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We know that cycling is the one of the best ways to relax and feel great about yourself as you exercise by riding the scenic trails.  What about doing it with your kids (or grandkids) too?!

Tākaro Trails Cycle Tours is offering a great family getaway where you and your family can have a no hassle, family cycle focused holiday. Hawke’s Bay has safe, flat off-road cycle trails, stunning scenery and is one of the regions with the most sunshine hours in NZ not to mention the great places to stop – acclaimed wineries, fresh fruit stalls (with ice-cream!) and awesome family activities.

Our main aim is to ‘make it easy’ for you – we offer airport transfers, great accommodation, quality bikes (and e-bikes) and fantastic back up service – so all the hard work is done for you!!

Check it out! The Family Cycle Baycation package includes two self-guided cycle tours over 2 days, quality bikes, shuttles/transfers and full support while on the trails, plus family passes to Par 2 Golf and the National Aquarium of New Zealand AND 2 nights accommodation (if required).

PRICE:  $1300 per family* with accommodation or $800 without accommodation.
Price includes: 

  • Two self guided cycle tours over 2 days- Standard bikes, helmets, panniers, maps, and all shuttles
  • Full support while on the trails.
  • Complimentary airport shuttle (if needed)
  • Family passes for Par 2 Golf and the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
  • Extra activity and restaurant bookings if required
  • 2 nights accommodation at one of: The Crown HotelHarbour View Motel, East Pier Hotel or Te Pania (Scenic Circle) family double room suites*

* Price based on 2 adults double, 2 children twin share, subject to availability. 

Additional nights’ accommodation $350/night.
Additional children priced on request.

Upgrade to an E-Bike for just $25pp per day (limited kids sizes available).


Day 1: Napier City Ride & Explore

Travel to Ahuriri, Napier. Drive directly there or be met by our complimentary shuttle at the Hawke’s Bay Airport. Come to our bike shop on Nelson Quay, we will size you up for your bikes then you are all set to explore Napier City by bike. Cycle the 5 km trail to Napier City where there is heaps to do and explore. Included in the package is family passes for Par 2 Golf and the National Aquarium of New Zealand.

  • National Aquarium (included)
  • Par 2 mini golf (included)
  • Bay State park
  • Napier Pump Track (free)
  • Take a guided art deco Tour
  • Napier Museum (free)
  • Sea scape mural walk (free)
  • Ice Cream stops
  • Ocean Spa- hot pools

Ride back in the late afternoon to your accommodation (your bags will be waiting there for you). Enjoy the evening at one of the many family friendly local restaurants.

Day 2:  Cycle to Puketapu loop.
Today you will cycle the Puketapu Loop trail, a favorite with visitors and locals alike.  (18kms along flat, easy pathways).

We will shuttle you to the start of the trail where you will join the cycle trail along the Tutaekuri river heading to Puketapu and the local pub, a favorite with visitors and locals alike for a burger and hot chips for lunch or a beer/ soft drink and ice cream. Heaps to see and do along the way: Silky Oak Chocolate Factory, Otatara Historic Pa site, Atea a Rangi (star compass) or take a dip in Tutaekuri river swim hole.

Mid-afternoon (around 3pm) you will be collected and transferred back to Ahuriri.

Day 3:  Explore Ahuriri Village

Spend the morning exploring Ahuriri village, take a walk around the Ahuriri Estuary (4km loop track), go fishing off the wharf (we have fishing gear you can borrow), check out the fishing bouts or go for a swim at the local beach before either getting shuttled to the airport or driving home.