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3 Day Hawkes Bay Cycle Holiday Self Guided Tour

25-55 km cycling per day (90% flat)

Days
3

Pricing From
$440

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Overview

Experience a real taste of the regions riches with three days of cycling fun. A 3 day Hawkes Bay cycle holiday getaway in New Zealand with a focus on seeing the highlights & visiting the best wineries. Includes 3 days of riding all three Hawke's Bay Trail sections - Landscape Ride, Water Ride and Wineries Ride. On your travels you will see surf beaches, fishing boats and Art Deco architecture. Savour wines from the various vineyards en route, visit vibrant villages and share in the lifestyle that locals enjoy every day. View Hawkes Bay Cycle Trail Route Map.

There is a huge range of accommodation in Napier. Check out this link for all the options.

If arriving into Napier on the first day, then you must commence the tour prior to 12 noon.

Hawkes Bay Highlights Bike Tour

Hawkes Bay Highlights Bike Tour

Hawkes Bay Highlights Bike Tour

Hawkes Bay Highlights Bike Tour

Itinerary

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Day 1Shuttle Ahuriri to Puketapu; cycle back to AhuririCycling 26km to Ahuriri, or 43km via Bayview (on River & Estuary Trails)

Meet us at our shop in Ahuriri, Napier 9am or 12pm (depending on your travel arrangements). Jump in our shuttle to travel to Puketapu for the start of your 3 day cycling adventure.

You will cycle the Puketapu river trails to Taradale (visit Church Road and Mission Estate wineries) and then connect with the Ahuriri Estuary water trails to get back to our base in Ahuriri. 

If you want extra riding then add in a diversion to Bayview on the inland lagoon farm trails and back to Ahuriri via the Westshore coastal cycleway – another 15km

Day 2Napier to Havelock NorthCycling 35-45km via Coastal Trail

Starting in the Art Deco glamour of Napier City ride along the scenic coastline trails of Marine Parade to the mouths of the regions three rivers. You will cycle past Black Barn, Te Mata Estate (stop for wine tasting) and the iconic Arataki Honey (NZ’s biggest manuka honey producer). 

Finish today by heading to one of the many renowned restaurants in Havelock North for a tasty, fresh dinner.

OPTION: take a diversion at Black Bridge and spend your afternoon relaxing at the Cape Kidnappers wineries (Elephant Hill, Clearview Estate and Te Awanga) before riding to your Havelock North accommodation.

Day 3Hastings to CliveCycling 35-50km via Winery Trail

Start the day with a ride through the city of Hastings before enjoying a pleasant amble through flat farmland to the world acclaimed Ngatarawa Gimblett Gravels appellation. There’s much to enjoy as you spend some time visiting the cellar doors of some of the regions finest wineries including Sileni Estates, Oak Estate, Trinity Hill and Te Awa.    

Take your time, ride along the Ngaruroro River bank trail to the village of Clive. check out the pub there while waiting for your pick up and transfer to your night’s accommodation.

Cost per person (Twin share)

July 2022 - June 2023

  • Tour without accommodation: NZ$440

Optional Extras

  • On-bike Guide Services: NZ$360 (up to 6 people)#
  • Extra people with guide: NZ$60 per person
  • Winery Platter Lunch: NZ$35 per lunch*

*Winery lunches available at Clearview Estate, Mission Estate & Oak Estate

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Shuttle Ahuriri to Puketapu; cycle back to AhuririCycling 26km to Ahuriri, or 43km via Bayview (on River & Estuary Trails)

Meet us at our shop in Ahuriri, Napier 9am or 12pm (depending on your travel arrangements). Jump in our shuttle to travel to Puketapu for the start of your 3 day cycling adventure.

You will cycle the Puketapu river trails to Taradale (visit Church Road and Mission Estate wineries) and then connect with the Ahuriri Estuary water trails to get back to our base in Ahuriri. 

If you want extra riding then add in a diversion to Bayview on the inland lagoon farm trails and back to Ahuriri via the Westshore coastal cycleway – another 15km

Day 2Napier to Havelock NorthCycling 35-45km via Coastal Trail

Starting in the Art Deco glamour of Napier City ride along the scenic coastline trails of Marine Parade to the mouths of the regions three rivers. You will cycle past Black Barn, Te Mata Estate (stop for wine tasting) and the iconic Arataki Honey (NZ’s biggest manuka honey producer). 

Finish today by heading to one of the many renowned restaurants in Havelock North for a tasty, fresh dinner.

OPTION: take a diversion at Black Bridge and spend your afternoon relaxing at the Cape Kidnappers wineries (Elephant Hill, Clearview Estate and Te Awanga) before riding to your Havelock North accommodation.

Day 3Hastings to CliveCycling 35-50km via Winery Trail

Start the day with a ride through the city of Hastings before enjoying a pleasant amble through flat farmland to the world acclaimed Ngatarawa Gimblett Gravels appellation. There’s much to enjoy as you spend some time visiting the cellar doors of some of the regions finest wineries including Sileni Estates, Oak Estate, Trinity Hill and Te Awa.    

Take your time, ride along the Ngaruroro River bank trail to the village of Clive. check out the pub there while waiting for your pick up and transfer to your night’s accommodation.

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