SELF GUIDED WINERY RIDES

Bike Tours Around Hawkes Bay Wineries

“Numerous award-winning wineries that afford plenty of places to stop and rest along the way. Experience the hospitality at the cellar doors and discover in your glass, wines that showcase the regions’ potential and growth. Merlot is the dominant grape variety, followed by Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, complimented by Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Riesling and Semillon. Savour the gourmet cuisine that will reawaken your taste buds. Explore other points of interest along the way including…boutique beers, ciders, olive oils, delicious chocolates, fabulous handcrafted pottery, honey, arts & crafts, strawberries in summer and lots more.”
– JENNE LEEDES


hawkes bay bike wine tours - visiting mission estate

TRAIL 501: NAPIER HISTORIC WINERIES

A popular Cycle Trail from our base in Napier.
Allow 5 to 6 hours plus, a pleasant 39 km ramble along pathways and flat terrain.

From $45/adult.

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Brown ride on map. Highlights include wineries, art and craft stores.

Prices (per person)
$45 from our base.
$50 with accommodation collection and drop off Napier area.
$70 with accommodation collection and drop off in Hastings – Havelock North.
Electric bike additional $30.
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.

Nearby Wineries
5 minute cycle to Mission Estate Winery, Church Road Winery, Moana Park Winery, Brookfield’s Vineyard and Boutique Ale & Cider House The Filter Room.

Other Attractions
Silky Oak Chocolate Company, Tree stump carving of golf players, #Waiohiki Arts & Crafts # Bay Wood Turney, #Nevaria Lavender, #Quaint Country Puketapu Hotel, #Historic Puketapu Church, Puketapu Park – ride the new flying fox. optional hilly terrain to tree stump carving of man and son, Penny Madden’s Ceramic Studio, Missionview Garden Nursery & Cafe, Anderson Park for the children.

Walking Loop
Leave bikes at Church Road Winery: Walk via Tironui Drive to Sugar Loaf Reserve Walkway which takes you to the summit for fantastic views, return via Halliwell’s Walkway to Church Road Winery – allow 30 minutes return.

Lunch Options
Mission Estate Winery, Church Road Winery, Mission View Garden Cafe, Puketapu Hotel, Silky Oak Cafe, and The Filter Room.

Things to Note
Puketapu Hotel  is open every day from 11.00am  (Mondays only from 3.00pm onwards).
The Filter Room: Summer (Dec to Mar) closed Mondays. Winter (Apr to Nov) closed Mon & Tue.

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TRAIL 503: FAMILY TRAIL – WINE & CHOCOLATES

A family trail – the majority of this ride is road and riverbank pathways with places of interest for every family member. A pleasant ramble along flat terrain, cycling 3 to 13.8km. Allow 3 to 4 hours.

From $40/adult.

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winery rides around hawkes bay
Brown ride on map. From our base five minute cycle to Mission Estate Winery then to Penny Madden Ceramic Studio and Church Road Winery.

Prices (per person)
$40 from our base.
$45 with accommodation collection and drop off Napier area.
$65 with accommodation collection and drop off Hastings / Havelock North.
Electric bike additional $30.
Additional $5 collection if you run out of pedal power.
Tandems $80.
Children 8-12 $30.
Children up to 8 $25.
One Wheelers $30.
Baby Seats from $10.

Walking loop
Leave bikes at Church Road Winery: Walk via Tironui Drive to Sugar Loaf Reserve Walkway which takes you to the summit for fantastic views, return via Halliwell’s Walkway to Church Road Winery – allow 30 minutes return.

Attractions
Nevaria Lavender, Pottery & Wood Artists, Silky Oak Chocolates, Pathways, Golf tree stump carvings and Anderson Park for the kids – fabulous pathways within the park area.

Lunch options
Mission Estate Winery, Church Road Winery, Silky Oak Cafe.

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the puketapu loop bike trail

TRAIL 505: PUKETAPU LOOP

A very popular Family Trail and Day Light Saving excursion from 3pm to 7pm.

The terrain is quite flat. Puketapu Loop is 25km (29km if you visit Silky Oak Chocolates).

From $45/adult.

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Double purple ride on map with blue line (river) in-between. The majority of this ride is on road pathways & the Omaranui & Springfield River Bank Pathways alongside the Tutaekuri River.

Prices (per person)
$45 from our base.
$50 accommodation collection and drop off Napier area.
$70 accommodation collection and drop off  Hastings / Havelock North.
Electric bike additional $30.
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.

Highlights
Church Road Winery, Mission Estate Winery and Moana Park Winery. Puketapu Village has the quaint Puketapu Hotel, a great place for lunch or dinner (closed Mon), Historic Church and Puketapu Park for a ride on the flying fox. On the way to Silky Oak Chocolates you can visit a Pottery, Wood Artists & Nevaria Lavender.

Lunch options
Mission Estate Winery, Church Road Winery, Puketapu Pub, Silky Oak Cafe.

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TRAIL 508: WINE, ALE & CIDER

Wineries, scenic lookouts, local cider and craft beer.

