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Ahuriri to Taradale Wineries Loop (Half or Full Day options)
Spend a thoroughly relaxing yet enjoyably engaging day touring the delights of Hawke's Bay. Begin on the outskirts of Napier and benefit from a wealth of local knowledge to steer you on an interesting and leisurely path through estuary trails and coastal paths as you wind your way through this lovely region, making well-timed pitstops at the fantastic wineries along the route. The tour is self-guided with half or full day options. You will be well-armed with ample instructions and insider tips as you set off on your voyage of discovery. Explore at your own pace and rest in the knowledge that backup support is only a phone call away should you need it.
- CategoryEasy-going & Leisurely
- Duration4 hours
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level1 - Beginner
- Activity Level1 - Easy
- Elevation1 - Easy
- Distance9.3 miles
Where does the tour start and end?
The tour starts and ends in Ahuriri, Napier, at the tour operator's office.
How long is the tour?
The tour has half-day and full-day versions.For the full day tour, allow 6hrs and you will need to start your ride by 11am
For the half day option, allow 4hrs and you will need to start your ride by 1pm
Is a bike provided?
Yes, the tour operator supplies bikes with options available for children.
Do I need to wear a helmet?
For safety reasons all cyclists must wear a correctly-fitted, legally compliant helmet. The tour operator can provide a helmet but you are very welcome to bring your own.
As the tour is self guided, how will I know where to go?
Your arrival information will include detailed, daily riding instructions for your chosen 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 for cycling in Hawke's Bay?
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 our reception centre 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 other mechanical breakdown?
Mechanical back up service is included in your tour cost and you will be provided with a phone number to call if you need help. Depending on where you are, some waiting time is to be expected. For this reason spare tubes are provided so you have the option to attend to any punctures yourself, which will most likely be your quickest option. However, the tour operator is happy to come out if this is your preference.
What age range does child cost apply to?
Child cost applies to children aged up to and including 16 years.
How do I pay for a half-day or full-day tour?
The default price for this tour is for the half-day version, it is the amount that you will see on the Dates & Prices tab.
If you would prefer the full-day version, an Add-On is available. On the Dates & Prices tab, select your preferred date and click on Book Now using the default price. Follow the prompts and you will be lead to a page where you can select your Add-Ons.
For questions, please contact us.
Please read here for a message from the tour operator regarding COVID-19
Covid-19: means uncertain times…
We understand there is a lot of uncertainty around making plans with the threat of Covid-19 related travel alerts interfering with travel bookings. We have added some special conditions for bookings on multiday tours operating from September 2020 onwards affected by Covid-19 to help you book in confidence:
Should New Zealand Government alert level 3 or 4 travel restrictions prevent a New Zealand resident booked on a Tākaro Trails Multiday Cycle Tour from traveling, we will apply a no questions asked policy.
For all cancellations due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will transfer 100% of the tour costs paid to any future tour or you can choose a refund. The refund will be based on the tour costs minus any fees from our accommodation providers less an admin fee of $50 per person.