Cycling North Island 2019

Morena fellow cyclists,


I have drawn up an itinerary for the cycling section of the November trip which includes a couple of extras such as the Waipukarau – Waipawa path en route to Napier and the Ghost Road for a ride post the night at Chateau Tongariro for those looking to maximise their time on the bike while away.  As well I’ve put together descriptions and a bit of history to the rides which may be of interest.


The Remutaka ride is the only one that I need a committed interest in as I will need to confirm numbers with Stuart from Green Jerseys who is providing our transport from The Featherston Railway Station to Maymorn on Sunday 4 November.   To date it appears that all twenty one of us are planning to ride the Incline which is fantastic.  Please let me know if there are any changes to your plans.  Please note that for this ride you will need a head torch, or better still, have a light on your bike.  Also necessary is warm clothing, water and snacks for a stop at the Summit Yards where there are some remnants of engines and site history.


I am open to any suggestions you may have regarding the itinerary.  I appreciate that we may have to be flexible around the Gannet trip due to weather. 





Club Napier Trip 3rdto 13thNovember

Cycling Version


Saturday 3rd

Arrive in Martinborough


Sunday 4th

Remutaka Incline Trail

Meet Featherston Railway Station 9.00am

Monday 5th

Lunch 12.30 Pukaha Mount Bruce en route to Napier

Optional ride – Waipukarau River Path along the Tukituki River (11km) or continue on to Waipawa 22km return 


Tuesday 6th

Visit Gannet Colony 8.30 am Cape Kidnappers Meet Chris and Gill for drinks 6 pm A 301 14 West Quay, Gill’s apart.


Wednesday 7th

Landscapes ride – lunch at Clearview or Elephant Hills Wineries


Thursday 8th

Puketapu Loop ride including Awatoto 

Farewell dinner


Friday 9th

Drive to Taupo


Saturday 10th

Rotary & Redwood Trails plus optional Aratiatia Dam


Sunday 11th

Great Lake ride 


Monday 12th

Drive to Tongariro National Park 

Option:  At Turangi cycle the Tongariro River Trail 

Chateau Tongariro Hotel


Tuesday 13th

Option: Ghost Road Trail (Horopito to Ohakune)



 In the meantime, keep pedalling.