Cruise Ship Visitors to Napier

Welcoming Cruise Ship Bikers

Welcome to Napier and welcome to Bike About Tours. Please choose one of the cycle trails listed and enjoy your trip around Napier.

I am unable to collect you or your party from the ship side due to tight security measures to keep the Port of Napier safe. I suggest you catch the shuttle bus into Napier getting off at the second stop which is the National Aquarium of New Zealand – Te Whare Tangaroa O Aotearoa.

As you face the building from the road, look out for me in the large car park on your left. I have a white mini bus with bikes attached to the back or I will be towing a large bike trailer. All aboard the mini bus and I will take you close by a start point for your days cycling adventure – when you are ready to return – give me half an hour notice and I will come and collect you and return you to the Napier Visitor Centre, from here you board the Shuttle bus that will take you back to the ship side.

Trail 505: Puketapu Loop

90% of this Cycle trail is on/off road pathways. Collection at a place that suits your best.

20km – three to four hours. $65 per person.

Connect mind body and soul and enjoy nature’s peaceful surroundings as you cycle the scenic Springfield Riverbank Pathway to Puketapu Village; take a detour to Moana Park Winery, lunch at the Puketapu Hotel or Ice cream at the local dairy. You may wish to visit the Puketapu Historic Church or try out the flying fox. To complete the loop Cycle the Omarunui River Bank Pathway – several gates to open. On return beside the bridge venture up the hill to enjoy the views overlooking the river and beyond and learn the history from the signage board about the historic Otatara Maori Pa Site. To cross the bridge use the area designated area for cyclists and walkers – it’s on your left and make your way to Silky Oak Chocolates & Café.

Trail 512: Coastal & iWay Pathways – Inland Napier Loop

Flat terrain 30kms. 90% on-road & off road pathways.

32km – three to four hours. $65 per person.

Lots to discover as you wind your way through the ever-changing landscape of Napier City. From the National Aquarium cycle the Coastal Pathway then turn inland and enjoy the new iWay Pathways that take you through Marewa and Tamatea Suburbs onto Park Island to enjoy the view from the cemetery. Visit Mission & Church Road Winery – you can be collected from here if you wish! Or backtrack and join the pathways beside the Poraiti inland foothills passing by farmlands to the Wetlands where you will find wildlife a plenty, cycle via Westshore, Ahuriri to down town Napier, then along the Coastal Pathway beside the Marine Parade back to the National Aquarium.

Trail 716: Kidnappers Coast

90% of this Cycle trail is on/off road pathways. Collection at a place that suits your best.

8-28km – three to five hours. $85 per person.

8kms: Drop off at Black Bridge .
14km: Drop off at Clive
17kms: Drop of at Awatoto beside the sea
28kms: Cycle from the National Aquarium

This peaceful country ride is predominantly on pathways beside the sea and three river pathways, very scenic and ideal for families. From Clive Village to Black Bridge then to Haumoana village, explore Beach House Wines, Elephant Hill Winery, Clearview Winery, Te Awanga Estate. Cycle through the Te Awanga Village, at road end you will find Wool World and Clifton Bay Café beside the sea. Other options: British Car Museum, Hawkes Bay Farmyard Zoo, numerous Art & Craft studios in this area. Afternoon collection.

Trail 719 Havelock North & Kidnappers Coast Wineries

90% Pathways, 10% Road Ways. Drop off & collection.

20km – four to five hours. $85 per person.

Coach drop of at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, on your bike to Black Barn Vineyard, Te Mata Estate and the Chalk & Cheese Cafe, (option: for the experienced rider to Craggy Range – hilly terrain – additional 2.6kms one way) cycle the Riverbank pathway to Black Bridge, join the Kidnappers Coast pathway and enjoy the spectacular coastal views as you cycle the pathway through the village of Haumoana then to Beach House Wines, Elephant Hill Winery, Clearview Winery and Te Awanga Estate explore village of Te Awanga where you will find numerous Art & Craft Studios, meander down the pathway to the road end.

Gimblett Gravels & Bridge Pa Triangle Wineries

90%+ Pathways. Drop off & collection.

13-28km – four to five hours. $75 per person.

Trail 613A: Gimblett Gravels. 13km, 98% Pathways.
Trail 613B: Pakowhai Park, Oak Avenue, Pask Winery, Flaxmere, Bunkers Cafe, Gimblett Gravels. 28km, 90% Pathways.
Trail 613C: Pask Winery, Oak Avenue, River bank pathway to Fernhill, Gimblett Gravels. 28km, 90% pathways.

This wine growing area covers 800ha, 90% of the land is planted in red grape varieties the other 10% white grape varieties. Handcrafted wines produced from 11 plus wineries in this area have won a multitude of Gold Medals & trophies. It is a wine lover’s paradise that is full of surprises, a wide range of wine varieties for you to discover in your glass – that showcase the regions potential and growth. Be enthralled by the passionate enthusiastic cellar doors teams.

Wine Tasting Etiquette

Cycling the Vineyard Trails? We encourage you to read this Guide to Wine Tasting Etiquette put together by Hawkes Bay Winegrowers.

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