SELF GUIDED EXPERIANCED RIDER

Hawkes Bay Experianced Rider

“I was a coach operator for 23 years and know my way around Hawke’s Bay. I am delighted to share with you my favourite scenic loop roads that make up the Experianced  Rider  Series. Enjoy the outdoors, adventure, fantastic scenery, the quietness of the countryside, landscape and panoramic vistas that are a sight to behold! You can be assured you’ll experience nature at its best where you can connect mind, body and soul.”
– JENNE LEEDES


TRAIL 614: CLIVE  iWAY HASTINGS & HAVELOCK NORTH

An enjoyable ride through the Hawkes Bay countryside (Sundays only Farmers Market) exploring the City of  Hastings and Havelock North Village

Cycle one way – your choice of kms to ride –  32kms from Bike About Base  or  19.8kms from Awatoto or 16.8kms where you join the iWay pathway.  Afternoon collection. .

From $55/adult.

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Lime green ride to Clive, inland blue ride to Hastings and Havelock North, Lime green ride to road end on map.

Prices (per person)
$55 bike hire   E Bike $90     from our base – you bike all the way.
$65 bike hire   E Bike $105   from our base – cycle one way – am or pm drop off/or collection
$75 bike hire   E Bike $115    from our base – drop off and collection
$80 bike hire  E Bike $120   Napier, Hastings, Havelock North- accommodation collection and drop off
Tandems – double the cost as above
Children 8-13 years $50               
Children up to 8 years $45
One Wheelers $45               
Baby Seats from $15

Details
Road and Riverbank pathways, i-Way Pathway from Clive to Hastings, (Sundays only visit Hawke’s Bay Farmers Market) Hastings Hanging baskets are a sight to behold during the summer months, Vidal’s Estate Winery,   Strawberry Patch, explore the village of Havelock North, Arataki Honey, Black Barn and Te Mata Estate Winery, Chalk & Cheese Café.

Take a detour  for the experienced cyclist – take care!  narrow hilly terrain 2.6kms one way –  cycle down the hill to Craggy Range Winery.  I can collect you from here.

Lunch  Options
Hastings inner city area lots of cafes to choose from, Vidal’s Estate Winery & Restaurant,  Rose & Shamrock or explore the many food outlets in the village of Havelock North, Black Barn Winery, Chalk & Cheese Café and Craggy Range where you can stop off for dinner if you wish.

Afternoon or evening collection at a time and place that suits you best.

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TRAIL 717: TUKI TUKI VALLEY PANORAMIC LOOP

A fantastic trail with amazing views and changing terrain.

The total ride is 68km, one way from Bike About base 49kms or  drop of at Black Bridge and return to Black Bridge 30kms  – afternoon collection.

From $60/adult.

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Dark green ride on map.

Prices (per person)
$60 bike hire   E Bike $95     from our base – you bike all the way.
$75 bike hire   E Bike $110   from our base – cycle one way – am or pm drop off/or collection
$85 bike hire   E Bike $120    from our base – drop off and collection
$90 bike hire  E Bike  $125   Napier, Hastings, Havelock North- accommodation collection and drop off

Details – visibility vest must be worn – you need to be seen by the motorists…
Section one option one: Bike About base  to Black Bridge by coach the start of your cycling day.

Section one option two: Riverbank and Coastal Pathway – Flat terrain 19.2kms

Cycling from Bike About Tours base you will join the Tutaekuri Riverbank Pathway to Awatoto, turn right and follow the Pathway beside the sea to the village of Clive then East Clive to Black Bridge.

Section Two: Landscape Ride – Tuki Tuki Valley – 21.5kms                                                                                     At the start of this section you have a 10 kms ride on riverbank pathway and onroad  flat terrain.

It is import you take extreme care cycling this next  section and wear visibility vest so you can be seen! In 2011 the Tuki Tuki Road had a huge makeover, realigning and widening…  2017 -Hawkes Bay Regional Council are speaking with 11 property owners to get permission for the pathway to be extend. The section is 15kms which has onroad cycling lanes in various places – meander along the flat terrain, around interesting bends, then windy hills and gentle elevation as you pass by rolling country side, vineyards, orchards and farmlands. Soak up the stunning panoramic views overlooking the Tuki Tuki River, Te Mata Peak and surrounding countryside.

At the bottom of valley, cross Red Bridge, pass by an avenue of young Oak trees, then to Craggy Range Winery, a combination of flat and hilly narrow terrain to Te Mata Road ( 2.6kms)

Section Three: Havelock North Wineries to Black Bridge 15kms

Coffee break at Craggy Range or Chalk & Cheese, explore Te Mata Estate Winery, Black Barn Vineyards,  back track 3kms to River Road then join the Tuki Tuki Riverbank Pathway back to Black Bridge 7.7kms – where you will be collect.

Option:  *Dinner (your cost) at the end of your cycling day at #Craggy Range or #Black Barn.

