Remutaka (Rimutaka) Cycle Trail

The Remutaka (Rimutaka) Cycle Trail connects Wellington with Wairarapa, winding through a variety of stunning landscapes: a river valley, rolling foothills, bush-clad ranges, old railway tunnels, lake-sides, farm land and a rugged coastline.

One of New Zealand’s Great Rides, this 115km trail is rich in history with diverse terrain rideable by most people. Beacuse the trail has multiple access points you can tailor your expeience to suit your needs and fitness levels.

Here are our tips to help you choose the right ride: 

For a rewarding day select just part of the trail, the hugely popular Remutaka Rail Trail.   There are other good day rides too

Coming for a couple of days?

The Remutaka Rail Trail makes a wonderful weekend cycle trip with the opportunity to explore other Wairarapa highlights such as cycling the vines in Martinborough, visiting Featherston or Greytown or riding the Wairarapa’s other cycle trails.  One of reasons people love this trail is because it's so easy to make a really varied visit by adding on other Wairarapa things to do close by

There’s accommodation along the way and plenty of opportunities to refuel with great coffee, delicious foodcraft beer and Wairarapa wine. 

The Whole Trail

Alternatively bike the full Remutaka Cycle Trail breaking up the journey overnight in characterful accommodation found along the way. There’s even Wharekauhau Country Estate if you want to splash out.

Transport options to/from the start/finish

Check out our handy Remutaka Cycle Trail FAQ.

Remutaka Cycle Trail Terrain