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Ride the Siberia Swingbridge by bike!
Cycle through Summit Tunnel - 576 metres long
Explore the remains of the Fell Railway System
Cycle through Beautiful NZ Native Bush
Remutaka Cycle Trail - rail trail section
Rimutaka Cycle Trail - Pakuratahi Forest
Remutaka Rail Trail Mountain Bike Explorer Day Trip

Remutaka Rail Trail Mountain Bike Explorer Day Trip

Discover the Remutaka Ranges' rich rail history & natural beauty on a mountain bike. The flagship daytrip of the Remutaka Rail Trail, this is suitable for riders of all levels, and can be lengthened or shortened to suit you. 18/37km of easy/moderate riding.

From

NZ$ 170.00

Per Person

Highlights

  • Cycle through Summit Tunnel - 576 metres long

  • Ride the Siberia Swingbridge

  • Explore the remains of the Fell Railway System

  • Incredible Mountain Views

  • Beautiful NZ Native Bush

Visit

Full Description

Distance 18/37km, riding time 3-4 hours, total duration 6 hours 

Discover the Remutaka Ranges' rich rail history & natural beauty on a mountain bike. The flagship daytrip of the Remutaka Rail Trail, this is suitable for riders of all levels, and can be lengthened or shortened to suit you. 18/37km of easy/moderate riding.

We shuttle you up to either Te Marua (for a 27-37km, slightly more challenging ride) or Kaitoke (for an 18-28km easy ride), where you start your adventure with a very gradual incline through native bush. Pass through tunnels (headlights provided!) and over bridges, while checking out information boards detailing the enormous task of constructing the old fell railway system. Reach the summit - a large grassy plateau perfect for a picnic or cold drink - then enjoy a fun (but easily controllable!) descent to Cross Creek in the Wairarapa, surrounded by some of NZ's most scenic farmland. You can either wait for the shuttle at Cross Creek, or continue biking up to the cafes and pubs at Featherston (a further 10km) and we'll pick you up before driving you back to Wellington Station.

Includes

Packed lunch and water

9.30am shuttle from Wellington Station to Te Marua or Kaitoke

Capable and comfortable mountain bike with helmet and repair kit, customised to your height

Maps and information

Meeting Point

9.30am Wellington Railway Station, outside the main entrance.

Additional Information

What to wear
Closed shoes - running shoes, or sneakers, for example
Shorts or tight-fitting pants (so they don't get caught up in moving parts)
T-shirt or similar for when you're riding
Fleece and a light waterproof jacket for when you're resting
Sunglasses and sunscreen
# note depending on the weather and season, you may also want to wear thermal leggings and bring a woollen hat and gloves - it can be quite cold going through tunnels or when you stop!

What to bring
We supply all the bike-specific gear that you'll need, a map and first-aid kit, all of your food for the day, and panier bags for this and your personal effects - you don't need to bring anything else. You may however wish to bring:
A camera
Bike gloves
Your personal helmet (if you'd prefer to use your own)

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 24 hours before activity starts.

From

NZ$ 170.00

Per Person

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