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Remutaka Rail Trail Explorer Cycle Tour

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What to Expect
Enjoy a 9am shuttle pick up from your hotel in Wellington, from here you’ll take an approximately 30 minute drive up to the start of the trails. Along the way, you’ll be briefed as to what to expect on the trails and from the day. You’ll have the choice of starting at Maymorn (a 25km ride), or from Kaitoke (an 18km ride, recommended for those less confident or wanting to cruise and take their time).

Once you have reached the cycling path, you’ll be set up with a modern mountain bike / eBike specially selected and customized for these trails. These bikes come equipped with comfortable seats and grips, quality components, headlights for the tunnels, and a rear carrier rack with pannier unit, so you can take your personal effects without needing a bulky backpack. You'll also receive a delicious picnic lunch and bottled water, as well as, maps and safety equipment. After a quick safety briefing, your adventure will begin!

On the trail, you’ll start by cycling through the native bird-filled Pakuratahi Forest. Follow an old railway line over bridges and through tunnels, while pausing, if you like, to check out information stations detailing the enormous task of constructing the “Fell” railway system - a first for New Zealand at the time, and one of only a few around the world. Once you reach the summit, you will stop for a picnic lunch on a large grassy plateau next to the remnants of a historic station. After lunch, enjoy an exhilarating (but easily controllable!) descent to Cross Creek in the Wairarapa, with views of some of New Zealand’s stunning farming heartland. You can either wait for the shuttle at Cross Creek, or continue biking down toward Ocean Beach, and we'll pick you up along the way before driving you back to Wellington. You will be returned back to your hotel around 3pm. 
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from your accommodation in Wellington / Lower Hutt.
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
6h
Return Details
Tour ends with drop off at your accommodation
Inclusions
  • All food and water provided - snacks, light lunch, water.
  • All equipment - bikes, helmets and other safety gear, racks and a pannier bag for your personal effects.
  • All transport - shuttles to and from your hotel / pickup point, and any other transports required throughout day.
  • Knowledgeable and friendly host, who will provide information regarding the trail and what to expect throughout the day.
  • All taxes/fees are included in the headline price - no hidden extras.
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Excludes on-trail guide - our friendly staff will brief you and answer any questions you may have, but the trail is really easy to follow and full of information stations, so a guide isn't really necessary.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please provide the following at time of booking, so we can make sure your day goes smoothly:
  • Info regarding your dietary requirements - eg "no seafood please", "gluten free", "vegetarian"
  • Your approximate height (for bike sizing) - inches or cm are fine.
  • The address that you would like our shuttle to pick you up from at 9am - anywhere in Wellington or the Hutt Valley is fine
  • Trips are subject to favourable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund at your discretion.
  • Please wear appropriate clothing for outdoor activity. During the warmer months, this means shorts and a t-shirt for riding, and a light jacket in reserve. During the colder months you may prefer long pants or tights (nothing baggy that may catch on the bike!), with a tshirt, fleece and light jacket in reserve. Closed shoes - running shoes are perfect - must be worn at all times.
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I had a fantastic day out on the bike! Dave was very accommodating and you are supplied with everything you need to have a great adventure - the food was yummy, the bike was very comfortable and well maintained, the maps and images easy to follow and I felt safe riding solo
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Response from EveryonesAdventure, Manager at Remutaka Rail Trail Explorer Cycle Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks so much for the great review! Glad you had such a fantastic day out in the Remutakas, look forward to seeing you again soon to complete another section! :)
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  • Duration: 6h
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