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3 Day Hawkes Bay Highlights Loop Self Guided Bike Tour

Total about 125 km cycling (85% off road, 15% rural roads)

Days
3

Pricing From
$375

Difficulty

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Overview

Experience a real taste of the regions riches with three days of cycling fun. 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.

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 1Ahuriri to Havelock NorthAbout 30-45km cycling

A day of diversity! Starting in the Art Deco glamour of the Napier CBD ride along the stunning coastline of Marine Parade to the mouths of the regions three rivers the scene is ever-changing. 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 2Havelock North to TaradaleAbout 35-50km cycling

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.

OPTION: Take a long lunch and we’ll pick you up and transfer you to your Taradale accommodation.

Day 3Taradale to Ahuriri: Via the Puketapu Loop and Ahuriri EstuaryAbout 25-45km cycling

This morning is spent cycling the 20km ‘Puketapu Loop’, a favourite with visitors and locals alike (optional loop track).  From Taradale, a visit to New Zealand’s oldest winery, The Mission Estate, is then a ‘must do’ before joining the Ahuriri Estuary Trail and cycling through through a unique wildlife sanctuary.  As you cycle, reflect on the fact that before the big earthquake of 1931 all this area was a vast tidal inlet encompassing thousands of hectares of wetland, marshes and mud banks.   The final part of the route returns you to the coast, passing the popular surf beach of Westshore and back to your start point in Ahuriri.

Cost per person (Twin share)

1 Jun 2021 - 30 Sep 2022

  • Tour w/ accommodation: from NZ$575
  • Tour w/o accommodation: $375pp standard bikes / $495pp e-bikes

*Extra night! Pre or Post tour to make it a real holiday ($100-125pp per night)

 

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Ahuriri to Havelock NorthAbout 30-45km cycling

A day of diversity! Starting in the Art Deco glamour of the Napier CBD ride along the stunning coastline of Marine Parade to the mouths of the regions three rivers the scene is ever-changing. 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 2Havelock North to TaradaleAbout 35-50km cycling

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.

OPTION: Take a long lunch and we’ll pick you up and transfer you to your Taradale accommodation.

Day 3Taradale to Ahuriri: Via the Puketapu Loop and Ahuriri EstuaryAbout 25-45km cycling

This morning is spent cycling the 20km ‘Puketapu Loop’, a favourite with visitors and locals alike (optional loop track).  From Taradale, a visit to New Zealand’s oldest winery, The Mission Estate, is then a ‘must do’ before joining the Ahuriri Estuary Trail and cycling through through a unique wildlife sanctuary.  As you cycle, reflect on the fact that before the big earthquake of 1931 all this area was a vast tidal inlet encompassing thousands of hectares of wetland, marshes and mud banks.   The final part of the route returns you to the coast, passing the popular surf beach of Westshore and back to your start point in Ahuriri.

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