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Remutaka Rail Trail eBike Explorer Cycle Tour

Remutaka Rail Trail eBike Explorer Cycle Tour

By Cycle Remutaka
Discover the Remutaka Ranges' rich rail history & natural beauty on an eBike (electric bike). The flagship daytrip of the Remutaka Cycle Trail, this is suitable for riders of all levels, and can be lengthened or shortened to suit you. 18/35km of easy/moderate riding. Cycle through native forest, over bridges and through tunnels while enjoying views of the landscape and the old railway system. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch at the Summit and embark on a fun descent to Cross Creek in the Wairarapa, home to some of New Zealand’s most scenic farmland.  You will be provided with everything for your adventure - transport to and from Wellington, eBikes with trunk bags for your personal effects, and all food - so all you need to do is wear appropriate clothing and be ready to ride! Please note this tour is for an eBike, if you would prefer to ride a Mountain Bike please select this day trip instead: 'Remutaka Rail Trail Mountain Bike Explorer Cycle Tour'.
per adult
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 12-99, max of 11 per group
Duration: 6h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Written guide
Print or digital reading material such as a guide, map, brochure, etc.
: English

  • All transport - shuttles to and from Wellington
  • All taxes/fees are included in the headline price - no hidden extras.
  • All food and water provided - Please let us know your dietary restrictions or if you eat anything!
  • All equipment - ebike (electric bike), helmets and other safety gear, racks and a pannier bag.
What's not included
  • Ecludes on-trail guide - our friendly staff will brief you and answer any questions you may have

Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    CentrePort Wellington, Shed 39/2 Fryatt Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
    If you're on a cruise ship, we'll pick you up direct from port at 9.15am (please don't be late, we can't wait!) We'll be in a white van with 'Wildfinder' signage, you can't miss us!
  • Option 2
    Wellington Station, Bunny Street, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
    Outside the front entrance of the Railway Station at 9:30am, we'll be in a white van with 'Wildfinder' signage, you can't miss us!
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 47917P18

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Limitations:
    • Please wear appropriate clothing for outdoor activity. During the warmer months, this means shorts and a t-shirt for riding, and a light jacket in reserve. During the colder months you may prefer long pants or tights (nothing baggy that may catch on the bike!), with a tshirt, fleece and light jacket in reserve. Closed shoes - running shoes are perfect - must be worn at all times.
    • Your approximate height (for bike sizing)
    • Please provide the following at time of booking, so we can make sure your day goes smoothly:
    • Info regarding your dietary requirements - eg "no seafood please", "gluten free", "vegetarian"
    • Maximum of 11 people per booking
    • Minimum age is 12
    • Trips are subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund at your discretion.
    • Which pickup location would you like to be picked up from? Choose from either 9.15 Wellington Port (cruise ship guests only) or 9.30 Wellington Station (main entrance)
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 47917P18

