REMUTAKA CYCLE TRAIL
Ride from New Zealand’s Capital City. Experience all the city has to offer, music, theatre, great coffee, boutique beer and fine dining. Then mount your bike and head to the country. Ride the rivers mountains and sea. Taste perfect local Pinot Noir. Choose from the options below, riding from 17km – 140km.
The Remutaka (Rimutaka) Cycle Trail is truly one of New Zealand’s Great Rides. Green Jersey offers the most experience and best options for riding this fantastic trail. Talk to us about our bespoke tour options, whether you are hiring bikes or looking for luxury.
Recently, as part of its proposed Treaty of Waitangi settlement package, one local Maori tribe Rangitane o Wairarapa asked that the name Rimutaka changed to Remutaka so that it finally makes sense.
Rimutaka means nothing in Maori, whereas Remutaka translates as “place to sit” and describes how a chief took a rest while he was pursuing his wayward wife across the ranges to Wairarapa.