SELF GUIDED LANDSCAPE RIDES

Hawkes Bay Landscape Rides

“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 Landscapes Ride 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: HASTINGS ICONS – HASTINGS & HAVELOCK NORTH WINERIES

An enjoyable ride through the Hawkes Bay countryside and city of Hastings, exploring Hastings icons and Wineries.

Cycle one way 46kms afternoon collection. Drop and collection 35kms.

From $50/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)
$50 from our base.
$60 from our base, with transport to OR from the trail.
$70 from our base, with transport to AND from the trail.
$75 with accommodation collection and drop off plus transport to and from the trail.
Electric bike additional $30.
Tandems $90.
Children 8-12 $35.
Children up to 8 $30.
One Wheelers $30.
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 & Restaurant Strawberry Patch, explore the village of Havelock North, Arataki Honey, Black Barn and Te Mata Estate Winery, Tandem Café.

Take a detour – hilly terrain 5.2kms return cycle down the hill to Craggy Range Winery.

Continue your cycle trail via  the River Road Pathway then explore the two coastal villages  – Haumoana and Te Awanga  – wineries in this area – Beach House Wines,  Elephant Hill, Clearview and Te Awanga Estate (formally Kim Crawford Wines), enjoy spectacular  coastal views.  Cycle through the village of Te Awanga to Wool World and Clifton Bay Cafe at the road end beside the sea. Other points of interest  Haumoana Farmyard Zoo and/or the British Car Museum. There are  numerous Art & Craft studios in this area.

Food Options
Vidal’s Estate Winery, Rose & Shamrock or explore the many food outlets in the village of Havelock North, Black Barn Winery, Tandem Cafe and Craggy Range.

Food Options (Coastal Villages)
Gannet Bar & Grill, Elephant Hill Estate Winery, Clearview Winery, Clifton Bay Cafe.

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

The full ride is around 50km, or call for an afternoon pickup.

From $45/adult.

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Dark green ride on map.

Prices (per person)
$50 from our base.
$60 from our base, with transport to OR from the trail.
$70 from our base, with transport to AND from the trail.
$75 with accommodation collection and drop off plus transport to and from the trail.
Electric bike additional $30.
Tandems $90.
Children 8-12 $35.
Children up to 8 $30.
One wheelers $30.
Baby Seats from $15.

Details
Section one option one: Napier 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 Greenmeadows in Napier 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 flat terrain, the next 15kms is a combination of winding hills to gentle elevation and flat terrain. In 2011 the Tuki Tuki Road had a huge makeover, realigning and widening – especially to keep cyclist safe.

Join the Tuki Tuki River bank pathway to Moore Road (6.8kms) then right into Tuki Tuki Road 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 terrain to Te Mata Road ( 2.6kms)

Section Three: Havelock North Wineries to Black Bridge 15kms

Coffee break at Tuki Kitchen, Explore Te Mata Estate Winery, Black Barn Vineyards, *Red Barrel, 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: You have the option of staying for *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

A great ride for those with medium to high fitness level.

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

From $50/adult.

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Dark blue line top of map on right.

Prices (per person)
$50 from our base.
$60 from our base, with transport to OR from the trail.
$70 from our base, with transport to AND from the trail.
$75 with accommodation collection and drop off plus transport to and from the trail.
Electric bike additional $30.
Tandems $90.
Children 8-12 $35.
Children up to 8 $30.
One Wheelers $30.
Baby Seats from $15.

Details
Meander on your bike 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 and rolling hills.

Choose to cycle the loop (47.8km) or ride the shorter route – great for families (31km).

From $50/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. Bike one way (morning drop off) – 47.8km. Drop off and collection – 32km.

Prices (per person)
$50 from our base.
$60 from our base, with transport to OR from the trail.
$70 from our base, with transport to AND from the trail.
$75 with accommodation collection and drop off plus transport to and from the trail.
Electric bike additional $30.
Tandems $90.
Children 8-12 $35.
Children up to 8 $30.
One Wheelers $30.
Baby Seats from $15.

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. 

From “Tirohia Farm” (E on the map) you have the choices – Jenne can come and collect you 

Or 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 Crossroad Winery  – Jenne will collect you from here.

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.

From Tirohia you have the choice of backtracking and following the map back to base, (Families 31kms) or continue on and complete the loop. Once you arrive at Matipiro Road you coast downhill on a gentle grade through this enchanting valley to the village of Fernhill then follow the map via Swamp Road back to base. Options: call into the Puketapu Park and try out the new flying fox, Puketapu Pub or Moana Park Winery, rejoin the pathway. Afternoon collection if required.

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