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    • Cycle Remutaka
      Lower Hutt, New Zealand
      Joined in June 2016
    • Shines927
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      MUST DO if you like to bike!
      This was an outstanding ride. The scenery was amazing, the trail was easy to follow with lots of different, fun features. I would absolutely recommend this tour!
      Written 23 February 2024
    • Trip18267178989
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day ride
      Very good ride - we did it on E-bikes, but others did it on standard bikes. Great picnic spots along the way. Main track is in very good condition.
      Written 22 January 2024
    • briangX5951KW
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Honest company
      This more a review of the company that the tour itself. Our cruise ship was unable to port in Wellington due to the harbor being closed due to gale force winds. The operator quickly processed a no hassle refund.
      Written 13 April 2023
    • SusanE2763
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      NZ Remutaka Track is indeed a Great Ride with the support of Wildfinder
      Returning to travel after Covid, we wanted to stay longer and go slower so New Zealand’s Remutaka cycle tour organized by Wildfinder was perfect. Our primary contact for the 4 days was Isaac and he organized a self-guided biking itinerary that emphasized local communities, history, nature, great food and of course, a daily dose of cycling through varied terrain. The Remutaka track flows between places that are not over-touristed and my husband and I, with the help of the attentive service of Wildfinder, enjoyed an authentic experience in a beautiful region of NZ. Thank you, Isaac, for our excellent bikes, wonderful accommodations and clear communication from start to finish!
      Written 14 January 2023
    • TomJHargreaves
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      One of the best days out in 2 years in New Zealand.
      We had an absolutely brilliant day out on the Remutaka Cycle Trail Highlights Tour, courtesy of Wildfinder. Despite booking quite last minute, the customer service that we received from the team was fantastic, and they were extremely accommodating of a couple of specific requests that we made. A big thanks to Alex in the office, and to Sarah on the road, who was a wonderfully knowledgeable and caring tour guide and driver. In terms of the trip itself, we were so glad that we booked the Highlights Tour over other options. You do both the easy-riding 18km Remutaka Incline track along an old railway line with beautiful forests and sweeping views, and then shuttle down along Lake Wairarapa to begin the Wild Coast track, 19km of stunning rugged coastline and more technical (occasionally unrideable) terrain. Both are awesome. Athough this tour is relatively expensive, you get what you pay for, and the value of getting to do two very different sections of the Remutaka Cycle Trail (as well as the fully inclusive travel, lunch/snack, and bike and equipment hire) was totally worth it.
      Written 24 September 2021
    • CharlieOscarPapa
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent route - customer service could be better
      My husband and I recently did the trail starting in Cross Creek and ending at Brewtown - the opposite direction (called ‘reverse’) up the Fell Incline and adding on the Hutt River Trail. It was a very windy day (at one point, I was blown off my bike), but otherwise sunny. We went midweek, so the trails and Brewtown were quieter than we expect they are at weekends, but still friendly folks around. Pros: beautiful route with interesting information points, wonderful views and fun aspects - like the suspension bridge at the well named Siberia. Good bikes (we had ebikes) and quality lunch provided as part of the package. Pickup and return to our home in Wellington made accessing the trip very easy and convenient. Delays to pickup time alerted via text. Explanation etc of bike features at the start. Cons: somewhat lacklustre customer service. (We note others have commented on this). The confirmation email says the company would contact us the day before to confirm and discuss the trip. We heard nothing so texted them at 1830 including asking about the wind and received a short text in return. In the event, with the strength of the wind and gusts we would not have been able to complete the trip without our ebikes, and it would have been helpful to have been warned that we would be cycling into wind for most of the trip because of the direction we had chosen. Forewarned is forearmed. As this is a self guided tour, the information /route sheet could be improved. There are several junctions, where just adding the name of the road would be simple and very helpful. At one point, we called the company as the description and mud map were confusing. Similarly, just adding the name of the “blue dairy”(another junction) would give confidence to people from out of town. We were warned when dropped off to give the company 45-60 minutes advance warning by text of when we wanted our pickup to return home. Accordingly we texted the company as soon as we arrived at Brewtown just before 4pm asking for a pickup in 45 minutes. This was not acknowledged until half an hour later ( due to “being on a long phone call”) and we were then told the lift would be there in about 30 minutes. We waited outside the brewery until 5.45 - having been warned they do not pickup after 1800 - so were thinking we might have to call an Uber to get home. A few small changes would have meant we felt we had an excellent day.
      Written 13 February 2021
    • 793ivyd
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome Trail along with Fantastic service
