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3 Day Remutaka Cycle Trail Complete Loop

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Overview

If all you have time for is to show up and ride, this all-inclusive and non-intrusive fully-supported 3-Day Remutaka Cycle Trail Complete Loop cycle tour from Wellington in New Zealand is a perfect match. Saddle up for a fully supported moderate adventure cycling tour lasting three days, and cool down and unwind for two nights. All you need to do is show up in Wellington and we’ll set up the rest.

Includes:

  • The Best Bikes for the trail - We take a rugged mountain bike, then make it comfortable with gel seats and adjustable geometry.
  • All the "Extras" - Helmet, night-riding lights, bike lock, repair kit and instructions, carrier racks and trunk bag.
  • All Accommodation - Stay with fantastic hosts at our favourite Bed and Breakfasts (or baches for larger groups).
  • All Food - Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided (some assembly/cooking required), plus snacks and water for while you’re out on the trail.
  • All Transport - Ferry pass or shuttle to and from Wellington CBD, shuttles from Orongorongo to Days Bay (if required).
  • Safety Support - GPS tracker and locator beacon supplied so you can call in the cavalry, with shuttle support and first-aid-trained drivers for anything less serious.
  • Information and Daily Briefing - All maps and other info, plus an evening phone call to check in on the group and provide weather forecasts and briefing for the next day.

3-Day Rimutaka Cycle Trail Complete Loop

3-Day Rimutaka Cycle Trail Complete Loop

3-Day Rimutaka Cycle Trail Complete Loop

3-Day Rimutaka Cycle Trail Complete Loop

3-Day Rimutaka Cycle Trail Complete Loop

3-Day Rimutaka Cycle Trail Complete Loop

3-Day Rimutaka Cycle Trail Complete Loop

3-Day Rimutaka Cycle Trail Complete Loop

3-Day Rimutaka Cycle Trail Complete Loop

Itinerary

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Day 1The Hutt River Trail

Start your adventure with a scenic cruise across Wellington Harbour to our base in Days Bay, where we'll have your bikes ready and waiting, and will give you a quick briefing on what to expect for the day. Jump on your bikes and follow a meandering road around the Eastern Bays, on to Petone and the start of the Hutt River Trail. Ride the riverside trail through the Hutt Valley to Maymorn, where your luggage will be waiting for you. We'll check in with you regarding your experience so far and next day's plan, then you can settle in for the night in a relaxed country environment, with a cold drink and a delicious meal.

Day 2The Rimutaka Rail Trail

Enjoy a lazy breakfast, then saddle up for a ride through the Pakuratahi Forest and on to the Rimutaka Rail Trail. You'll follow an historic rail line up a gentle incline, passing through tunnels (headlights provided!) and over bridges, while checking out information boards detailing the enormous task of constructing the old fell railway system.

Reach the summit - a large grassy plateau perfect for a picnic or cold drink - then enjoy a fun (but easily controllable!) descent to Cross Creek in the Wairarapa, surrounded by some of NZ's most scenic farmland. Continue your journey along a quiet country road to your accommodation in a rustic rural setting, with your luggage and all the other comforts you could want.

We'll check in with you again to see how you're getting on (and possibly adjust the plan for day three according to weather forecasts etc), then leave you to enjoy the evening.

Day 3The Wild Coast

Wake up to the sound of local birdlife, then hit the road down to Ocean Beach and on to Orongorongo and Days Bay. This part of the trail is stunning - we've seen orca, dolphins and seals from the trail, and it really is an incredible part of the country.

Though beautiful and one of the highlights of the Rimutaka Cycle Trail, the coastal track is also quite rugged and may be a challenge for some riders - we provide options to get picked up from Ocean Beach, Orongorongo or Pencarrow Head if you'd prefer to just check out the area without having to commit to making it right through to Days Bay (we'll talk about this the night before though once we've got up to date weather forecasts and know how the group's getting on).

Once back in Days Bay, you can relax by the beach with gelato or a coffee (or something a bit stronger) before finishing the adventure with a cruise back to Wellington.

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1The Hutt River Trail

Start your adventure with a scenic cruise across Wellington Harbour to our base in Days Bay, where we'll have your bikes ready and waiting, and will give you a quick briefing on what to expect for the day. Jump on your bikes and follow a meandering road around the Eastern Bays, on to Petone and the start of the Hutt River Trail. Ride the riverside trail through the Hutt Valley to Maymorn, where your luggage will be waiting for you. We'll check in with you regarding your experience so far and next day's plan, then you can settle in for the night in a relaxed country environment, with a cold drink and a delicious meal.

Day 2The Rimutaka Rail Trail

Enjoy a lazy breakfast, then saddle up for a ride through the Pakuratahi Forest and on to the Rimutaka Rail Trail. You'll follow an historic rail line up a gentle incline, passing through tunnels (headlights provided!) and over bridges, while checking out information boards detailing the enormous task of constructing the old fell railway system.

Reach the summit - a large grassy plateau perfect for a picnic or cold drink - then enjoy a fun (but easily controllable!) descent to Cross Creek in the Wairarapa, surrounded by some of NZ's most scenic farmland. Continue your journey along a quiet country road to your accommodation in a rustic rural setting, with your luggage and all the other comforts you could want.

We'll check in with you again to see how you're getting on (and possibly adjust the plan for day three according to weather forecasts etc), then leave you to enjoy the evening.

Day 3The Wild Coast

Wake up to the sound of local birdlife, then hit the road down to Ocean Beach and on to Orongorongo and Days Bay. This part of the trail is stunning - we've seen orca, dolphins and seals from the trail, and it really is an incredible part of the country.

Though beautiful and one of the highlights of the Rimutaka Cycle Trail, the coastal track is also quite rugged and may be a challenge for some riders - we provide options to get picked up from Ocean Beach, Orongorongo or Pencarrow Head if you'd prefer to just check out the area without having to commit to making it right through to Days Bay (we'll talk about this the night before though once we've got up to date weather forecasts and know how the group's getting on).

Once back in Days Bay, you can relax by the beach with gelato or a coffee (or something a bit stronger) before finishing the adventure with a cruise back to Wellington.

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