Glide through the spectacular scenery as you inhale the fantastic views and exhale with pure relaxation
Enjoy journeying through the wineries and landscape of Hawke's Bay
Explore the vineyards from the back of your bike

The Cape Coast Wineries Ride

Duration
6 hours
Site savings
$2
From
$72 USD

Delve into the charms of Hawke's Bay as you take on a fun and relaxing, fantastically achievable day ride through some lovely wine country, stopping, of course, at a variety of fantastic vineyards along the way. The cycling on this day tour is easy, enjoyable and full of beauty, a journey through the famed wineries of this glorious region, sampling the tasty produce as you go. Be captivated and mesmerized by the spectacular surroundings as you pedal past orchards, along river trails, beside the superb coastline and through the verdant landscape.

  • Category
    Easy-going & Leisurely
  • Type
    Self-Guided
  • Duration
    6 hours
  • Culture Level
    Familiar
  • Skill Level
    1 - Beginner
  • Activity Level
    1 - Easy
  • Elevation
    1 - Easy
  • Terrain
    Coastal
  • Distance
    9.9 miles
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  • Where does the tour start and end?

    The tour starts at the Tour Operator's office in Ahuriri, Napier or with a pick up from your accommodation (additional fees may apply). It ends with a transfer from the end of the trail back to Ahuriri or your local accommodation.

  • How long is the tour?

    The tour is a day tour and the operator says to allow approximately 6 hours for it.

  • 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?

    A carrier bag is included to hold the bottles of wine that you'll buy.

  • What if I get a puncture or other mechanical breakdown?

    Total back-up support 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.

  • Is hotel pick-up available?

    The hotel pick-up is only available for accommodations in inner-city Napier or Ahuriri. It is scheduled around 9:45 - 10:15 AM.

    Hotel pick-up in farther accommodations is possible but will incur additional fees, please check the Add-Ons.

  • 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.

Overall Rating:
5.0/5
Carol
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

There were 14 of us in the beautiful Hawke’s Bay for the weekend and this was definitely our highlight. They made it so easy for us, and were fine with us making a change to our finishing point when we got stuck at Elephant Hill enjoying the delicious wine and food.

Great experience with fantastic service
Bisham
(Review obtained from Trip Advisor)

From the moment we contacted Takaro Trails to the time they dropped us back to our hotel at the end of the ride, the service from Chris at Takaro was first class.

We did the self guided Havelock to Cape Coast trip which is an easy 16 km along dedicated cycle paths and takes in up to 7 wineries.

Chris picked us up at our hotel and drove us to the start of the ride in Havelock. Clear concise route guidance and a map are provided so it is easy to follow the trails. Chris also organized and booked us into Elephant Wineries for a superb lunch. Chris collected us at the end of the ride and also gave us a potted history of the 200 km of cycle tracks around the Hawke's Bay area and of the Art Deco architecture of Napier town center.

An all round great day out.

Wonderful, Wonderful Day
JenniferET
(Review obtained from Trip Advisor)

Thank you to Jenny, Craig and Sue for making our cycling trip so enjoyable. My husband and I had such a fabulous day on Saturday on the Havelock North and Cape Coast Wineries tour. From my phone booking to pick up from our hotel, drive to our first winery and pick up, nothing was too much trouble. All the gear was perfect and thank you for the recommendation for lunch at Clearview. We had such a fun trip and would def come back on our next trip to Napier. We also loved the cafe/cheese cafe on your tour. It was just a nice break from drinking wine during the day (haha). Thank you once again for your wonderful hospitality.