Cycle some of the best trails in Hawke's Bay on this half-day self-guided tour. It’s a 40km (25 mile) loop leaving from the historic port area of Ahuriri. This ride will provide a great variety of scenery including the Napier Township, Marine Parade coastline, Tutaekuri River, orchard, farmland and wineries. Allow 5 hours for this incredible journey.
Departing the port village of Ahuriri you will cycle around the port to the Napier CBD, a world renowned Art Deco treasure. Enjoy the unique facades of these beautiful buildings before continuing south, following Marine Parade with spectacular views across the sea to Cape Kidnappers.
After travelling approximately 12kms you turn inland at Awatoto and follow the trail along the Tutaekuri River stopbank to the suburb of Taradale. The countryside is very typical of the Hawke’s Bay as you overlook orchards, vineyards and market gardens whilst sharing the trail with wandering cows.
On arrival in Taradale there’s the option to visit the Silky Oaks Chocolate Factory, the historic Otatara Maori Pa site and the fine wineries of Church Rd and the Mission Estate, New Zealand’s oldest winery.
The final part of your ride takes you around the Ahuriri Estuary Wildlife Reserve, ending a really diverse day sampling some of the best highlights of our region.