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3 Day Highlight Tour

Ride a loop around the Hawke's Bay Trail highlights - Napier - Havelock North - Taradale.

  1. Ahuriri to Havelock North 
    via the scenic Coastal trails – 40kms – Overnight Havelock North
  2. Havelock North to Taradale 
    via the River Trails and Wineries – 35-50 kms – Overnight Taradale
  3. Taradale to Ahuriri 
    via Puketapu and the Estuary Trail – 25-50kms

You will really enjoy riding and seeing the highlights of Hawke’s Bay on our 3 day tour around our easy, flat cycle trails. You will see stunning scenery, visit acclaimed wineries, plus have the option to include extras like luxury accommodation or a special night out at a 5 star restaurant. 

Ride an E-Bike – HIRE SPECIAL on NOW…FREE for September, HALF PRICE for October and November. Normally $50pp per day.

DAY BY DAY BRIEF:

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. You will cycle past Black Barn, Te Mata Estate (stop for wine tasting) and the iconic Arataki Honey (NZ’s biggest manuka honey producer) and Origin Earth where you can taste artisan cheese to go with your wine. A great way to finish today is to head to one of the many renowned restaurants in Havelock North for a memorable 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) and instead of riding, book our shuttle to pick you up and transfer you to your Havelock North accommodation ($25pp for the shuttle). Shuttle ride to Havelock North to be booked with your tour.

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.    

OPTIONS FROM Te Awa:
1. Get back on your bike after lunch and cycle the Ngararuro/Tutaekuri River trails to your overnight stay in Taradale (30km from Te Awa winery)
2. Take a long lunch at Te Awa, and ask our shuttle to pick you up and transfer you to your Taradale accommodation ($25pp for the shuttle). Shuttle ride to Taradale to be booked with your tour.

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.

PRICE: 

Tour price from $680 per person (Final price depends on dates and 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 $680 per person
Superior boutique hotel/B&B $780 per person
Luxury $350-550/room – please contact us for options!

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

For example, 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, just let us know. If you want an e-bike to ride, no worries we have them available! 

Price includes 

  • Three days riding
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 2 x breakfast
  • Scott pathway bikes, helmets, panniers, maps
  • Optional van shuttle ride back to accommodation on day one and two
  • Activity and restaurant recommendations and bookings
  • Full support while on the trails.

EXTRA add on’s 

  • E-Bike hire – $50pp per day
  • Winery Restaurant lunch and dinner bookings 
  • Activities – Gannet Tours, Art Deco Walking Tours
Subject to terms and conditions – read here.