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Wild Coast Remutaka Cycle Challenge

Distance 39km, riding time 4-6 hours, total duration 9 hours

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Overview

Saddle up for an energetic New Zealand cycling trip to Days Bay around the ruggedly beautiful Wild Coast of North Island. Marvel at the windswept and remote coastline dotted with lakes, lighthouses and seal colonies, and as you get closer to Days Bay, Eastbourne’s scenic bays and cafés. This Wild Coast Remutaka Cycle Challenge is a moderate to challenging ride covering 39km.

We drive you over the Remutakas after picking you up from your doorstep, and take you down to Ocean Beach in the Wairarapa (there are plenty of incredible views to enjoy along the way) where you set off for an energetic ride around the coast via Orongorongo and on to Days Bay.

Dolphins, orca and seals have been spotted in this extraordinary part of New Zealand, and that’s even before reaching the Pencarrow lighthouses and lakes!

This part of the Remutaka Cycle Trail is a real highlight and while it’s beautiful, it truly is wild, requiring a solid level of fitness. If you have what it takes, read the trail info before committing.

Wild West Coast Rimutaka Cycle Challenge

Wild West Coast Rimutaka Cycle Challenge

Wild West Coast Rimutaka Cycle Challenge

Wild West Coast Rimutaka Cycle Challenge

Wild West Coast Rimutaka Cycle Challenge

Wild West Coast Rimutaka Cycle Challenge

Wild West Coast Rimutaka Cycle Challenge

Wild West Coast Rimutaka Cycle Challenge

Wild West Coast Rimutaka Cycle Challenge

Wild West Coast Rimutaka Cycle Challenge

Wild West Coast Rimutaka Cycle Challenge

Wild West Coast Rimutaka Cycle Challenge

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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