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5 Day Loop Tour

Do it all! Explore all 200 km's of the Hawke's Bay Trails over 5 days of scenic riding.

  1. Ahuriri to Havelock North 
    via Tukituki River and Coastal Trail – 35kms – Overnight Havelock North
  2. Havelock North to Cape Kidnappers return
    Tukituki Loop – 45km – Overnight Havelock North
  3. Havelock North to Taradale 
    via the River Trails and Wineries – 35-55 kms – Overnight Taradale
  4. Taradale Explorer Day
    via Puketapu loop and more – 25-50kms – Overnight Taradale
  5. Taradale to Ahuriri
    via Bayview and the Estuary Trail – 25-35kms

You will really enjoy riding and seeing Hawke’s Bay on our 5 day tour around our easy, flat cycle trails. Take the 130km loop track and add on two extra days of riding so you get 5 days riding with 4 nights accommodation. You will see stunning scenery, visit acclaimed wineries, plus with our detailed maps see those cool little places that only locals know about. 


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.

Day 2:  Today’s route is cycled in part on the roads of the Tuki Tuki Valley, acclaimed as one of ‘New Zealand’s Classic Road Rides’ by cycling authors the Kennett Brothers.  The scenic views over the valley and vineyards are stunning and the lack of cars make the cycling very relaxed. It also passes by Craggy Range Winery one of the most visually stunning vineyards in Hawke’s Bay – a definite must-see!

Reaching the coast you can enjoy a long, lazy lunch at one of the fine wineries of Te Awanga Coast (Te Awanga, Clearview or Elephant Hill) or get fish and chips on the beach before you return to your Havelock North accommodation.

Day 3:  Start the day with a ride through the city i-ways 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 Villa Maria.    

OPTION: Take a long lunch and we’ll pick you up and transfer you to your Taradale accommodation.

Day 4: Follow the Tutaekuri river trails to the Puketapu Loop, a favourite trail for locals and visitors alike!  Following the river trails you’re in for a treat-filled day visiting a historic Maori Pa Site, Moana Park – an organic winery, a classic rural pub and Silky Oak Chocolate Factory.  Stop at the Puketapu country pub for lunch – they’re famous for their cold beers and hot chips!

In the summer months there’s also an excellent swimming spot to cool off before the cycle back to your Taradale accommodation. You can visit New Zealand’s oldest winery, Mission Estate for dinner – treat yourself!

OPTION: to cycle an extra 25km loop along country roads from Puketapu to Puketitiri and back. A real leg burner with the country roads winding through remote hilly farmland country.

Day 5: Cycle to the Ahuriri Estuary and take some time to view the protected birdlife in this Department of Conservation Wildlife Sanctuary, before making your way to north via easy cycle pathways winding through the Ahuriri Station, a working sheep farm and low-lying wetlands. You end up at the coastal community of Bay View where you can stop at Crab Farm, a rustic family owned winery  for great wine or just a coffee and light lunch. You then head along the final part of the route along the Pacific coast, passing the popular surf beach of Westshore and around the fishing port back to your start point in Ahuriri. 

Tour price (with accommodation) from $1055-1155 per person (depends on dates and accommodation choice).

Price based on 2 people with double accommodation and depends on dates & availability. NB: there may be a surcharge for twin share or single room.

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

Price includes 

  • Five days self-guided riding
  • 4 nights accommodation (2 nights in Havelock North, 2 in Taradale)
  • 4 x breakfasts
  • Scott pathway bikes, helmets, panniers, maps
  • Activity and restaurant recommendations and bookings
  • Full support while on the trails incl van shuttle ride to accommodation if needed

EXTRA add on’s 

  • Stay another night – pre or post tour accommodation
  • E-Bike hire – $40pp per day
  • Winery Restaurant lunch and dinner bookings 
  • Activities – Gannet Tours, Art Deco Walking Tours

Subject to terms and conditions – read here.

We make it really easy to get what you want from your cycle tour, flexibility is our thing – just talk to us. 

You can choose the distance you ride each day – if you want a pick-up from us to get to your accommodation quicker we can do that. If you want an e-bike to ride, no worries we have them available! We also have 3 different levels of great accommodation to choose from, making your tour the price-point you want