A great short break to enjoy all that is delicious about beautiful Hawke's Bay!Difficulty grading: Easy
Arrive Hawke’s Bay- Overnight The Crown Hotel, Ahuriri
Ahuriri to Taradale via Ahuriri Estuary trail & Puketapu - 35kms - Overnight Breckenridge Lodge
Taradale to Gimblett Gravels Appellation via River Trails - 35kms - Overnight Greenhill Lodge or The Manse
Havelock North to Ahuriri via the coastal trail - 35kms
DAY BY DAY BRIEF:
Day 1: On arrival at Hawke’s Bay airport you will be met and transferred to The Crown Hotel, Ahuriri, Napier for your overnight stay.
Day 2: The Ahuriri Estuary with its protected birdlife and low-lying wetlands is a great start to your cycling adventure around beautiful Hawke’s Bay. Arriving in the suburb of Taradale a ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour at the acclaimed Church Rd Winery is included. You also have the opportunity to visit the Mission Estate, New Zealand’s oldest winery, which sets you up perfectly for an easy afternoon cycling the the stop-banks of the Tutaekuri River. Navigating your way around the Puketapu Loop, a favourite trail with locals and visitors alike, you then arrive at your overnight accommodation at Breckenridge Lodge. Tonight your cycling efforts will be rewarded with a 5 course degustation dinner!
Day 3: Today all the cycling is taken care of in the morning with a beautiful ride through orchard and farmland country, following the rivers of the Tutaekuri and Ngaruroro to the world acclaimed Ngatarawa Gimblett Gravels appellation. The afternoon is then all about the wine! Enjoy the ambience of the many Cellar Doors offering tastings before your late afternoon transfer to Greenhill Lodge or The Manse. A 4 course table d’hote dinner will be served tonight.
Day 4: : From the bustling, stylish village of Havelock North you cycle through stunning orchard and vineyard country to the coast. The easy, scenic, route then continues through the East Clive Wetlands, a perfect place to quietly observe the many native birds that inhabit the area. On reaching the outskirts of Napier you follow the Norfolk Palm lined Marine Parade to the city centre, the ‘Art Deco Capital of the World’. Spend some time viewing the distinctive architectural style of the buildings before the final 5km cycle back to Ahuriri.
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