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Itinerary

Enjoy a 9am shuttle pick up from your hotel in Wellington, from here you’ll take an approximately 30 minute drive up to the start of the trails. Along the way, you’ll be briefed as to what to expect on the trails and from the day. You’ll have the choice of starting at Maymorn (a 25km ride), or from Kaitoke (an 18km ride, recommended for those less confident or wanting to cruise and take their time).

Once you have reached the cycling path, you’ll be set up with a modern mountain bike specially selected and customized for these trails. These bikes come equipped with comfortable seats and grips, quality components, headlights for the tunnels, and a rear carrier rack with pannier unit, so you can take your personal effects without needing a bulky backpack. You'll also receive a delicious picnic lunch and bottled water, as well as, maps and safety equipment. After a quick safety briefing, your adventure will begin!

On the trail, you’ll start by cycling through the native bird-filled Pakuratahi Forest. Follow an old railway line over bridges and through tunnels, while pausing, if you like, to check out information stations detailing the enormous task of constructing the “Fell” railway system - a first for New Zealand at the time, and one of only a few around the world. Once you reach the summit, you will stop for a picnic lunch on a large grassy plateau next to the remnants of a historic station. After lunch, enjoy an exhilarating (but easily controllable!) descent to Cross Creek in the Wairarapa, with views of some of New Zealand’s stunning farming heartland. Here you will be picked up by shuttle and enjoy the scenic one hour drive back to Wellington. You will be returned back to your hotel around 3pm.

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Cycle Rimutaka
Overview
The whole Wellington region is known for its mountain biking, but visitors often stick to the shorter central city trails to avoid hiring a car. On this tour, enjoy a longer ride through bird-filled native forest, over bridges and through rail tunnels. Equipment, transport and food are taken care of - all you need to is to be ready and dressed at your accommodation.
Highlights
  • Avoid an expensive rental bill: a bike, lights, safety gear and a pannier bag for your personal effects are provided
  • Discover colonial history, meet the local birdlife and enjoy New Zealand’s natural beauty
  • This tour includes snacks, a light lunch, coffee and water - providing fuel for a long day of cycling
  • The trail is accommodating for beginner cyclists but also offers some optional thrills for more experienced riders
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Reviewed 19 June 2018
Easy Ride to the Summit!!!

I have done this trip twice so far this year with a biking group. On one occasion we drove and parked in the car park...The other ride we travelled by train from Lower Hutt to Maymorn station it is an easy 10 ks ride to...More

Thank miles52
Reviewed 14 May 2018
Great fun holiday

We were a group of 4 over 50's out for some adventure with back up if required. Great support and encouragement from Dave. E bikes delivered to two after day 1. Terrific accommodation. Highly recommend. Sensational weather and views. We were even randomly visited by...More

Thank Roger F
Reviewed 26 April 2018
Brilliant bikes!

We hired bikes from Dave for 3 days...they turned out to be better than our own ones so we were stoked! Gear was all supplied including detailed maps of each section which we often referred to along the way. Awesome ride - Thanks Dave!

Thank judybW3916YC
Reviewed 12 November 2017
Amazing 3 day cycle journey

In September I did a 3 day supported Rimutaka Rail Trail cycle trip, organised by Dave at Everyone's Adventures. As I was travelling alone, I took up the 'supported' option. This meant everything I needed was organised by Dave, including pick up in Wellington to...More

Thank tripadvicetoday
Reviewed 6 July 2017
Rimutaka Cycle Trail

Had a challenging but great 3 days cycling the Rimutaka trail. Spectacular scenery and interesting sites along the way. No major hill climbs, mostly flat and steady. You don't need to be an Olympic cyclist to do it - we saw a group of older...More

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The Rimutaka ride is a three day ride when considering available accommodation, i.e. 2 nights accommodation only. Daily distance is less than 50km/day. We completed the whole circuit from Wellington back to Wellington, this... More
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