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3 Day Loop Tour

Ride the loop trail around Hawke's Bay - Napier - Havelock North - Taradale.

  1. Ahuriri to Havelock North 
    via the scenic Coastal trails – 30-45kms – Overnight Havelock North
  2. Havelock North to Taradale 
    via the River Trails and Wineries – 35-50kms – Overnight Taradale
  3. Taradale to Ahuriri 
    via Puketapu and the Estuary Trail – 25-45kms

You will really enjoy riding and seeing the highlights of Hawke’s Bay on our 3 day Tākaro Trail Loop tour around our easy, flat cycle trails. You will see stunning scenery, visit acclaimed wineries, and see those cool little places that only locals know about. 

DAY BY DAY BRIEF:

Day 1: 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 2:  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 3:  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.

Tour price (without accommodation) $375pp standard bikes | $495pp e-bikes

Tour price (with accommodation) $575-625 per person (price depends on dates & accommodation choice).
Price based on 2 people with double accommodation. NB: surcharge for twin share and single room.

Choose from the following accommodation levels
Standard motor lodge | Superior boutique hotel/B&B | Luxury – please contact us for options!

Price includes 

  • Three days self-guided riding
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 2 x continental breakfasts
  • Scott pathway bikes, helmets, panniers, maps
  • Activity and restaurant recommendations and bookings
  • Full support while on the trails – including shuttles to accommodation if required

EXTRA add on’s 

  • Extra night! Pre or Post tour to make it a real holiday ($100-125pp per night)
  • E-Bike hire – from $40pp per day
  • Winery Restaurant lunch and dinner bookings 
  • Activities – Gannet Tours, Art Deco Walking Tours
Subject to terms and conditions – read here.