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 set to enjoy everything the countryside has to offer. You will meander along the Hutt Valley, ride over gentle hills through native forest that follows an historic rail trail. A thrilling downhill trail introduces riders to the Wairarapa Region. Perfect Pinot in marvellous Martinborough creates a memorable evening. Following the wild coast with its rocky shore, and bountiful geological, natural and human history is incredible. You will enjoy shipwrecks, dramatic mountains, seal colonies, fishermen and fishing as you make your way back to Wellington Harbour.

The Rimutaka Cycle Trail is truly one of New Zealand’s Great Rides. As part of Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail there are so many diverse experiences within a stones throw of the Wellington International Airport. Green Jersey offers the most options for riding this fantastic trail whether it is a one, two, three, four or five day experience you are looking for, expect an unforgettable experience. We offer guided and supported or you can hire the gear and go it alone!

Distance: 140km (max)

Duration: 1-3 days (bespoke itineraries available to explore more of the Wairarapa region)

Grade 1-4:  The first two stages of this ride are achievable by most riders, the third stage around the coast back to Wellington requires more fitness and determination, while not a technical ride it has sand and erosion which requires riders to dismount and push or carry their bikes.