Option: continue on the Pathways back to Napier via Clive and Awatoto pathways. (19.2kms).

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TRAIL 830: BAY VIEW LOOP

An awesome ride in predominantly farming  country side

Flat, gentle elevation, rolling hills and hilly terrain – 42km.

From $60/adult.

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Prices (per person)
$60 bike hire   E Bike $95     from our base – you bike all the way.
$75 bike hire    E Bike $110   from our base – cycle one way – am or pm drop off/or collection
$85 bike hire   E Bike $120    from our base – drop off and collection
$90 bike hire   E Bike $125   Napier, Hastings, Havelock North- accommodation collection and drop off

Details – visibility vest must be worn – you need to be seen by the motorists…
Meander  through this breathtaking countryside, experiencing a combination of windy valley roads, flat terrain, and gentle rolling hills with a surprise around every bend and of course the odd hill or two to climb, care needs to be taken when freewheeling downhill grades, there are plenty of these!

Puketitiri Road has a stunning panoramic view overlooking the old inner harbour and Napier in the distance; cycle past vineyards, orchards and farmlands to Seafield Road (16.5kms). Seafield Road winds down through a spectacular valley, home to beautiful mature trees and rolling farmland.

There are many Lifestyle blocks with large homes perched on the surrounding hills to capture the views, at the bottom of the valley floor you turn right into Hill Road (5.3kms- total 21.8kms).

Explore the village of Bay View, maybe a pint of ale at the Bay View Pub, or a glass of wine at Crab Farm Winery (7.8km – total 29.6km).

From here you have two options, either cycle the inland pathway past the Airport to Ahuriri Estuary – this important wetland is a sanctuary for a wide variety of wading birds – then still on the pathway continue towards the foothills to Church Road, or cycle via Beacons Reserve Pathway beside the sea, enjoy the suburb of Westshore then into the Village of Ahuriri for a coffee and bite to eat.(6.8km – total 36.4km).

Return via Prebensen Drive, Church Road is home to Penny Maddens Ceramics and Mission Estate Winery. Total 41.9km.

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TRAIL 832: OHITI VALLEY PANORAMIC LOOP

Flat terrain, gentle elevation,  a multitude of immaculate vineyards sheltered by the rolling hills and the high river stock bank on your left.

There are no pathways in the Ohiti Valley.   Drop off and collection options  33kms, 42kms or bike one way 56kms.

 

From $60/adult.

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This is my favourite trail. Today’s ride includes flat terrain, gentle elevation and rolling hills, coasting downhill on a gentle grade. No pathways in Ohiti Valley. 

Prices (per person)
$60 bike hire   E Bike $95     from our base – you bike all the way.
$75 bike hire   E Bike $110   from our base – cycle one way – am or pm drop off/or collection
$85 bike hire   E Bike $120    from our base – drop off and collection
$90 bike hire   E Bike  $125   Napier, Hastings, Havelock North- accommodation collection and drop off

Details  – Visibility vest must be worn – you need to be seen by the motorists..                              33kms Drop off and collection –    Omahu Village
35kms Drop off Omahu Village –  Collection Zeffer Cidery
42kms Drop off Omahu Village –  Collection Puketapu Hotel
56kms Bike one way vai Puketapu – Omahu Village – Ohiti Valley

 

Coach drop at Fernhill Village, turn left onto Ohiti Road,  cycling through this picturesque valley floor is a sight to behold, you pass by rocky outcrops, farming flats; every bend the valley unfolds its secrets, and ever-changing panoramic vistas.  A little way along the valley floor widens to a multitude of immaculate vineyards sheltered by the rolling hills and the high river stock bank on your left. 

Continue your ride to complete the loop, a gentle elevation to climb – once at the top of the road you turn right onto Matipiro Road from here you are rewarded with a gentle downhill grade through this enchanting valley turning right onto  Taihape Road, which takes you back to the  village of Fernhill finish the day off at Zeffer Cidery  – Jenne will collect you from here.

Or  Cycle this trail in the am and continue onto Cycle Trail 614  Gimblett Gravels/Ngatarawa Wineries

Or continue along Swamp Road an enjoyable  ride through farms and orchards  as you make your way to the  Puketapu Village, detour to  Puketapu Park for a Ride on the flying fox, and maybe call into the Quaint  Puketapu Pub to quench your thirst  then onto  *Moana Park Winery,  join the Springfield River bank pathway which brings you back to Taradale , then onto Bike About Tours base.

NOTE: Other bikers have loved this area so much they took it upon themselves to explore further up the road and spent the entire day in the area… you need to take lunch – no shops.

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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.

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“We have hired bikes throughout the world during our big OE – these are the best quality bikes we have hired. Your map and knowledge of the area, winery staff and beautiful country side we cycled through has made it a magic day for us both.”Brook & Peter from Scotland