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Remutaka Palliser Tora (RPT) - 6 Days

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5 December 2021 - 10 December 2021 Guaranteed $1,800.00
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30 January 2022 - 4 February 2022 Limited $1,800.00
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6 February 2022 - 11 February 2022 Guaranteed $1,800.00
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13 February 2022 - 18 February 2022 Limited $1,800.00
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27 February 2022 - 4 March 2022 Limited $1,800.00
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6 March 2022 - 11 March 2022 Guaranteed $1,800.00
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3 April 2022 - 8 April 2022 Limited $1,800.00
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10 April 2022 - 15 April 2022 Limited $1,800.00
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24 April 2022 - 29 April 2022 Guaranteed $1,800.00
14 Available
1 May 2022 - 6 May 2022 Guaranteed $1,800.00
8 Available
8 May 2022 - 13 May 2022 Guaranteed $1,800.00
14 Available
15 May 2022 - 20 May 2022 Guaranteed $1,800.00
14 Available
22 May 2022 - 27 May 2022 Guaranteed $1,800.00
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29 May 2022 - 3 June 2022 Guaranteed $1,800.00
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The best cycle tour in the North Island, exclusive access across private land and limited availability. Start your adventure from Martinborough
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Explore the Southern tip of the North Island. This itinerary starts in Martinborough, New Zealands premier wine village. Ride the highlight of the Remutaka Cycle Trail between Upper Hutt and Wairarapa crossing stunning bridges and passing through many tunnels. You will marvel at the views from Palliser Ridge, a property featured on Country Calendar, explore the Putangirua Pinnacles, Ngawi Fishing Village, Whiterock and Tora.

You will experience exceptional hospitality, incredible food and wonderous scenery.

Starting in Martinborough this supported tour will ensure you experience this adventure in comfort.

Itinerary

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Arrive in at Green Jersey Explorer Tours. We will fit you with bikes (if you have not brought your own). You will be inducted with a basic health and safety briefing and we will have the chance to answer any questions you might have.

You will be given your riding instructions for the day and head off on an exploration of the village and make your way toward your first nights accommodation. Along the way we have arrange a Martinborough Wine Tasting.

4.30 pm You will be formally welcomed to the Wairarapa region by Iwi during a powhiri at Kohunui Marae. This is a unique experience where our guests are formally acknowledged and accepted as manuhiri (visitors) to the area. This is important to us as we will be crossing several pieces of Maori Land and pass some sites of national significance. The powhiri offers us a chance to learn from the locals (Mana whenua), about this history.

Shuttle to Maymorn Station (Upper Hutt) ride the Remutaka Rail Trail to Greytown – finish at the Whiteswan Hotel.

Approximately 50km of Riding through native bush, along a former railway track and then on country roads to Greytown.

 

We ride to Pirinoa Village (8 kilometres) for our morning coffee at the Landgirl cafe. Then we ride across a private farm track visiting the Kaikoura Lookout with sweeping views of Palliser Bay.  We ride out to the Cape Palliser Road, turn left (East) and ride to the Putangirua Pinnacles. Enjoy a guided walk to view the Putangirua Pinnacles while your lunch is prepared. After lunch we continue our journey to Ngawi.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ngawi Fishing Village, Matakitaki a Kupe seal colony and the Cape Palliser Lighthouse. We continue riding beyond Cape Palliser crossing Ngapotiki Station, Whiterock Station and over to Tora. You can expect some of the most stunning coastal riding in the country.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 05 :
Tora

Tora, today is yours to enjoy – Relax with a book,

Ride along the shoreline to Te Awaiti and back (35km of flat riding), enjoy a cooking class – fresh pasta with Lucia Zanmonti (she reputably makes the best lasagna south of Italia) or perhaps try your hand fishing and diving for fresh kaimoana.

We can arrange a night sky experience with Under the Stars, who expertly guide you through the galaxy).

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Departing from Tora at our leisure we enjoy a 45km ride into Martinborough. Our ride today is on a mixture of gravel and tarseal.

We view the Haunui windfarm – New Zealand’s first commercial windfarm and will enjoy a wine tasting on our way into Martinborough.

We finish at Green Jersey Explorer Tours by 3.30pm and bid you farewell.

Breakfast, Lunch

Included

  • Accommodation
  • Meals as detailed
  • Snacks and tea/coffee/water
  • Rider/Driver guide on specified dates
  • Mechanical Support

Excludes

  • Bike hire is additional to the tour price
  • Cooking class is additional to the tour price (but highly recommended)
What grade are the trails we ride

We ride a variety of on and off road paths, from Grade 1-4
There are some polaces where we will have to push our bikes, but not too far, and it is sooo worth it!

What should I bring?

– 2 sets of riding gear including gloves
– wind/rain proof jacket
– sturdy shoes for riding in (walking too)
– Casual clothing for evenings
– Swimming costume
– A good book

What is a suitable type of bike for this ride?

We recommend a mountain bike or trail bike with tyrs at least 2″ wide.

Electric assist or regular bikes are welcome.

How many days are we riding

The itinerary includes a nights accommodation before and after the ride. we ride on 5 days (including our “rest day” in Tora where you may chose to ride up to 35km.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Remutaka Palliser Tora (RPT)

Trip Facts

  • from $1800
  • 8-14 riders
  • 200km
  • 1-4 (This itinerary includes a variety of surfaces, there are parts where riders will have to dismount)