Riding the entire Remutaka Cycle Trail gives you a bike ride packed with variety, terrific scenery and neat places to stay - all so close to Wellington.
The Remutaka Rail Trail is a gently graded 18 km bike ride close to Wellington - it's also a hugely popular walk.
The Remutaka Rail Trail is one of the region’s most rewarding off-road trails. It can be ridden end to end (allow 4-5 hours) or broken up into two smaller sections - beginning and finishing on the Wellington side of the Remutaka Ranges or beginning and finishing on the Wairarapa side of the ranges.
The Remutaka Cycle Trail connects Wellington with Wairarapa, winding through a variety of stunning landscapes: a river valley, rolling foothills, bush-clad ranges, old railway tunnels, lake-sides, farm land and a rugged coastline. Choose to ride parts of the trail in one day or ride the whole trail over several days.
Specialising in buying and selling rare, second-hand and new books on Military History across the ages, aviation, naval, guns and machines.
It's appropriate that Messines Bookshop is located in militarily historic Featherston Booktown.
The Featherston Ferret is the younger sibling of Cuba Street, Wellington's Ferret.
Featherston Ferret has mainly second-hand books ranging from A for Art to Z for (Olde and New) Zealand literature and history, with special interest paid to younger Aotearoa-based stories.
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Ferret is also part of Featherston Booktown.
"WOW!" is a common response on walking through the door at For the Love of Books.
The second-hand bookshop has books organised to make it easy to know where to look for what you are interested in, and the diverse range of books caters to many tastes.
Green Jersey has over 200 bicycles including e-bikes, tandems, quadricycles, kids bikes, trailers, rickshaws and tricycles available for hire!
Martinborough is a peddlers paradise with cellar doors (there are 20!) and a wide range of food producers within short cycling distance of the town centre, so pack yourself a picnic and stop where you like.
Green Jersey will even collect and deliver your wine to your accommodation as part of their bike hire! They also offer a shuttle service.
Check out the wide variety of bike styles for hire below - there's one for you!