Wairarapa Rides



To make it easier to find rides in particular areas, I have listed rides in several parts of the Wellington Region (outside of Wellington City). Mostly they are rides that are less than an hour’s drive from the city. I have sorted them into different areas:

  • The Hutt Valley – from the Rimutaka Rail Trail in the north, down the river valley, to Pencarrow in the south.
  • Porirua – From Tawa to Pukerua, and from Mana to Pauatahanui and Whitby
  • Kapiti – From Paekakariki to Otaki
  • The Wairarapa

Links are listed in reverse chronological order, i.e. the latest ride is at the top.


15 February 2017 - Wairarapa - We planned to try the Rimutaka Rail Trail from the Featherston side, but that did not work out. Drove to Ocean Beach Road, biked a short distance, but unsuccessful. Also biked a short distance from Cross Creek on the Rimutaka Incline, but also unsuccessful. But an interesting day.

30 March 2016 – Wairarapa again – Martinborough to Gladstone – An out-and-back ride to Gladstone on Longbush Road.

2 March 2016 – Wairarapa ride – Martinborough to Gladstone – A 72 km loop from Martinborough to Gladstone, lunch at the Gladstone Inn, then return via Parkvale, Kokotau and Ponatahi.

4 November 2015  Martinborough Charity Fun Ride – A 48 km loop on quiet country roads, from Martinborough to Millars Road, and back on Ponatahi Road.

16 November 2013 – Wairarapa Weekend – Highland gathering in Upper Hutt, then biked Greytown to Woodside Rail Trail, and back; attended an SCD social dance. Next day biked to the Waiohine River, around the side and back streets of Greytown. Lunch at Margrain Vineyard, and a ride around the Martinborough area.

19 August 2013 – Greytown to Woodside Trail – There and back, then a special celebratory lunch.

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