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Ahuriri to Cape Coast
Enjoy a relaxing day of cycling through Hawke's Bay from the lovely quaint port of Ahuriri to the idyllic villages of Cape Coast. Taking in the beautifully unique city of Napier and its wonderful Art Deco facades, the tour then heads along the coastal path with spectacular views out to Cape Kidnappers. Feel the wind in your hair as you pedal along the bike paths, estuary tracks and wetland trails, observing native birds and gorgeous wildlife all around. End the day sampling the local produce at fantastic vineyards before being transferred back to Ahuriri to conclude a fulfilling and leisurely adventure in this charming region.
- CategoryEasy-going & Leisurely
- Duration6 hours
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level1 - Beginner
- Activity Level1 - Easy
- Elevation1 - Easy
- Distance16.2 miles
Where does the tour start and end?
The tour starts in Ahuriri, on the outskirts of Napier. You will finish riding at the Cape Coast and the tour operator will then arrange a transfer back to Ahuriri for you.
How long is the tour?
The tour is a day tour and the operator says to allow approximately 5 hours for it.
Is a bike provided?
Yes, the tour operator supplies bikes with options available for children.
Do I need to wear a helmet?
For safety reasons, all cyclists must wear a correctly-fitted, legally compliant helmet. The tour operator can provide a helmet but you are very welcome to bring your own.
As the tour is self guided, how will I know where to go?
Your arrival information will include detailed, daily riding instructions for your chosen tour along with the Hawke’s Bay Trails map showing your route highlighted. Riding instructions can be attached to the handlebars of your bike and will provide thorough information pointing out places of interest, worthwhile attractions, landmarks, distances and refreshment options.
When is the best time of year for cycling in Hawke's Bay?
The Hawke’s Bay region is blessed with long, hot summers, mild winters and low rainfall making it an ideal destination for cycling all year round. Average temperatures are:
Summer 23.8 degrees Celsius (75 degrees Fahrenheit)
Autumn 19.9 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit)
Winter 14.5 degrees Celsius (58 degrees Fahrenheit)
Spring 19.0 degrees Celsius (66 degrees Fahrenheit)
What if I want to buy large quantities of wine or other purchases along the way?
The tour operator is more than happy to pick up any purchases that can’t be carried on your bike and have them waiting at our reception centre when you finish your tour. Simply text them with the details or what and where you have purchased and they will take care of the rest!
What if I get a puncture or other mechanical breakdown?
Mechanical backup service is included in your tour cost and you will be provided with a phone number to call if you need help. Depending on where you are, some waiting time is to be expected. For this reason, spare tubes are provided so you have the option to attend to any punctures yourself, which will most likely be your quickest option. However, the tour operator is happy to come out if this is your preference.
What age range does child cost apply to?
Child cost applies to children aged up to and including 16 years.
Is hotel pick-up available?
The hotel pick-up is only available for accommodations in inner-city Napier or Ahuriri. It is scheduled around 9:45 - 10:15 AM.
Hotel pick-up in farther accommodations is possible but will incur additional fees.
Please read here for a message from the tour operator regarding COVID-19
Covid-19: means uncertain times…
We understand there is a lot of uncertainty around making plans with the threat of Covid-19 related travel alerts interfering with travel bookings. We have added some special conditions for bookings on multiday tours operating from September 2020 onwards affected by Covid-19 to help you book in confidence:
Should New Zealand Government alert level 3 or 4 travel restrictions prevent a New Zealand resident booked on a Tākaro Trails Multiday Cycle Tour from travelling, we will apply a no questions asked policy.
For all cancellations due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will transfer 100% of the tour costs paid to any future tour or you can choose a refund. The refund will be based on the tour costs minus any fees from our accommodation providers less an admin fee of $50 per person.