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Cycle Remutaka Highlights Package

Distance 35km, riding time 4-6 hours, total duration 9 hours

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$225

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Overview

Enjoy the best that New Zealand's Remutaka Cycle Trail has to offer in this Cycle Remutaka Highlights Package day trip leaving Wellington. Find out more about the native bush and rail history of the Remutaka Incline, then cruise down through the Wairarapa to experience the Wild Coast covering Orongorongo and Ocean Beach. This requires 35km of moderate to challenging riding.

We collect you from your doorstep then drive you up to Kaitoke where you set off for your adventure on a gentle incline through native bush. Pedal through the tunnels (we provide headlights) and over bridges, and stop along the information boards to learn more about the massive task of building the old Fell railway system.

Arriving at the summit, pause for a picnic or cold drink on the large grassy plateau then prepare for an exhilarating but easily manageable descent to Cross Creek in the Wairarapa amidst some of the most scenic farmland  in New Zealand.

We then transport you down to Ocean Beach in the Wairarapa (and enjoy the scenery along the way!) so you can saddle up for a ride around the coast to Orongorongo, an incredible part of the country where you might spot dolphins, orca and seals – a real highlight of the Remutaka Cycle Trail.

As scenic as this section of the trail is, it’s truly wild and does come with a challenge that may not suit all riders. Know what you’re in for by reading the trail info before committing.

Cycle Rimutaka Highlights Package

Cycle Rimutaka Highlights Package

Cycle Rimutaka Highlights Package

Cycle Rimutaka Highlights Package

Cycle Rimutaka Highlights Package

Cycle Rimutaka Highlights Package

Cycle Rimutaka Highlights Package

Cycle Rimutaka Highlights Package

Cycle Rimutaka Highlights Package

Cycle Rimutaka Highlights Package

Cycle Rimutaka Highlights Package

Cycle Rimutaka Highlights Package

Cycle Rimutaka Highlights Package

Cycle Rimutaka Highlights Package

Explore the wild south coast. A beautifully rugged and isolated trail, suitable for most adult riders with proper preparation.

Please Note: Ocean Beach to Orongorongo

This section of the trail is very susceptible to changes due to weather, and after storms can become quite rough. Sometimes up to 4km of the trail can become covered in soft sand or shingle - think of it as a combination biking / walking track, and allow extra time to complete this section. It can be tough, but it's worth it - we've seen orca, dolphins, and seals out there, and consider it the most rewarding section of the entire Remutaka Cycle Trail.

Trail Composition

This varies due to exposure to weather, this is an indication:

  • hard packed gravel 75%
  • light sand / gravel mix 5%
  • unrideable sand 10%
  • unrideable scree / shingle 10% 

Explore the wild south coast. A beautifully rugged and isolated trail, suitable for most adult riders with proper preparation.

Please Note: Ocean Beach to Orongorongo

This section of the trail is very susceptible to changes due to weather, and after storms can become quite rough. Sometimes up to 4km of the trail can become covered in soft sand or shingle - think of it as a combination biking / walking track, and allow extra time to complete this section. It can be tough, but it's worth it - we've seen orca, dolphins, and seals out there, and consider it the most rewarding section of the entire Remutaka Cycle Trail.

Trail Composition

This varies due to exposure to weather, this is an indication:

  • hard packed gravel 75%
  • light sand / gravel mix 5%
  • unrideable sand 10%
  • unrideable scree / shingle 10% 

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