Start your adventure with a ferry across Wellington harbour to the beautiful Days Bay. Your bikes will be ready and waiting, and you can leave your luggage in free storage while you complete a loop track incorporating the Rimutaka Cycle Trail, with extension tracks 1 and 2.
DISTANCE FROM DAYS BAY WHARF TO:
Petone (Seaview End) 7km
Composition sealed road (shared with cars and other road users) 90%, concrete / pavement 10%
Highest Point 1m
Lowest Point 1m
Net Gain n/a
Bike anything that's comfortable - there's no offroad riding on this section, so road bikes are fine.
Tyres > 1.00" wide, anything from "town tyres" to mountain bike texture, set at mid-high pressure.
Clothing dress to the conditions (usually shorts and tshirt with a jersey in reserve), and always take a light jacket. Closed shoes recommended.
Other always carry a first aid kit with you, and enough warm clothing and food to stay warm until help arrives in case of emergency.
AMENITIES / SERVICES
Cellphones good coverage for all providers at 99% of locations.
Toilets plenty of options - either wait for a public toilet next to one of the many parks you pass along the way, or duck off the trail and into a local cafe.
Food plenty of cafes, stores, supermarkets a short distance from the trail.
Water free water at The Boat Shed in Days Bay, duck off the trail to one of the many drinking fountains in our parks, or fill up at a shop / cafe along the way.