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7 Days Classic Hawke’s Bay
Starting and ending in the picturesque historic port of Ahuriri, the tour takes you on an enjoyable week-long 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 along the way. 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 seven days, whatever your fancy.
- CategoryEasy-going & Leisurely
- Duration7 days
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level1 - Beginner
- Activity Level2 - Moderate
- Elevation1 - Easy
- Distance96.3 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance19.3 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. So 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, biking past kiwifruit and apple orchards, stopping at the iconic Puketapu Pub, visiting historic Oak Ave and cycling the renowned Tuki Tuki Loop. Other attractions on offer include the British Car Museum, Sheep World, Cape Kidnappers Overland Gannet Safari, Birdwoods Gallery and Sweet Shop, and Art Deco Tours in Napier. With two full 'rest' days factored into the seven-day itinerary, there's plenty on offer for all tastes and activity levels. Relaxing and quietly exploring the vibrant village of Havelock North or pampering your tired muscles with a spa treatment are other possibilities on a diverse tour catering 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 location.