Remutaka Cycle Trail Highlights with two nights in Martinborough (3 Day / 2 Night)

From NZD NZ$790.00
  • Duration: 3 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Days Bay, Lower Hutt
  • Product code: 3daysupportedwith2nightsmartinborough

Enjoy a full day + two nights in Martinborough, bookended by riding the two best sections of the Remutaka Cycle Trail. A fantastic way of making the most of a long weekend, and a great balance between riding and relaxing! Fully supported.

We provide:

  • All Extra "Bike Bits"  |  Helmet, night-riding lights, bike lock, repair kit and instructions, carrier racks and trunk / pannier bags.
  • All Accommodation  |  Stay with fantastic hosts at our favourite locations.
  • Most Food  |  Delicious packed lunches, snacks and water provided while you’re out on the trail. Please note that food in Martinborough is not included. Alcohol is also not included, but feel free to BYO or we can purchase on your behalf. For more about our food & to see a sample menu, click here
  • All Transport  |  Shuttle right from your doorstep to the start of the trail on day one, to and from Martinborough, then back to your doorstep again at the end.
  • Bag and Food Transfers  |  We take your luggage around the trail, along with any extra food and beverage you want taken ahead of you.
  • Safety Support  |  GPS tracker and locator beacon supplied so you can call in the cavalry, with shuttle support and first-aid-trained drivers for anything less serious.
  • Information and Daily Briefing  |  All maps and other info, plus an evening phone call to check in on the group and provide weather forecasts and briefing for the next day.

Upgrade your bike: If you're not taking your own bike out on the trail, we can supply one for you! Please see below our list of options, which you can choose once you click the 'book now' button. For more info on our bikes, click here

  • Comfort Mountain Bike  |  Our comfort mountain bikes feature quality components with front suspension, gel seats and adjustable geometry, for a rugged, capable, and comfortable ride. The best choice for most riders.
  • Electric bike (eBike)  |  With a choice of either a step-thru frame with our "Hikobike Ranglers" or a mountain bike frame with the “Avanti Montari E Performance”, our fleet of eBikes have the largest capacity batteries on the trail, powerful and reliable motors, rugged and capable mountain bike components for when the going gets tough, all with comfortable gel seats.
  • Full Suspension Mountain Bike  |  For the ultimate in comfort and performance, we have a range of full suspension Trek Fuel EXs

Itinerary:

Day One - The Remutaka Rail Trail - 17km

We pick you up from your accommodation in Wellington at 9am, and shuttle you up to Kaitoke 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. From Cross Creek at 2pm, we shuttle you on to Martinborough, the Remutaka region's wine and culinary heartland, where you can get settled in at your accommodation, before spending the rest of the afternoon cruising the many vineyards and sampling the fantastic wines on offer. Accommodation will be at The Martinborough Hotel, a beautiful boutique hotel full of charm and character located in the heart of the village.

Day Two - Relaxing in Martinborough

The world is your oyster! Do as much or as little as you like with the day, checking out more of Martinborough's wine and food scene or just taking a relaxing cycle around the countryside. For more info on Martinborough, click here

Day Three - The Wild Coast - 18km

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast, then jump in the shuttle around 10.30am and hit the road down to Ocean Beach. From here, you'll cycle around to Orongorongo. This part of the trail is stunning - we've seen orca, dolphins and seals from the trail, and it really is an incredible part of the country. Though beautiful and one of the highlights of the Remutaka Cycle Trail, the coastal track is also quite rugged and may be a challenge for some riders - we highly recommend reading the trail notes before you commit. After your ride, we will then shuttle you directly back to your accommodation in Wellington, or to Days Bay, where you can relax by the beach with a gelato or a coffee (or something a bit stronger) before finishing your adventure with a cruise back to Wellington. Our default finish time for the tour is 5:30pm, but we are happy to discuss alternatives if this doesn't suit.

Important notes:

  • Please note that all accommodation is dependent upon availability. If these options are not available we will discuss this with you at the time of booking.

  • Pricing is based on twinshare accommodation - solo cycle tourists or those wanting a room to themselves, may result in a surcharge of $100 / day (we'll discuss this with you at time of booking).