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5 Day Hawke's Bay Loop Tour
Starting and ending in the picturesque historic port of Ahuriri, the tour takes you on an enjoyable expedition through the nooks and crannies of fantastic Hawke's Bay. Follow coastal trails and ancient rivers through flatlands and wetlands surrounded by wildlife and breathtaking views. Stop for refreshments at the quaint villages and rural communities dotted along the route and savor the local produce on offer at the many wineries you'll discover here. Cycle popular country routes and classic road rides, enjoy valley views, estuary trails and leisurely biking. Choose from a multitude of activities on offer or simply relax in the natural ambience of the region. A great way to spend five days, whatever your fancy.
- CategoryEasy-going & Leisurely
- Duration5 days
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level1 - Beginner
- Activity Level2 - Moderate
- Elevation1 - Easy
- Distance136.7 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance27.3 miles
Meander along the coastal trail, stopping for coffee at friendly cafes or perhaps take it up a notch and head straight to the vineyards! It's your holiday so your choice and therein lies the beauty of the self-guided tour. You will be spoiled for choice with detailed descriptions of your route and potential diversions, be they of the culinary kind or the many other attractions on offer in this stunning part of New Zealand.
Although you may follow the same route as another group, your experience may be completely different, or perhaps you'll have similar tastes and find familiar faces along the way, adding to the charm of your tailor-made tour and of this lovely region. With that in mind, you'll see that this tour could then be appealing to couples, families, friends or those traveling alone. The natural beauty of the area coupled with some leisurely biking makes the rest of the tour, between your diversions, fantastically relaxing and satisfying and a wonderful time will surely be had by all.
Some highlights of the tour include cycling through a wildlife sanctuary and D.O.C. conservancy, visiting world-famous vineyards, such as Mission Estate, Church Rd and the Gimblett Gravels appellation, stopping at the iconic Puketapu Pub, visiting the historic Maori Pa Site and cycling the renowned Tuki Tuki Loop. Other attractions on offer include the Silky Oak Chocolate Factory, Cape Kidnappers Overland Gannet Safari and Art Deco Tours in Napier.
Another option is to relax and quietly explore the vibrant village of Havelock North or pamper your tired muscles with a spa treatment, there are so many other possibilities on this diverse tour that caters to all interests. Enjoy the lovely surroundings and exhale as you immerse yourself in the tranquil charms of Hawke's Bay and look forward to a smashing vacation in a memorable place.