KIWI: New Rimutaka Cycle Trail Ready to Roll

The Rimutaka Cycle Trail offers a two to three day journey through distinctive Wellington landscapes. Riders travel through everything from a river valley and bush-clad hills, to lakeside farmland and a rugged southern coastline.

New Zealand’s only cycle trail located on the doorstep of a major city will be launched by the Right Honourable John Key, Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, today.
 
The 115km Rimutaka Cycle Trail starts at Petone’s foreshore, then runs through Wairarapa before finishing at Wainuiomata’s Orongorongo River. Three stages of the cycleway are complete, with the final section from Ocean Beach to Orongorongo currently being finalised. The Rimutaka Cycle Trail will be promoted as one of New Zealand’s Great Rides as part of Nga Haerenga – The New Zealand Cycle Trail.
 
The Rimutaka Cycle Trail offers a two to three day journey through distinctive Wellington landscapes. Riders travel through everything from a river valley and bush-clad hills, to lakeside farmland and a rugged southern coastline.
 
The Rimutaka Cycle Trail is well signposted, offers a good mix of cycling grades and is located on the doorstep of the country’s capital. No other cycle trail in New Zealand is this close to a major city or transport hub.
 
Highlights of the new cycle trail include the Rimutaka Incline and the picturesque Turakirae Head – home to the largest New Zealand fur seal colony in the Wellington region.
 
:: RimutakaCycleTrail.com will be live from 2pm, Wednesday 23 October.
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