Two mountain bikers reported as missing in Upper Hutt have made contact with police after spending a night in the bush.

Wellington police Sergeant Guy Callahan said a call was received at 7.55pm last night from a woman who reported her husband and son-in-law missing.

The 23- and 50-year-old had gone to ride mountain bike trails off Karapoti Road near the Akatarawa Valley.

Mr Callahan said the pair made contact with police at 8.55am today to say they became lost overnight and had to find cellphone coverage to call for help.


"They were three to four kilometres from the road when they called us.

"They're fine and well and making their way out under their own steam."

A Search and Rescue team would meet the pair when they emerged to check their condition and find out what happened, Mr Callahan said.