If you’ve started riding, you’re probably looking for something more adventurous than laps around the block. Luckily, the Wellington region has plenty of cycle routes and destinations to help build your confidence, without the worry of navigating traffic. They’re also great for building up your hill-climbing skills, so pick a good day and get your bike out there.

Here are some great places to ride in Wellington

From mountain bike trails to cruisy riverside routes, you’ll find plenty to explore. Check out a track with some gradual climbs, or make a day of it with one of Wellington’s scenic trails.

But how do you get your bike there?

Walk it over – you might not feel ready to hit the roads yet, but don’t let that stop you exploring Wellington by bike. Grab your helmet and walk your bike over to your path.

Put it in the car – no need to invest in a bike rack off the bat. Removing the front wheel of your bike should leave enough room to stow it in the boot. It’s also an opportunity to get to know your bike. Learn how to release your front wheel here.

Take it on the train – Wellington’s train network has space to transport bikes on most off-peak services. Or head out across the harbour on the ferry.

The more you ride, the more confident you’ll feel about cycling in general, whether you’re on a path or on the road.

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