This is a scenic coastal ride of 26kms which includes standard bike hire and return shuttle, finishing at 3 favourite Hawke’s Bay wineries. This is a great for those wanting to cycle for 2-4 hours but also enjoy a winery or two!
Departing the port village of Ahuriri you cycle around the port to the Napier CBD, a world renowned Art Deco treasure. Spend some time enjoying the beautiful Art Deco buildings before cycling along the Marine Parade pathway with spectacular views across the Pacific to Cape Kidnappers.
You’ll come to Ātea a Rangi – Celestial Star Compass at Waitangi Regional Park, a great place to stop and look at this fantastic installation. Learn about how Māori navigators used the stars to sail their wakas (canoes) to New Zealand. Cycle on through the wetlands, home to numerous black swans to the village of Clive, a great place for refreshments. Leaving Clive, you arrive at Black Bridge and the mouth of the Tuki Tuki river. Cycle through these two quaint coastal communities to get to Elephant Hill, Clearview Estate and Te Awanga to indulge in wine tastings at these three fine Cape Coast wineries.
Allow 4-6hrs for this tour – we suggest meeting at Takaro Trails base in Ahuriri between 10am and 11am. At the end of the day you will be collected (around 4pm, time to be confirmed with you at reservation time) and transferred back to Ahuriri or your accommodation.
Included: Bike hire or e-bike hire, pannier bag, helmet, maps and instructions, return shuttle from Te Awanga
Not included: Wine tasting charges
Additional option is available to be picked up from your accommodation. This is $10 additional and can be reserved at your time of booking.
Why is this Chuffed Worthy?
The cycle trail network through the Hawke’s Bay is outstanding and if you have done it yet, don’t wait. It’s leisurely, relaxed and short distances between points of interest. James from Chuffed did this in 2021 with his family and said we need to find a way to facilitate this for Chuffed customers. So we started working with Takaro Trails and they have been outstanding to our customers. So we are very pleased indeed with how this option is working out for Chuffed Gift recipients.