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Mountain biking and cycling

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Mountain biking and cycling

Updated 28 November 2017 3:27pm

Rimutaka Rail Trail

  • 18km one way
  • 2-4 hours 

 

Te Marua Loop

  • 13km
  • 2 hours

Follow Plateau Road then Maymorn Road from Te Marua to the Maymorn railway bridge. Go under the bridge and turn left to enter the Pakuratahi Forest beside the railway line. Climb to the historic Mangaroa Tunnel then go through the tunnel, along a short stretch then through the steel gate to the "Old Railway Line". Continue around 3km and turn left towards SH2. Turn left on the service road then cross to the highway underpass which leads to Kaitoke Regional Park. Take on some fun roller coasters on the way down Kaitoke Hill to a gate, then it's a sealed road to the park entrance. Cross the highway with care and return to the start point.

 

Tunnel Track

  • 3km return
  • 30 minutes - 1 hour

A short circular loop leading from the top carpark at Tunnel Gully part way up Mt Climie before descending a forestry track and returning via the Mangaroa Tunnel.

Mt Climie

  • 12km return                                                                                                                                                                    
  • 1-3 hours                                                                                                                                                                      

From the Tunnel Gully top carpark, this route follows the access road up Mt Climie - a 6km climb in low gear - for great views of the Hutt Valley, Wellington and Wairarapa on a clear day. Return the same way, looking out for vehicles, walkers or other cyclists. Good fitness essential!