Takaro Trails

4 Day Savour Hawke’s Bay

Self-guided - Round trip - includes gannet tour & 15 wineries - 120-140km total cycling distance

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Savour Hawke's Bay with this scenic 4 day cycle tour that includes visits to the Cape Kidnappers gannet colony and select wineries.

Difficulty grading: Easy

Ahuriri to Cape Kidnappers via the Coastal trail - 30km - Overnight Te Awanga or Clive


Cape Kidnappers to Havelock North - includes a trip to see the iconic gannet colony - 24km - Overnight Havelock North


Havelock North to Taradale via the Wineries Ride - 40km - Overnight Taradale


Taradale to Ahuriri via the Estuary Trails and Puketapu Loop - 35-50km

Enjoy the highlights of Hawke’s Bay on our easy, flat cycle trails – stunning scenery – acclaimed wineries – a trip to the iconic gannet colony and boutique accommodation!


Day 1:  A day of diversity!  From the Art Deco glamour of the Napier CBD to the moody coastline of Marine Parade and the mouths of the regions three rivers the scene is ever-changing. End up at Cape Kidnappers where you can visit 3 amazing wineries and stay in Te Awanga for the night! A great way to finish today is to book into Elephant Hill for a five star dinner.

Day 2: Experience the iconic gannet colony today with the Overland Gannet Tour in the morning from Clifton! On your return to Clifton, start cycling down the coastal trail, turning inland for 10kms takes you through stunning orchard and vineyard country to the bustling, stylish village of Havelock North for your next nights stay. 

Day 2:  Start the day with a visit to the renowned Birdwoods Gallery and Sweet Shop before enjoying a pleasant ride 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.  Leaving the wineries behind you join the Tutaekuri River trail for the final stretch to your overnight stay in Taradale. 

Day 3:  This morning is spent cycling the 20km ‘Puketapu Loop’, a favourite with visitors and locals alike.  A visit to New Zealand’s oldest winery, The Mission Estate, is then a ‘must do’ before the history lesson continues as you join the Ahuriri Estuary Trail and cycle through through a unique wildlife sanctuary.  As you go it’s sobering to 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. 


BOOK YOUR TOUR for travel between the dates of 15th April and 30th May 2020 and you will recieve a FREE GANNET tour (worth $88) with Gannet Safaris Overland . Limited offer, book before 28th February 2020.