SELF GUIDED WATER RIDES

Hawkes Bay Water Rides

“Hawke’s Bay is blessed with more than 200km of Rotary Pathways and new cycle lanes drawn on the roads. Enjoy with your family – have loads of fun and adventure. Soak up the fantastic scenery and take time out to read the history on the many boards and plaques. View magnificent architectural examples of Spanish Mission and Art Deco buildings, the style of the early 20th century. Visit the cemetery for a fabulous vista.”
– JENNE LEEDES


TRAIL 512: WETLANDS, WESTSHORE, AHURIRI, COASTAL & IWAY PATHWAYS LOOP OF NAPIER

Flat terrain following farmlands and wetlands, the ocean, and exploring Westshore, Ahuriri and Napier City. Approx. 4-5 hours.

The full ride is around 35km, or call for an afternoon pickup.

From $50/adult.

MAKE A BOOKING
Red ride on map.

Prices (per person)
$50 from our base.
$55 with accommodation collection and drop off Napier area.
$75 with accommodation collection and drop off in Hastings – Havelock North.
$90 Electric bike plus accommodation collection and drop off if required POA
Additional $5 collection if you run out of pedal power.
Tandems   $100.
Children 8-13 years $35.
Children up to 8 years $30.
One Wheelers $30.
Baby Seats from $15.

Route
Flat terrain,  lots to explore on your 30km ride – wetlands, beautiful homes and gardens in the Westshore Suburb.  The village of Ahuriri has an abundance of cafés and specialist shops, Art Deco buildings.   Panoramic view over the Pacific Ocean as you wind your way on the pathways to Napier Inner City – take a stroll into the Shopping Centre.

Continue on the pathway beside the sea, turn inland and join the new 3kms of iWay  beside Georges Drive  to Prebensen Drive, then into the suburb of Tamatea,  cycle the new pathway, take a detour to Park Island to enjoy the views of the area you have cycled.  Option Mission & Church Road Wineries Cellar doors before returning to  Bike About Tours base.

DOWNLOAD TRAIL 512 PRINTABLE PDF WITH MAP & DIRECTIONS MAKE A BOOKING

TRAIL 513: WETLANDS, BAY VIEW, COASTAL PATHWAYS AND  iWAYS

A fantastic new trail with lots to discover. A full-day tour.

The full ride is around 25km, or call for an afternoon pickup.

From $50/adult.

MAKE A BOOKING

Orange ride on map.

Prices (per person)
$50 from our base.
$55 with accommodation collection and drop off Napier area.
$75 with accommodation collection and drop off in Hastings – Havelock North.
$90 Electric bike plus accommodation collection and drop off if required POA
Additional $5 collection if you run out of pedal power.
Tandems   $100.
Children 8-13 years $35.
Children up to 8 years $30.
One Wheelers $30.
Baby Seats from $15.

Route
A fantastic Trail, lots to discover as you wind your way via the inland foothills through farmlands to the Wetlands where you will find wildlife a plenty. Pass the Napier airport, farming and orchard areas on your way to Bay View.

Options to visit Snapper Café at Napier Beach Holiday Park or *Crab Farm Winery, then cycle Coastal Pathways – Beacons Reserve to Westshore, Ahuriri, return via Prebenson Drive Pathway,  Tamatea Suburbs and  Park Island to enjoy the view.  Detour   to Mission & Church Road Wineries cellar doors before returning to base.

DOWNLOAD TRAIL 513 PRINTABLE PDF WITH MAP & DIRECTIONS MAKE A BOOKING

TRAIL 516: TUTAEKURI & NGARURORO RIVERBANK PATHWAYS LOOP

This Ride is 39kms on Riverbank pathways, an opportunity to connect mind body and soul and enjoy nature’s peaceful surroundings.

The full ride to and from our base is around 53km, or call for an afternoon pickup.

From $55/adult.

MAKE A BOOKING
Purple ride on map.

Prices (per person)
$55 from our base.
$65 from our base, with transport to or from the trail.
$75 from our base, with transport to and from the trail.
$80 with accommodation collection and drop off plus transport to and from the trail.
$90 Electric bike plus accommodation collection and drop off if required POA
Additional $5 collection if you run out of pedal power.
Tandems $110.
Children 8-13 $35.
Children up to 8 $30.
One Wheelers $30.
Baby Seats from $15.

