Immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings of Hawke's Bay
Pedal through gorgeous landscapes and taste the produce later
Leisurely ride along flat paths admiring the fine sea views
Cycle along relaxing trails through spectacular landscapes
Enjoy the fantastic array of flavours put before you on this tour
Stop by the fabulously unique Elephant Hill Winery to sample their produce
Enjoy delicious flavours and superb views
Immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings of Hawke's Bay
Soak up the verdant landscape and embrace the perfect riding conditions

Tour de Cycle Wine Tour Hawke's Bay (Self-Guided)

5 days
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$1,189 USD

This self-guided cycling wine tour of Hawke's Bay is the perfect way to experience this beautifully abundant region of North East New Zealand. Hawke's Bay is a surprising sun-soaked area, enabling you to forget the car and enjoy the incredible wines on offer in the oldest wine region in New Zealand. This is a self-guided tour, but help is never far away. A support vehicle is available on call and everything is arranged for you so you can cycle, relax and enjoy your holiday. This tour starts and ends in Napier, the beautifully and undeniably unique Art Deco city situated on the charming coast.

  • Category
    Easy-going & Leisurely
  • Type
  • Duration
    5 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    1 - Beginner
  • Activity Level
    1 - Easy
  • Elevation
    1 - Easy
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    65.2 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    21.7 miles
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Hawke's Bay is a stunning coastal district located on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. A world class wine region, complete with over 200kms (124mi) of cycling trails that are flat, safe and peppered with wineries, food and famed Kiwi scenery. Similar in climate and wines, Hawke's Bay has been likened to the Mediterranean of the Pacific, and rightly so. Long, sunny summers and mild winters make this a year-round destination ideal for cycling. In addition, the New Zealand government and local councils have developed a network of incredible cycling trails that are flat, easy, off-road and great fun to ride. It almost goes without saying that Hawke's Bay is also a world-class wine region. Great wines come from here, and with that come great cellar doors and wineries to visit. 

This 5 day/4 night self-guided ‘Tour de Hawke's Bay’ will suit those looking for a leisurely cycle tour and to experience the best that this gorgeous region has to offer. For wine lovers, the cycling on day 2 is a highlight, as you will be picked up from the Gimblett Gravels Appellation at the end of the day so you can enjoy the many cellar doors (about 11) without having to cycle home to your accommodation! Ride the river trails in the morning then enjoy the afternoon at the wineries. 

All in all, a fabulously relaxing tour with plenty to discover and delight along the way.

This is a self guided tour with departures that can start on WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, subject to accommodation availability. Please note there is a AU$100 per person supplement added post booking for tours that run over any New Zealand public holidays and long weekends.

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 gear, support, accommodations, and thoughtful extra touches.

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Lunches and Dinners as indicated in the itinerary
  • On call support throughout
  • Wine tastings
  • Collection of your purchases and luggages daily
  • Lightweight fair trade cycling t-shirt
  • Environmentally friendly cycling water bottle
  • Printed itinerary, maps and cycling directions
  • Free bike rental is included in the price of this tour (upgrade options are available - please see below).
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

Tour options and upgrades:

3 equipment options available
1 tour add-on available