Cycle Trail 505:  Puketapu Loop  - cycling the river bank pathways       An extremely popular ride - suitable for children and adults  

From: $50 Standard bike  $90 Electric bike  
Duration: 3 to 6 hours    Flat terrain
Total ride: 25 or 29 km                                                  
3 Wineries, 2  Pubs, Chocolates & Activities                            

Day Light Saving excursion  14 kms one way                                           From 2.30 to 7pm. stop of and have dinner at the Puketapu Hotel  your cost  

Places of interest
Mission Estate:  Restaurant    -   Church Road Winery: Restaurant
Moana Park Winery                                                                                                               Pubs:  Puketapu Hotel: Restaurant -  Duke of Gloucester Bar & Restaurant, 
Silky Oak Chocolates - Café & Museum.   Your taste buds will enjoy the wine, beverages and amazing food  that is crafted by expert chefs,  indoor or outdoor areas to soak up the atmosphere depending on the weather.      


Connect mind body and soul and enjoy nature's peaceful surroundings as you cycle this  popular trail -   close by our base at Greenmeadows you have a short ride (1.7kms) to Mission Estate and Church Road Wineries,(2.1 kms)  both offer wine tasting, lunch and a range of tours. Cycle the suburb of Taradale stopping of at the Duke of Gloucester Bar & Restaurant  then to Otatara Pa Site, great views from the top of the hill, onto  Nevaria Lavender and the  Arts Village. on way to Silky Oak Chocolates.  Back track over the bridge,  then meander through  the country side along the Springfield River Bank pathway which  overlooks the Tutaekuri River, keep an eye out for the swimming  areas... Visit the cellar door at  Moana Park Winery then to  the quaint Puketapu Village  which has lots to offer- Puketapu Hotel is worthy of your presences they serve  am or pm teas, lunch and dinners.  Ice cream at the dairy,  wander around the historic Puketapu Church, for those who love adventure  visit the Puketapu Park for a ride on the flying fox. (toilets)  Cell phone coverage not good at the Park!   To complete the loop cross the one way bridge turn left and cycle the Omarunui River Bank Pathway - several gates to open, continue on the EIT Pathway to Johns Road, turn left and head inland back to Bike About Tours base

 Please ensure you book the wineries and lunch venue prior to the days cycling – if you don’t do this there is a possibility of being turned away on the day

 Refer bottom of page for a Download of Trail 505:                                Printable PDF with full details of this trail & maps

Not included: Wine tasting - food - activities

 Bike Hire  from Bike About Tours base                                                             $50 Bike hire - Electric  Bike $90  You bike all the way.                                                  Napier only : $10pp  If you run out of pedal power on route $15 Collection after dinner from Puketapu Hotel

Accommodation collection and drop off plus transport to and from our base at Greenmeadows Napier
Transport  bikers:   Napier  - Hastings and Havelock North
Napier area :                         $60  Standard bike:  $100 Electric Bike  
Hastings Havelock North  $100 Standard Bike:   $140  Electric bike:      
Note: Outside these areas price on application

Single supplement if transport is required.  $10 Napier $25 Hastings /Havelock North    

Morning collection by mini bus
9.30am Napier   10.15 to 10.30am Hastings /Havelock North 
Or advise a time that suits you best        

Bikes back at base
Summer 5.15 to 5.45pm                 Winter 4.45 to 5.00pm 
if you are going to be later than the above times a courtesy phone call please           

 Children's bike hire
$40 Children 9 to 12 years .
$30 Children up to 8 years
$30 One Wheeler's
$20 Baby Seats                                                                                                                     Children's transport

$10  Napier   - Hastings Havelock North $20

COVID 19 – a note from the wineries   At the Cellar Door Government mandate requires us to scan vaccine passports for all our guests. Please have them ready to scan when you enter

Included in your package
Bike About Tours provides top of the range bikes, most bikes are fitted with gel seat covers, handle bar bags, panniers for your wine and other goodies, bike stands, key padlocks for bikes.   We supply first aid and puncture repair kits;   a detailed map of the Cycle Trail of your choice, helmet or you can bring your own.  High visibility vests are not compulsory – we have them in stock if you wish to use one, or bring your own.   Note: The majority of our Electric bikes don’t  have handle bar bags!

Enjoy your ride in sunny Hawke's Bay