Route
You have the option of cycling the Omarunui or Springfields riverbank pathways to Puketapu. If you go via Springfield pathway, detour to Moana Park Winery and stop off at the  Puketapu Hotel.  Puketapu Church and Puketapu Park for a ride on the flying fox (9kms). On road cycling via Swamp Road to Fernhill, cross the bridge and join the Ngaruroro  riverbank pathway. (11kms) to Pakowhia Country Park (19.75kms). Continue on the pathway to Awatoto beside the sea (7.7kms). Finally cycle the Tutaekuri Riverbank Pathway to Guppy Road then to Bike About Tours base (10.2kms).

DOWNLOAD TRAIL 516 PRINTABLE PDF WITH MAP & DIRECTIONS MAKE A BOOKING

TRAIL 517: AWATOTO LOOP

Two Riverbank Pathways – 30km along the Tutaekuri & Ngaruroro Riverbanks and several bridge pathways

Flat terrain: an enjoyable country ride

From $55/adult.

MAKE A BOOKING

Prices (per person)                                                                                                                                                 $55 from our base.
$65 from our base, with transport to OR from the trail.
$75 from our base, with transport to AND from the trail.
$80 with accommodation collection and drop off plus transport to and from the trail.
$90 Electric bike plus accommodation collection and drop off if required POA
Additional $5 collection if you run out of pedal power.
Tandems $90.
Children 8-12 $35.
Children up to 8 $30.
One Wheelers $30.
Baby Seats from $15.

Route
A pleasant 2.7km ramble along the roadway to join the Tutaekuri Riverbank Pathway to Awatoto (7km) beside the sea. Turn right cross two cycle bridges then follow the Ngaruroro Riverbank pathway to Chesterhope Bridge (7.2kms) then onto the new cycle bridge attached to the road bridge over the Ngaruroro River – cycle via Gilbertson Road, Brookfields Road, cross another bridge (4km) and join the Tutaekuri Riverbank Pathway to Guppy Road and return to Bike About Base (8.2km).  30 kms ride

Option: still have pedal power!? Continue on and ride the Puketapu Loop. 49.60km total ride.

DOWNLOAD TRAIL 517 PRINTABLE PDF WITH MAP & DIRECTIONS MAKE A BOOKING

TRAIL 714: KIDNAPPERS COAST – GANNET COLONY

Seasonal departures: October to April

Coastal cycling, winery visits, and a 4×4 Coach ride to see the famous Gannet Colony at Cape Kidnappers.

From $145/adult.

MAKE A BOOKING
Prices (per person)
$145 from our base, with afternoon collection.
$155 with accommodation collection and drop off in Hastings – Havelock North.
Electric bike additional $30.
Tandems & children bikes, Baby Seats POA

Route
Early start today: 24kms plus on country pathways, majestic river and spectacular coastal views, wine, gourmet delights and the quaint villages of Haumoana and Te Awanga. Visit Elephant Hill and Clearview Wineries. From 1.10pm onwards enjoy an amazing 3 hour adventure by 4×4 tour coach to the Gannet Colony at Cape Kidnappers .

DOWNLOAD TRAIL 714 PRINTABLE PDF WITH MAP & DIRECTIONS MAKE A BOOKING

PLEASE NOTE

Your cycle tour departs from Bike About Tours base at Greenmeadows, Napier.

If requesting a pick-up, suggested collection times are 9.30am & 12.45pm. Other times by arrangement. Accommodation collection and drop off outside stated areas POA.

Afternoon collection time and place that suits you best (not pathways).

If you run out of pedal power on busy days there may be a delay in collection.

Equipment hirage bond $50 per bike by way of credit card imprint.

Some wineries charge tasting fees. Opening days and hours may vary.

Make A Booking

Booking Name (required)

Booking Email (required)

Date of Tour

Cycle Trail Number

Number of Adults

Height of All Adult Bikers (Men)

Height of All Adult Bikers (Women)

Number of Children Aged 8-13

Number of Children Under 8

Number of Kids 1-Wheelers

Number of Baby Seats

Do you need a pick-up?

If yes above, from where?

Will you be staying at Greenmeadows on Gloucester?

If no, where will you be staying?

Any Extra Info, Details or Requests (eg "Please include 1 tandem bike if available")

Please check the box to show you're a real person 🙂


“We were so pleased to have found your bike company, thoroughly enjoyed our days biking. The basket on the bikes sure is helpful to carry our goodies – the pathways are amazing – we especially enjoyed having our picnic lunch beside the sea. Thank you Jenne will come and stay with you next time as well as hiring the bikes.”Barbara & Phil from Wellington