14 kms with great stops along the way – allow 3-4 hours.

From $40/adult.

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preparing for a hawkes bay winery tour by bike
Brown ride in the middle of the map.

Prices (per person)
$40 from our base.
$45 with accommodation collection and drop off Napier area.
$65 with accommodation collection and drop off Hastings / Havelock North.
Electric bike additional $30.
Additional $5 collection if you run out of pedal power.
Tandems $80.
Children 8-12 $30.
Children up to 8 $25.
One Wheelers $30.
Baby Seats from $10.

Details
5 minutes cycle to Mission Estate then another few minutes to Church Road Winery. Leave bikes at Church Road Winery and walk via Tironui Drive to Sugar Loaf Reserve Walkway which takes you to the summit for fantastic views. Return via Halliwell’s Walkway to Church Road Winery – allow 30 minutes return. Carry on to The Filter Room & Hops Cafe for Boutique Ale & Cider. Silky Oak Chocolates & Cafe additional 8km.

Attractions
Wineries, Sugar Loaf Reserve, Silky Oak Chocolates, Pathways.

Lunch options
Mission Estate Winery, Church Road Winery, The Filter Room.

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getting ready for a gimblett gravels wine tour by bike

TRAIL 613: GIMBLETT GRAVELS / NGATARAWA WINERIES

Our most popular Rural Cycle Trail – enjoy New Zealand’s best red wine.
Flat terrain. Approx 5 to 6 hours.

With drop off and pick up you will cycle 13km. Cycling one way makes it 36km.

From $65/adult.

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Yellow ride on map.

Prices (per person)
$65 from our base.
$70 accommodation collection and drop off Napier, Hastings & Havelock North.
Electric bike additional $30.
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.

Highlights
This wine growing area is situated West of Hastings, famous for its deep gravely soils laid down by the old Ngaruroro River after the huge flood in the 1860’s. 80% of the land is planted in red grape varieties, the remaining 20% is white grape varieties.

Discover Sileni Estate unique gourmet cellar which includes a selection of Fine New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oils produced locally by The Village Press. On route you will discover numerous world renowned handcrafted award winning wines at the cellar doors where you will be welcomed by passionate, enthusiastic cellar door staff.

Drop off by coach at Sileni Estate, the start of your cycle adventure. Options to visit Alpha Domus, Abbey Cellars, Ash Ridge Wines, Ngatarawa & Farmgate Wines, Trinity Hill, Te Awa Winery, Roys Hill Reserve (cycle to the top of the hill for a panoramic view), Unison Vineyard, Stonecroft Wines. 5kms down the road is Crossroads Winery.

Lunch Options
Sileni Estate, Ash Ridge Wines, Hawke’s Bay Golf Club Café, Trinity Hill (platters).

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

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TRAIL 716: KIDNAPPERS COAST

Ideal for families – 95% of this ride is off-road pathways.

8km, 16km and 23km options.

From $50/adult.

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visiting the kidnappers coast wineries by bike
Lime 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.
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.

Highlights
Flat terrain. Drop off and collection: 8.35kms Black Bridge to road end beside the sea OR 16.5km Black Bridge Coastal Settlements Black Bridge OR Cycle one way 28km from Bike About Tours base joining the Tutaekuri Riverbank Pathway to Awatoto turn right and follow the Pathway beside the sea to Clive and East Clive to Black Bridge.

Explore the village of Haumoana on the way to Beach House Wines, Elephant Hill Estate Winery, Clearview Winery 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. On the way back visit Haumoana Farmyard Zoo and/or the British Car Museum. There are numerous art & craft studios in this area.

Lunch options
River Bar Restaurant in Clive, Gannet Bar & Grill, Elephant Hill Estate Winery, Clearview Winery, Clifton Bay Cafe.

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from kidnapper coast to havelock north wineries by bike

TRAIL 719: KIDNAPPERS COAST & HAVELOCK NORTH

Very popular scenic ride.

20km or 43km options – allow 5-6 hours.

From $50/adult.

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Lime green ride, left hand side of dark green ride and blue 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.
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.

Highlights
Option one: Cycle one way with afternoon pick-up – 43km.

Option two: Drop off at Askerne Vineyard in Havelock North, cycle from there with afternoon pick-up – 20km.

From Askerne Vineyard cycle to Te Mata Mushrooms, Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, Black Barn and Te Mata Estate Wineries, Tandem Cafe, cycle the riverbank pathway to Black Bridge, join the Kidnappers Coast pathway and visit Beach House Wines, Elephant Hill Winery, Clearview Winery and Te Awanga Estate, Clifton Bay Cafe.

Lunch options
Black Barn, Tandem Cafe, Gannet Bar & Grill, Elephant Hill Estate Winery, Clearview Winery, Clifton Bay Cafe.

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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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“Thanks Jenne – we had a fabulous day biking and exploring the Gimblett Gravels wineries, friendly staff at all the cellar doors, your map and details so clear it made biking a breeze. We appreciated being collected from and returned to our accommodation.”Bill & Helen from Melbourne (Winery Ride)