      We recently had the opportunity to ride yet another of NZ's great cycle trails. Wow! We especially enjoyed this trail as each section was so different and we enjoyed the history along the route. We commenced and ended in Day's Bay riding pretty cruisy over the 3 days as the weather was fairly kind to us. Stayed the first night in Upper Hutt with great hosts & had a great night). Our accommodation for the next night at Waiorongomai was excellent - peaceful rural setting except for the howling winds which disappeared next morning. Most of all much thanks to both Dave and Alex for their great communication before and along the route, highly organised accommodation, meals and shuttle services. Also, thanks to the shuttle driver who kindly dropped our gear back to Wellington Top 10. Highly recommend Cycle Remutaka (by wildfinder) and a must do trail.
      Written 13 January 2021
    • Annabel L
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      3 very different, fabulous days
      3 fantastic days cycling - all extremely different. Loved every minute, even when I was battling a head wind around Pencarrow Point or bouncing my way down a narrow path in the Rimutakas. This is a must do cycle trail in New Zealand and I highly recommend it. Not too difficult and there is always an e-bike option for those that don't want the hills. I finished by continuing into Featherston and enjoyed the Wairarapa countryside.
      Written 2 January 2021
    • Seaside796414
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Four days; all different; all terrific
      I think this is the right category.........we did the four day trip from Days Bay on the Trail, ending back in Days Bay & including a night in Martinborough & then the Wild Coast. Each days riding was different but all exciting in their own way & varying from pretty straightforward to very challenging. Overall a fantastic experience with terrific logistical support from the team who arranged accommodations, meals & kept track of us all along the trip. Their guidance & maps were spot on & we felt well cared for even though we were on our own for the actual riding. A splendid experience though the Wild Coast is not for the faint of heart.
      Written 28 October 2020
    • 154michelleq
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing day trip
      Had a great day even with the weather not been very cooperative. Dave was extremely efficient and well organized, got back to me quickly and offered an alternative to the standard tour as we were bringing our own bikes. Great service and well run, will definitely use these guys again when we try for another ride in better weather, and maybe even extend to the 3 days. Well worth it !
      Written 25 October 2020
    • beamch000
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Brilliant experience from start to finish!
      We started our trip from Petone and was greeted by Alex who set us up with our bikes and maps/instructions for the first day of cycling. Our bags were taken and delivered to our first accommodation which was great to not have the weight on our backs! On the second day we switched to e-bikes and Dave was really kind and accommodating, arranging for the e-bikes to be switched at the beginning of the Remutaka trail. The ride through Remutaka was amazing, even though it was a bit wet - still so much fun! On the 3rd/last day we were collected by Alex again from Orongorongo, went by the bike shed to collect our bags/drop off the bikes and then she kindly took us back home which was so very much appreciated on a wet day when we were pretty tired! Thanks so much to Alex, Dave and the team for everything, we absolutely loved cycling this trail and all our interactions with Cycle Remutaka from beginning to end was amazing. I highly recommend a trip with them.
      Written 5 June 2020
    • Tinui615
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A Fun Trip First time with E-Bikes
      We are not really bike riders but hired the e-bikes & completed the ride starting & finishing at Days Bay via the Remutaka Cycle Trail & the coast. The bikes were great & came with a good map and friendly instruction from Dave on how to ride them. Am still smiling when I think of the trip, scenery & the fun of riding up that big hill with so little effort. Thanks Dave & Team
      Written 8 April 2020
    • davidsY5528LZ
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A wonderful three days
      Dave organised a great 3 day ride for us. The bikes we hired were excellent. The accomodation was top notch, with great meals . We really loved the varied scenery and the remoteness of the coastline. Weather perfect, which was an added bonus. Thanks Dave
      Written 15 March 2020
    • clarek904
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent service support & attitude
      Dave couldn’t have been more available and easy to deal with leading up to and during this amazing trip. No request or change was any problem at all. Three of the more unfit members of our group of 8 hired e-bikes and are complete converts. Dave’s wife Alice dropped the e-bikes at Kaitoke. She had their baby son in the van but was very patient and cheerful unloading and explaining operation of bikes to e-bike newbies. We loved staying at Waiorongomai which was clean and comfortable. Thanks so much for the extras Dave - they were so greatly appreciated. And especial big thanks for the very flexible and early pick-up of bikes on the way back. I didn’t write a review on our last trip but it was just as amazing as this one in every way. Thanks again Dave and Alice for going way beyond to make this trip so perfect.
      Written 10 March 2020
    • RoxanneL571
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An epic trip on the Remutaka Cycle Trail! Thanks Cycle Remutaka!
      My mum and I recently completed the 3 day trip on the Remutaka Cycle Trail - starting at Days Bay and finishing at Orongorongo. Dave from Cycle Remutaka was great to deal with and was really helpful in suggesting accommodation on the route and arranging a shuttle to pick us up from Orongorongo, something we requested whilst on the track as windy conditions prevented us from completing the full loop back to Days Bay. My mum was on an e-bike and me on a regular mountain bike. Both bikes were in great condition! I would definitely recommend Cycle Remutaka to anyone keen on doing the trail or even sections of it!
      Written 9 March 2020
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