Wairarapa Cycling

Woodside Trail near GreytownRimutaka Cycle Trail

The Wairarapa has quiet country roads, town parks and bike trails for keen cyclists of all ages.

A must-do is the spectacular Remutaka (Rimutaka) Cycle Trail. It's a 'Great Ride' on Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail - which means it's one of the country's best!  Our favourite day ride is the Remutaka (Rimutaka) Rail Trail - so close to Wellington. 

There are plenty of options for bike hire in the Wairarapa and plenty of cycling trails. Head to Martinborough, pick up a wine trail map from the i-SITE Visitor Centre and pedal at your own pace around the vineyards

Remutaka Car Relocation service can help with the logistics of getting your car to the other end of a trail.

You can also bring your bike on the train from Wellington - a great way to get here and see the coutryside along the way. Take your bike up to the front of the train, let a Transdev staff member know you're there and provided there's enough space in the luggage compartment you're away! 

The Wairarapa has the best road cycling in the country. Join in a local bunch ride, go on your own or bring your own bunch for a ride on these recommended circuits.


Some other cycling ideas:

The Greytown Trail is a 5km route used as a walking track and cycle trail connecting Greytown to Woodside Station. The fully fenced trail has a slight incline to the station, with views of paddocks, Tararua mountains and stands of oak trees.
Rimutaka Shuttles provide walkers and cyclists transport along the Rimutaka Cycle Trail, including Featherston, Cross Creek, Martinborough, Kaitoke and Wellington. Catch the train to the Wairarapa and arrange a pick up.
Martinborough Wine Merchants is a one-stop specialist wine shop - and they hire bikes for cycling round the vines, too.
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.
Friendly RotoCycle cycle hire in Masterton offers adults and children's bikes for as little as 2 hours hire - or up to a whole day. You'll find them at the mini golf kiosk at popular Queen Elizabeth Park. There's no better place to start exploring Masterton's range of cycle trails and river tracks.
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 a delicious lunch, they cater to your every need.
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 Cape Palliser Explorer Walk and Tour takes you to the wonderful south coast and includes a guided walk into the Pinnacles. 
RivenRock is a purpose built and professionally designed Mountain Bike Park for all levels of mountain bikers. 
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.
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) Rail Trail is a gently graded 18 km bike ride close to Wellington - it's also a hugely popular walk. 
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 holidays don’t mean you need to ride every day. Give yourself a break from the saddle and explore. There’s plenty to do and see near the Remutaka Cycle Trail and you’re close to the Wairarapa’s five towns Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton.
The Wairarapa has the best road cycling roads in New Zealand with dozens of options available. There is a very active road cycling club and the friendly locals welcome visitors to join the bunch rides.
Drop your vehicle at one end of a trail and have it waiting for you at the other! Remutaka Car Relocation specialises in delivering vehicles for riders and walkers doing the Kaitoke to Cross Creek section of the Remutaka (Rimutaka) Rail Trail; in either direction.
INDI BIKES -otherwise known as Martinborough's crocodile-bikes. There's nothing quite like a good old fashioned bike ride with Indi bikes.