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E-Bike Explorer: Havelock North to Ahuriri (via Cape Coast)
Spend a fun-filled and relaxing day exploring the delights of Hawke's Bay from the comfy saddle of an E-bike, letting the bike do the work whenever you feel the desire. Pedal through stunning scenery stopping at wineries and tourist attractions along the way. Bask in the beautiful natural landscapes and enjoy watching flocks of black swans and native birds at the wetlands. Cycle along the coast, visiting local communities before heading back towards Napier and discovering the Art-Deco delights that await you there. Meander along river and estuary trails taking in superb orchard and vineyard country views at every turn. End the tour in picturesque Ahuriri, drawing to a close a fulfilling adventure.
- CategoryEasy-going & Leisurely
- Duration6 hours
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level1 - Beginner
- Activity Level1 - Easy
- Elevation1 - Easy
- Distance31.1 miles
How long is the tour?
You should allow approximately six hours to do the tour.
Is there a minimum age for this tour?
Yes, 18. The E-bikes are only suitable for adults to use.
What's the tour like?
The tour is 50 km (31 mi) of quiet country roads and off-road trails. The tour is graded as easy by the tour operator as you are travelling on mostly flat ground on an E-bike.
As this tour is self-guided, how will I know where to go?
Your arrival information will include detailed, daily riding instructions for your 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 to do this tour?
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 their reception center 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 another mechanical breakdown?
Mechanical backup service is included in your tour cost and the tour operator will provide you with a phone number to call if you need them. Depending on where you are, some waiting time is to be expected. For this reason, the tour operator provides spare tubes so you have the option to attend to any punctures yourself, which will most likely be your quickest option. However, they are happy to come out if this is your preference.
Do I need to bring my own helmet?
Hire helmets are available and included in your tour cost, however, please feel free to bring your own helmet if you prefer. A correctly fitting helmet is essential for safety and it is a legal requirement in N.Z. for all cyclists to wear a helmet at all times when riding on the road and trails.
Where does the tour start and end?
The tour starts at your hotel in Ahururi, Napier. The tour operator will arrange to collect you from your hotel and transfer you to the village of Havelock North for the start of the cycling.
The tour ends in Ahuriri, Napier at the tour operator's office. This is based at 9 Nelson Quay, Ahuriri, Napier 4144.
Hawke's Bay Airport (NPE), also known as Napier Airport, is just a ten-minute drive from there but is only a domestic airport. However, there are regular departures to connecting international airports that are a few hundred kilometers away.
Are entry costs included in the cost of this tour?
No, the tour does not include any admittance costs for attractions or wine tasting fees. This is mainly because it's hard to predict which stops you will make so it is easier if you ‘pay as you go’. This also allows you more freedom to do what you like, when you like, depending on your mood and interests.