Why stop now? Continue your adventure from Pencarrow right around to Orongorongo and the Rimutaka Cycle Trail, or take the long route home via the Wainuiomata Valley. We also operate a shuttle and can pick you up from Orongorongo if you only wish to go one-way (bookings essential!)
Note this trail crosses a very small section of private land - always be courteous and considerate
DISTANCE FROM PENCARROW TO:
SS Paiaka Wreck 2.1km
Saddle Turn-Off 4.3km
Coast Road Intersection 6.0km
Composition hard-packed gravel 63%, sealed road 35%, soft sand 2%
Highest Point 67m
Lowest Point 2m
Net Gain n/a
Bike any off-road bike - hybrid or mountain - nothing fancy required.
Tyres off-road, width > 2.0". Always take a pump and a spare tube so that you can vary the tyre pressure to suit the conditions, and be covered in case of puncture.
Clothing dress to the conditions (usually shorts and tshirt with a jersey in reserve, though you may wish to take thermals as well), and always take a light jacket. Closed shoes recommended.
AMENITIES / SERVICES
Cellphones intermittent coverage with all providers
Toilets no public toilets
Food no stores at all - make sure you stock up at The Bike Shed
Water no stores at all - make sure you stock up at The Bike Shed