Remutaka Explorer – 3 Days


Go loopy for the Remutaka Cycle Trail. On this itinerary it is all about the journey, a stunning variety of landscapes and terrain.

Explore Wairarapa off the beaten track, quiet country roads, quaint villages, cycle ways boutiques shops, the lot!



Start your tour where you intend to Finish! Depart Upper Hutt and Make your way to the top of the Hutt River Trail. You ride the Hutt River Trail for about 6 kilometres launching yourself onto the Remutaka Incline , This historic trail is approximately 24 kilometres of riding through scenic surrounds. Enjoy navigating 5 tunnels as you follow the Pakuratahi River to Summit Station, a great rest spot before descending to Cross Creek. Explore the Fell Locomotive Museum in Featherston and then it is on-on to Greytown, known for it’s restaurants and boutique shopping.

After a morning coffee at one of many great cafes and a browse amongst the boutiques you can depart for Martinborough Wine Village. You have the option of cycling a short 18 kilometres so you can spend the afternoon riding the vines, or a 60+ kilometre ride via Stonehenge Aotearoa and Longbush.

We Shuttle you to Pirinoa Village (25 kilometres) to start a short ride across a private Farm Track to the Cape Palliser Road, turn left (East and ride out to Cape Palliser enjoying a stop at the Putangirua Pinnacles, Ngawi Fishing Village, Matakitaki a Kupe seal colony and the Cape Palliser Lighthouse. Be shuttled back to Lake Ferry Hotel for the night.


  • 2 nights Accommodation
  • Itinerary, Map and directions
  • On trail support
  • 2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches. 2 dinners
  • Standard Mountain bike hire

Available as extras (on booking)

  • Bike Hire (electric or acoustic)
How fit do I need to be?

Pretty fit. The ride is not technically challenging for most riders, but a reasonable level of fitness is required as you may ride 60km in a day.

Grade 1 - 4. What does that mean?

There is a wide range of surfaces to cover during this ride. There are some spots where sand or shallow river crossings makes it impossible to stay on your bike (Hence level 4) but the riding is not technical or unusually dangerous.

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Remutaka Explorer – 3 Days

Trip Facts

  • Private group 2-30 riders
  • 250 km
  • 2-4