Enjoy the fresh air and companionship on this intimate tour
Experience the natural wonder of New Zealand while tasting the local fruits
Leisurely bike along flat and easy pathways with spectacular surrounds
Devour the fine wines, food and magnificent views
Explore the wineries of the region on a guided tour which includes at least 10 tastings at various vineyards on the trail
Discover a variety of landscapes in the Hawke's Bay region

Tour de Hawke's Bay Estates: Cycling Tour Hawke's Bay

Duration
5 days
Site savings
$25
From
$1,194 USD

Experience the best of this compelling gourmet region of New Zealand on this guided cycling tour of Hawke's Bay. 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. This is a premium, fully-guided tour, and you are looked after from start to finish. Quality accommodation, gourmet meals, all winery visits, transport and a guide are all included. Sit back, cycle a little and enjoy all the best of this beautiful and surprising wine region of New Zealand.

  • Category
    Easy-going & Leisurely
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    5 days
  • Culture Level
    Familiar
  • Skill Level
    1 - Beginner
  • Activity Level
    1 - Easy
  • Elevation
    1 - Easy
  • Terrain
    Coastal
  • Distance
    65.2 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    21.7 miles
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Quick Stats

  • Duration
    5 days
  • Main Destination
    North Island
  • Distance
    65.2 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    21.7 miles
  • Elevation
    1 - Easy
  • Terrain
    Coastal

Itinerary Details

  1. Day 1Arrival in Napier

    After collection from Napier airport you will arrive at your gorgeous seaside accommodation, the Crown Hotel, overlooking the waterfront of Napier. Early arrivals can warm up with a ride around town on the beachfront cycling trail, or simply wander around Art Deco Napier exploring the fishing port or the Hawke's Bay Museum Theatre Gallery. This evening you will enjoy your first group meal, where you will meet your guide, ask as many questions as you like and get to know your fellow cyclists. Conveniently, and to allow for latecomers and drivers, you will dine at The Crown Hotel restaurant, Milk and Honey. Your two-course meal is included in the tour.

    • The Crown Hotel, Napier
    • Dinner
  2. Day 2Napier to Taradale

    After a full breakfast at the Crown Hotel, your first day in the saddle is a morning cycle via the Ahuriri Estuary to Taradale, using the flat, off-road ‘Water Trail’ that leads out of Napier. Wonderful water views and abundant birdlife is all around. You will enjoy a stop at Church Road Winery, where you will be  treated to a platter style lunch of local gourmet delights, as well as your BONUS 'Behind the Scenes' winery tour. This is a food and wine tutorial- style tasting where you can chat with the winemaker and learn more about this great winery. You will then jump back on your bike and make your way to Taradale where you will stay for the night. Dinner tonight is at the gorgeous and historic Mission Estate Winery, with a stunning three course meal included in your tour. Total distance covered today is 20 km (12.4 mi), with an optional cycle around the Puketapu Loop (20 km/12.4 mi) for those feeling energetic.

    • 12.4 miles
    • Accommodation in Taradale
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  3. Day 3Taradale to Havelock North

    After a full breakfast, you will cycle from Taradale heading to the more open vineyard area known as ‘Gimblett Gravels Appellation’. After enjoying the flat, off-road ‘Water Trail’, and then joining the ‘Wineries Ride’, you will stop at a number of superb wineries including Te Awa Estate, Trinity Hill, Salvare Estate – where you will enjoy a gorgeous platter style lunch amongst the vines – Ngatarawa Estate and Abbey Cellars. You will then head to Havelock North to your accommodation. Total distance cycled today is 35 km (21.7 mi) all flat and slow paced with lots of stops! Havelock North is a delightful small town and your evening is free to dine as a group, or strike out on your own to find a tasty meal, perhaps accompanied by a bottle of your new favorite wine discovered on your cycling during the day.

    • 21.7 miles
    • Accommodation in Havelock North
    • Breakfast and Lunch
  4. Day 4Heading back to Napier

    After enjoying your breakfast in Havelock North, you will jump back into the saddle and cycle your way towards the coast. A slightly longer day’s cycling, but still lots of time to visit a number of favorite wineries. Lunch today is at the lovely Clearview Estate Winery, and visits to the incredible Black Barn Vineyard, Te Mata Estate Winery and the unique Elephant Hill winery are all included on your way along the coast back to Napier. Today’s cycling will cover approximately 50 km (31 mi) over flat, off-road trails with lots of stops, finishing with delightful coastal scenery as you head back into Napier. Arriving back ‘home’ to The Crown Hotel, dinner on your final night is at the Shed 2 Bistro on West Quay (casual pub style, two courses included), where you can debate your favorite winery or the best wines, and exchange contact details with our new friends. Sleep soundly knowing you have experienced some superb wineries, tasted the amazing local produce and cycled the best of the Hawke's Bay Trails.

    • 31.1 miles
    • The Crown Hotel, Napier
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  5. Day 5Departure

    After enjoying your breakfast, the tour operator will make arrangements for your onward transfers as required.

    • Breakfast