycle Tour from Wellington
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The whole Wellington region is known for its mountain biking, but visitors often stick to the shorter central city trails to avoid hiring a car. On this tour, enjoy a longer ride through bird-filled native forest, over bridges and through rail tunnels. Equipment, transport and food are taken care of - all you need to is to be ready and dressed at your accommodation.
What to Expect

Enjoy a 9am shuttle pick up from your hotel in Wellington, from here you’ll take an approximately 30 minute drive up to the start of the trails. Along the way, you’ll be briefed as to what to expect on the trails and from the day. You’ll have the choice of starting at Maymorn (a 25km ride), or from Kaitoke (an 18km ride, recommended for those less confident or wanting to cruise and take their time).

Once you have reached the cycling path, you’ll be set up with a modern mountain bike specially selected and customized for these trails. These bikes come equipped with comfortable seats and grips, quality components, headlights for the tunnels, and a rear carrier rack with pannier unit, so you can take your personal effects without needing a bulky backpack. You'll also receive a delicious picnic lunch and bottled water, as well as, maps and safety equipment. After a quick safety briefing, your adventure will begin!

On the trail, you’ll start by cycling through the native bird-filled Pakuratahi Forest. Follow an old railway line over bridges and through tunnels, while pausing, if you like, to check out information stations detailing the enormous task of constructing the “Fell” railway system - a first for New Zealand at the time, and one of only a few around the world. Once you reach the summit, you will stop for a picnic lunch on a large grassy plateau next to the remnants of a historic station. After lunch, enjoy an exhilarating (but easily controllable!) descent to Cross Creek in the Wairarapa, with views of some of New Zealand’s stunning farming heartland. Here you will be picked up by shuttle and enjoy the scenic one hour drive back to Wellington. You will be returned back to your hotel around 3pm.

Reviews (17)
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Reviewed 9 October 2018
Wonderful Adventure on the Rimutaka Cycle Trail with a great company!

A group of four of us with average levels of fitness enjoyed a wonderful cycle ride over the Rimutaka Rail Trail on Saturday. I planned it earlier in the year, after contacting Dave at Everyone's Adventure and I really appreciated his prompt responses and his...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LycraTour2012
Reviewed 3 October 2018
Everyone enjoyed this

Great day out for our family of 4, including 2 teenagers - 14 and 16 years. Trail had good variety of terrain, views and features. Cycled easily from Kaitoke to Cross Creek car park and we only ever cycle when on holidays. Gusts of wind...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anne S
Reviewed 19 June 2018
Easy Ride to the Summit!!!

I have done this trip twice so far this year with a biking group. On one occasion we drove and parked in the car park...The other ride we travelled by train from Lower Hutt to Maymorn station it is an easy 10 ks ride to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank miles52
Reviewed 14 May 2018
Great fun holiday

We were a group of 4 over 50's out for some adventure with back up if required. Great support and encouragement from Dave. E bikes delivered to two after day 1. Terrific accommodation. Highly recommend. Sensational weather and views. We were even randomly visited by...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Roger F
Reviewed 26 April 2018
Brilliant bikes!

We hired bikes from Dave for 3 days...they turned out to be better than our own ones so we were stoked! Gear was all supplied including detailed maps of each section which we often referred to along the way. Awesome ride - Thanks Dave!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank judybW3916YC
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Response from Roger F | Reviewed this property |
The Rimutaka ride is a three day ride when considering available accommodation, i.e. 2 nights accommodation only. Daily distance is less than 50km/day. We completed the whole circuit from Wellington back to Wellington, this... More