Takaro Trails

Havelock North and Cape Coast Wineries

Self-guided - Wineries Cycle - 16kms - Allow 6 hours

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Our most popular day ride! Self-guided, easy, scenic cycling with up to 7 wineries enroute

Difficulty grading: Easy


A very scenic cycle and featuring some of the regions favourite wineries, this is a truly great day out!  

Your adventure starts with the wineries of Black Barn, Te Mata Estate and Akarangi in Havelock North where the wine tasting starts early!  With your first two winery visits under your belt we also highly recommend a visit to the Chalk and Cheese Cafe and Origin Earth sample room to savour some of the best cheeses you’ll ever taste before departing Havelock North.

From here you enjoy a 16km cycle on the limestone cycle trail of the landscapes ride, following the Tuki Tuki River, to the coastal communities of Haumoana and Te Awanga.  The views are stunning as you cycle the raised stop-bank trail and look out over orchards, vineyards, corn fields and farmland. 

Reaching the coast you’ll be ready to taste some more fine wine at Beach House (summer weekends only), Elephant Hill, Clearview Estate and Te Awanga Estate (summer only).  If lunch at either Clearview Estate or Elephant Hill is on your ‘wish-list’ we strongly recommend pre-booking to avoid disappointment and we are happy to assist with reservations.    

NB:  Most wineries charge for tastings which is payable direct.

Opening hours at wineries vary and some wineries are closed over winter months. Please check at the time of booking the number of wineries you should expect to find open.  Wherever possible Takaro Trails will advise of closures due to private functions however we cannot be held responsible for closures we have not been advised of.  Transport is from/to the Napier or Hastings i-Sites or central accommodation only.

Tours until 30 Sept 2019:  $90.00 per adult and $60.00 per child
Tours from 01 Oct 2019:    $95.00 per adult and $64.00 per child 

Cost includes:  Bike, pannier & helmet hire, water bottle, route instructions & trail map, wine pick up service and return transport from Napier or Hastings i-sites or central Napier accommodation. (Min 2 people per booking).


“There were 14 of us in the beautiful Hawke’s Bay for the weekend and this was definitely our highlight. They made it so easy for us, and were fine with us making a change to our finishing point when we got stuck at Elephant Hill enjoying the delicious wine and food.”   Carol, Christchurch – May 2015