The Hawke's Bay Cycle Trails
Every age and stage can enjoy over 200 kilometres of on-road and off-road cycle and walking trails where you will see everything from mountainous lookouts and beautiful lowland rivers to endangered wetland wildlife and the sweeping Hawke’s Bay coastline.
The Hawke’s Bay Cycle Trails represent three rides within the New Zealand Cycle Trails network and link up with plenty of things to see and do along the way.
Wineries Ride out - Cycle Trail
The Wineries Ride out west passes an abundance of cellar doors and welcomes visitors weaving and wobbling past on their bikes. The Wineries Ride Loops through Hawke’s Bays western wine growing area. Start anywhere and include and out and back leg to Sileni Winery (36km).
The relaxed Wineries Ride covers the wine-growing areas of Bridge Pa, Gimblett Gravels and the Ngatarawa Triangle. The terrain is flat and dotted with numerous award-winning wineries that afford plenty of places to stop and rest along the way. This ride, which is completely off road, also goes through the historic tree-lined Oak Avenue in Hastings and along the banks of the Ngaruroro River.
Water Ride Loops - Cycle Trail
The Water Ride Loops from Napier i-SITE to Ahuriri to Westshore to Bay View to Hawke's Bay Airport to Ahuriri Estuary to Church Road to Puketapu to Awatoto, back to Napier i-SITE (68km).
This ride is flat, easy and perfect for families. Napier’s Bay View and Westshore are great places to start riding, continuing on to the seaside village of Ahuriri with its bustling cafes, shops and bars before coming to picturesque Marine Parade with great views of the Pacific Ocean. Riders can extend their trip to include the Taradale loop to incorporate renowned Church Road and Mission Estate wineries.
Landscapes Ride Loops - Cycle Trail
The Landscapes Ride Loops from Havelock North Visitor Info Centre to River Road to Black Bridge to Haumoana to Te Awanga to Clifton and back via Red Bridge to Havelock North Visitor Info Centre (56km).
The Landscapes Ride explores the laid back coastal communities of Haumoana, Te Awanga and Clifton, which border the coastline of the iconic Cape Kidnappers-home to the world’s largest mainland gannet colonies and one of the world’s top 50 golf courses .
Head inland to the more challenging Tukituki River Valley road loop. The flat off-road trail overlooks vineyards, orchards and the Tuki Tuki River Enjoy changing scenery and views of the impressive Te Mata Peak.
Download the map here or pick one up from your accommodation provider or visit the Napier i-SITE Visitor Centre.
If you don't have your own bike and you want to get involved in the Summer Cycling Carnival events or cycle the Hawke's Bay Trails, don't panic! There are heaps of places you can hire a bike in Hawke's Bay. Check out the list below .
|Bike About Tours||www.bikeabouttours.co.nz||06 845 4836|
|Bike D'Vine||www.bikedevine.com||06 845 0685|
|Coastal Wine Cycles||www.winecycles.co.nz||06 875 0302|
|Fishbike||www.fishbike.co.nz||06 833 6979|
|Good Fun Bike Rides||www.goodfunbikerides.co.nz||06 650 7722|
|Napier City Bike Hire||www.bikehirenapier.co.nz||0800 245 344|
|On Yer Bike Winery Tours||www.onyerbikehb.co.nz||06 650 4627|
|Takaro Trails Cycle Tours||www.takarotrails.co.nz||06 836 9030|