Pedal the off-road trails and enjoy the glorious countryside all around
Follow this popular trail on day 2 enjoying the varied scenery and relaxing environment
Enjoy the riding whatever your age and ability
Immerse yourself in apple orchard country in  this bountiful region
Discover the viticultural delights of the area and be sure to take plenty of selfies!
Enjoy the unique ambience and architecture of this wonderful city
Embrace the grape as you meander from one winery to another, sampling the best of the region

7 Days Classic Hawke’s Bay

Duration
7 days
Site savings
$19
From
$905 USD

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 savour 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.

  • Category
    Easy-going & Leisurely
  • Type
    Self-Guided
  • Duration
    7 days
  • Culture Level
    Familiar
  • Skill Level
    1 - Beginner
  • Activity Level
    2 - Moderate
  • Elevation
    1 - Easy
  • Terrain
    Coastal
  • Distance
    96.3 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    19.3 miles
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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 spoilt 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.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

This tour is a near-complete package, including support, accommodations, and thoughtful extra touches.

  • Standard Accommodation (Upgrade to Boutique Available)
  • Breakfast daily
  • Transfers as specified in itinerary
  • Bike theft insurance (If using tour operator's bikes)
  • Water bottle
  • Bag Transfer between hotels
  • Back up support service if required including breakdown
  • Detailed route instructions & trail map
  • Complimentary airport transfers or vehicle parking near the base
  • Purchases pick up service
  • Locks, odometers, tool kits and panniers for bikes
  • Shower facilities at the pick up/drop off point
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

There are a few things left to you, from flights to visas, although the tour operator will be happy to offer advice for the latter.

  • International / Domestic flights
  • Visas
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Entrance fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please see the available rental options below.

Tour options and upgrades:

4 equipment options available
3 tour add-ons available