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8 Day Hawke's Bay Indulgence
Some of the finest lodges you'll ever sleep at...Some of the most memorable meals you'll ever eat...Some of the most scenic landscapes you'll ever cycle...Slow down to savor Hawke's Bay! Create some unforgettable moments on an 8-day indulgent discovery tour of delightful Hawke's Bay. Saddle up with a comfy bike or upgrade to a relaxing E-bike and explore the region in style, staying in sumptuous comfort, eating like a king and thoroughly spoiling yourselves as you tour through this lovely corner of New Zealand's North Island.
- CategoryFor Food Lovers
- Duration8 days
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level1 - Beginner
- Activity Level2 - Moderate
- Elevation1 - Easy
- Distance87 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance17.4 miles
Enjoy an 8-day exploration of Hawke's Bay on this luxury tour. Take an easy cycle discovering coastal communities, nature reserves and beautiful scenery. Visit New Zealand’s oldest winery, The Mission Estate, and experience superb accommodation at 5-star lodges with exceptional dining.
Traverse the local cycling trails, mainly off-road in stunning settings with a generally flat gradient which can be made even easier by the addition of an optional E-bike to your tour. Pedalling past rivers, through woodland and along coastal paths, you'll visit historic Maori sites, wineries aplenty, rural pubs and other attractions.
With ever-changing terrain, the tour will take you through fertile scenes with abundant local produce proliferating the view, from bursting orchards to plentiful wineries to working farmland and the friendly, sometimes frisky (!) cattle that may accompany you on your pleasant ride. Stop at the world acclaimed Ngatarawa Gimblett Gravels appellation and indulge yourself with a plethora of cellar door tastings and a comfy transfer back to your lodgings with a superb meal waiting for you.
With two days off the bike factored into the tour, you'll spend one of them enjoying a 4-hour private car tour showcasing some of the wonderful characters and attractions of the region. The other rest day is at the atmospheric Cape Kidnappers and includes a complimentary massage at The Farm Spa along with a fantastic a-la-carte dinner that night.
Experience a tour of exceptional beauty, comfort, wildlife and peaceful tranquillity as you enjoy leisurely biking Hawke's Bay and discovering the many pleasures this region has to offer.
*The tour described and priced here is for a self-guided journey where you essentially guide yourself, armed with comprehensive information and excellent support. This route is also available as a privately guided tour for an additional fee per person. Options to upgrade are available when booking.
**A high season surcharge applies for travel 15 Dec 2019 –31 March 2020 – price on request.