The trail itself follows the same route as the original train tracks and the area has alot of historic information along the way. The trail itself is usually done from the Upper Hutt side and is relatively easy going up to the summit with a gentle gradient. The Waiarapa side is a little steeper but nothing too scary. The trail goes through five tunnels and so its best to bring a torch although plenty of people don’t. While the route isn’t difficult check the weather and particularly the wind before deciding to go. Transport can be an issue although plenty of people do it both ways and include a detour through Back Road to give some variety. Steve, Kev & Kem explore the Wellington side.
It has become our practice to finish each trip record with a listing of highlights. So here goes: Riding around the vineyards for wine-tasting at the local cellar doors on […]
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Staying closer to home this time, it was over the hill to Martinborough, and four days of cycling on the Wairarapa “trails” (the quote marks reflect the fact that the […]