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3 Day Hawkes Bay Highlights Self Guided Bike Tour

Total about 125 km cycling (80% off road, 20% rural roads)

Days
3

Pricing From
$549

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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 50km cycling

Riding on day one is flat and gentle, almost entirely on off road trails and stunningly scenic!

You will travel to Havelock North departing Napier’s port village of Ahuriri and cycling via Napier’s CBD famed for its Art Deco style. Continuing along the seafront of Marine Parade the ‘Water Ride’ cycle trail will take you to the village of Clive, through a wetlands region with many native birds before taking a detour on the ‘Landscapes Trail’ to the coastal communities of Haumoana and Te Awanga. Here you can visit the British Car Museum, Clifton Beach or the excellent wineries of Elephant Hill and Clearview Estate.

Returning to the Tuki Tuki river the final part of today’s ride takes you through market garden country to bustling Havelock North. This is where you will spend your first night enjoying the excellent bars and cafes.

For those keen to end their day with a few hills there is the option of riding the Tuki Tuki Loop from Te Awanga to Havelock North, rated by the Kennett Brothers as one of N.Z.’s classic road cycles! This will add approx.. 16km to the total distance.

 

Day 2Havelock North to TaradaleAbout 45km cycling

On day three you will enjoy a pleasant morning ride through flat farmland, with a visit to the renowned Birdwoods Gallery and Sweet Shop recommended, before arriving in the world renowned Ngatarawa Gimblett Gravels vineyard region. 

Spend some time cycling the ‘Wineries Ride’ and focusing on the wonderful cellar doors of the area. Those offering wine tasting include Ngatarawa, Salvare, Trinity Hill, Te Awa and Unison Estate.

Leaving the vineyards behind you follow the Ngaruroro River on the ‘Water Trail’ to Pakowhai Country Park on the outskirts of Hastings. Continuing to follow the river you arrive at the coast near Awatoto. The final part of your ride to Taradale follows the Tutaekuri River section of the ‘Water Trail’ with stunning views over the market gardens and orchards of Meeanee.

Day 3Taradale to Ahuriri: Via the Puketapu Loop and Ahuriri EstuaryAbout 30km cycling

The first 20km of today’s cycle takes you further up the Tutaekuri River trail to the rural community of Puketapu. Make a visit to Moana Park Winery, renowned for their organic approach to wine making, or enjoy refreshments at the iconic Puketapu Pub before completing the loop back to Taradale on the opposite river bank.

You then have the opportunity to visit the Silky Oaks Chocolate Factory and Museum before joining the Ahuriri Estuary section of the ‘Water Ride’ and cycling to the outskirts of Bay View. This stunning section of trail passes through the Ahuriri Station, a working sheep farm and wildlife sanctuary.

A typical last refreshment stop is at the Snapper Café before completing your ride on the coastal trail through Westshore beach and back to Ahuriri.

Cost per person (Twin share)

1 Jun 2019 - 30 Sep 2020

  • Motel accommodation: from NZ$549
  • Boutique B&B / Small lodge accommodation: from NZ$695
  • E-bike hire: NZ$150

* Bring your own bike and save $90.00 off tour cost

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Ahuriri to Havelock NorthAbout 50km cycling

Riding on day one is flat and gentle, almost entirely on off road trails and stunningly scenic!

You will travel to Havelock North departing Napier’s port village of Ahuriri and cycling via Napier’s CBD famed for its Art Deco style. Continuing along the seafront of Marine Parade the ‘Water Ride’ cycle trail will take you to the village of Clive, through a wetlands region with many native birds before taking a detour on the ‘Landscapes Trail’ to the coastal communities of Haumoana and Te Awanga. Here you can visit the British Car Museum, Clifton Beach or the excellent wineries of Elephant Hill and Clearview Estate.

Returning to the Tuki Tuki river the final part of today’s ride takes you through market garden country to bustling Havelock North. This is where you will spend your first night enjoying the excellent bars and cafes.

For those keen to end their day with a few hills there is the option of riding the Tuki Tuki Loop from Te Awanga to Havelock North, rated by the Kennett Brothers as one of N.Z.’s classic road cycles! This will add approx.. 16km to the total distance.

 

Day 2Havelock North to TaradaleAbout 45km cycling

On day three you will enjoy a pleasant morning ride through flat farmland, with a visit to the renowned Birdwoods Gallery and Sweet Shop recommended, before arriving in the world renowned Ngatarawa Gimblett Gravels vineyard region. 

Spend some time cycling the ‘Wineries Ride’ and focusing on the wonderful cellar doors of the area. Those offering wine tasting include Ngatarawa, Salvare, Trinity Hill, Te Awa and Unison Estate.

Leaving the vineyards behind you follow the Ngaruroro River on the ‘Water Trail’ to Pakowhai Country Park on the outskirts of Hastings. Continuing to follow the river you arrive at the coast near Awatoto. The final part of your ride to Taradale follows the Tutaekuri River section of the ‘Water Trail’ with stunning views over the market gardens and orchards of Meeanee.

Day 3Taradale to Ahuriri: Via the Puketapu Loop and Ahuriri EstuaryAbout 30km cycling

The first 20km of today’s cycle takes you further up the Tutaekuri River trail to the rural community of Puketapu. Make a visit to Moana Park Winery, renowned for their organic approach to wine making, or enjoy refreshments at the iconic Puketapu Pub before completing the loop back to Taradale on the opposite river bank.

You then have the opportunity to visit the Silky Oaks Chocolate Factory and Museum before joining the Ahuriri Estuary section of the ‘Water Ride’ and cycling to the outskirts of Bay View. This stunning section of trail passes through the Ahuriri Station, a working sheep farm and wildlife sanctuary.

A typical last refreshment stop is at the Snapper Café before completing your ride on the coastal trail through Westshore beach and back to Ahuriri.

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