This is the nastiest climb in the lower North Island. It’s long and extremely steep. Endorphin addicts love it. At the Kaitoke end, there is a brilliant technical single track to finish with. For an honest day out, pack an extra sandwich and make this a full loop trip by riding the Remutaka Rail Trail as well.
The Remutaka Range was formerly known as the Rimutaka Range – the name changed 10 October 2017.