Riding the entire Remutaka (Rimutaka) Cycle Trail gives you a bike ride packed with variety, terrific scenery and neat places to stay - all so close to Wellington.
Cycling & Mountain Biking
The Remutaka (Rimutaka) Rail Trail is a gently graded 18 km bike ride close to Wellington - it's also a hugely popular walk.
The Remutaka (Rimutaka) Rail Trail is one of the region’s most rewarding off-road trails. It can be ridden end to end (allow 4-5 hours) or broken up into two smaller sections - beginning and finishing on the Wellington side of the Remutaka Ranges or beginning and finishing on the Wairarapa side of the ranges.
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. Choose to ride parts of the trail in one day or ride the whole trail over several days.
Rivenrock is a purpose built and professionally designed Mountain Bike Park for all levels of mountain bikers.
Head to the coast with the most! Palliser Bay is exceptional, teeming with life, sights and history. This tour departs Martinborough by van at 10am every weekday morning and 11.30am on weekends to explore the sights, the sounds and the history of Palliser Bay. This is an active tour and will involve some walking on a bush track with varied terrain. Walk the Putangirua Pinnacles Loop Track (1.5 hours) and ascend the Cape Palliser Lighthouse steps - all 249 of them!.
Green Jersey local guides ensure an informative tour and interesting tour with many many many great photo opportunities.
Highlights include Lake Ferry, Putangirua Pinnacles, Ngawi village, Cape Palliser, seal colony, numerous historical and cultural sites.
Green Jersey Cycle Tours has a fleet of 12 electric assist bikes in the Wairarapa. These Scott e-Sub Comfort bikes are very easy to ride, the assist is a gentle experience that helps take the humps and hollows out of a ride. With an e-bikes it’s easy to explore much more of the Wairarapa or the Rimutaka Cycle Trail. For example you could ride from Martinborough to Cape Palliser!
If a group wants to go cycling but some in the group aren't sure they'll keep up, these bikes are the answer!
Green Jersey Cycle Tours specialise in easy day rides, wine tours in the Wairarapa and multi-day cycling adventures throughout the Wellington and Wairarapa.
Green Jersey will collect and deliver your wine to your accommodation as part of your bike hire! Their guided tours are famous for their friendly knowledgeable guides and delicious lunch, they cater to your every need.
Discover Opaki vineyards, groves and orchards by bike!
Hire a bike, grab a map and head off on a self-guided cycle tour of the tastes of Opaki.
The Carterton Mountain Biking Track is a great free place to ride a bike in the Wairarapa. Suitable for the whole family and only fifteen minutes from Masterton.