Tuesday 1 March 2016

Day 16 Notes

Kaitoke Regional Park to Wellington, this is a 65km ride to catch the ferry, and our ferry does not leave until 5PM so plenty of time to get it done.  The ride is actually much shorter than 65km, I did a few loopbacks because I missed the signs or my gut was telling me I was going the wrong way. Not a good day for following a map.  The ride started easy enough up SH2 and back on to the Rimutaka rail trail.  The rest of the trail did not disappoint with one more tunnel to go though. Hint for anyone doing this trail bring a good headlight if you what to see anything in the tunnels else cycle in the dark overall it is great trail. The trail ends before you get to Upper Hut and becomes the Hut River trail. I got myself a little muddled with directions it seemed I was going the wrong way, after starting down a track I have the sense to look at the Garmin and alas I was going back towards Kaitoke Regional. Turned back and found the river trail was just around the corner from the end of the Rail Trail but I did not know that.  This trail follows the river all the way down to Petone it is an easy going fast trail. When I got to Upper Hut I took a bridge to the other side and ended up on the wrong side of the river, had to back track a little to get across the correct side from there it was lovely easy riding trail, 50% of it sealed all the way to Petone.  Getting from Petone to Wellington is easy as there is a cycle path all the way around the harbour to the Interislander ferry. Well done Wellington.

GPS data here

Getting ready to leave Kaitoke Regional Park.

Easy riding of good trails.

Happy on the trail.

The traffic lights for bikes, You need to get off to go though. This is one of many.

Things to miss on the trail. Not always rocks.

Onto the river trail. The gap gets smaller each year.

Going though.

Some of the locals on the trail. 

Easy riding.

Ouch. it a wonder it is still standing at all.

Wow easy riding for long periods.

At Petone looking at Wellington 

Cycle path all the way into Wellington  nice. Well done Wellington .

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