There was a comment on my last post from David Hancock, who works for Hutt City Council, and I think it is worth highlighting the link he gave. Pedalling Regional Collaboration about the Wellington to Wairarapa trails.
There is lots of potential for linking the Hutt River Trails, the Rimutaka Incline, and around Pencarrow with Martinborough and Lake Wairarapa into a marketable whole. My opinion is that it would be the Wellington region’s primary recreational asset and would be of national significance as it would attract international tourists to stay for a few days in the region. It would be up there with the Tongariro Crossing, or the Heaphy Track as something visitors would love to do.
It’s a bit of a mystery why it was overlooked by the National Cycleway process. I would have thought it’s exactly what the National Cycleway was all about.
The scenery is pretty stunning. Pulling out of the panniers a bottle of Sauvignon Plonk you bought a day earlier at a Martinborough winery cellar door and sitting and admiring the views like these would be O for oarsome bigtime: