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.”
PS I have chosen 4 cycle trials with the option of a Guide – happy to advise cost if you choose another trail option.


A popular Cycle Trail from our base in Napier visiting  historic wineries, two local pubs and the Filter Room for  Boutique Cider & Beer.  Enjoy a leisurely tasty lunch along the way.

Allow 5 to 6 hours plus, a pleasant 25 to 39 km ramble along pathways and flat terrain.

From Standard Bike $50 or Electric Bike $90


A family trail – the majority of this ride is road pathways  with places of interest for every family member.  Fabulous lunch options in  tranquil settings,   chocolates a plenty to suit everyone’s taste buds at  Silky Oak Chocolates  & Cafe.

A pleasant ramble along flat terrain, cycling 14 km. Allow 3 to 4 hours.

From Standard Bike  $45  Electric Bike $90


A very popular Family Trail cycling the Tutaekuri Riverbanks on way to explore the quaint village of Puketapu.

Visit Mission Estate,  Church Road  and Moana Park Wineries, Puketapu Hotel and Duke of Gloucester.   A great choice of places to eat that offer  indoor or outdoor areas to soak up the atmosphere depending on the weather.

Optional: Day Light Saving excursion from 3pm to 7pm.  stop of and have dinner at the pub! ( your cost) 

The terrain is  flat. Puketapu Loop is   25km   and  29km if you visit Silky Oak Chocolates.  14kms one way from Puketapu Pub

Self guided from: Standard Bike $50 – Electric Bike $90


This tour has been designed for those who are short on time or just want to experience the ambience at two of New Zealand’s older wineries  enjoying wine and delicious food,  if desired take a guided tour and learn the wine making process – lots of options to choose from

The terrain is flat:  4.83kms or 6.83km or 9.08kms

From Standard Bike $45    Electric Bike $90


Your ride takes you on an adventure  – the majority of land  was water prior to the Napier  Earthquake of 1931. Cycle through  suburbs, peaceful country side,  view the  wildlife estuary, maybe watch a plane or two landing on the runaway at Napier Airport  – If  you wish  stop off at Mission Estate Winery on your way back to base

Flat terrain. 15.5kms   Approx  2 to 4 hours.

From $45 Standard Bike   $90 Electric Bike


1.7kms to 2kms from our base at Greenmeadows are two historic wineries,  a very popular family pub in Taradale  for Cider, Beer and other beverages – then  a ride in the country to the Filter Room & Café  where  beer and cider are made on site  – further down the country lane is Hawke’s Bay’s oldest boutique winery whose owners are very passionate about the wine they produce.

 You decide the distance you want to ride   6.6kms  or 13.8km or 22kms 

Allow 3-4 hours.

From $45 Standard bike  or $90  Electric Bike


Enjoy New Zealand’s best red wine as you meander along  98% off road pathways in the rural setting of Gimblett Gravels experiencing the awesome cellar door hospitality of up to 9 wineries.  An excellent selection of Cafes and Restaurant at Villa Maria Wines  
Flat terrain. Approx 5 to 6 hours.

13kms  Drop off and pick up at the wineries of your choice
26kms  Drop off at Chesterhope Cycle Bridge if you want a longer ride – pm collection at a place that suits you best.
From $55 Standard Bike  or  $95 Electric Bike.


You have the option of cycling both ways or one way – or being dropped off at two different points to shorten your ride!

Ideal for families – 90% of this ride is off-road and river bank  pathways. Fantastic scenery, rivers, sea, estuaries, lots of cycle bridges to cross.  Passing through Haumoana Village where you have a 2 km cycle by road  to the cycle pathway beside the sea that will take you to the Te Awanga Village  where you will find four wineries  to visit depending on the time of year,   three wineries offer  delicious  menus.  The local pub and Hygge Cafe which  is situated close by the sea at road end are both great options to visit.   Art & Craft outlets to explore and  lots more.

8km, 14km,  28km  one way options. or cycling both ways 56kms

From Standard Bike  $55   Electric Bike $95

Lime green ride on map.

Prices (per person) Self Guided
$55 Standard Bike       $ 95  Electric Bike
From our base, you bike all the way 
$75  Standard Bike     $115  Electric Bike
From our base.  Cycle one way-am or pm drop off/or collection 
$95  Standard Bike     $135  Electric Bike
From our base, drop off and collection return to Bike About Tours base.
$100 Standard Bike    $140 Electric Bike
Napier, Hastings, Havelock North accommodation collection and drop off plus transport to and from the trail.

Note: Outside these areas Price on application

 Tandems double the cost of a single bike

Children 9 to 14 years  $50.
Children up to 8 years     $45.
One Wheeler                $40
Baby Seats from            $15.

minimum of 2 persons

Flat terrain. Options:

8.35kms Drop off and collection: Black Bridge to road end beside the sea.
14kms drop off at Clive cycle  to road end           
16.5km Black Bridge to  Coastal Settlements and back to  Black Bridge.
28kms from Bike About Tours base Cycle one way – 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 Hygge 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.  Afternoon collection  please phone at 3.30pm to arrange a collection point  at 4.15pm that suits you best.   Thanks!

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



Drop off  in the village  of Havelock North,  a   2.8km  bike ride   that is  flat terrain  with a  slight elevation when cycling through  the picturesque suburb of Havelock North on way to the outskirts of the village  where you will find a cluster of 5 to 6  wineries and three activities to explore.

You have the option of being collected at a time and place that suits you best, or continue your ride for 7.7kms  along the Riverbank cycle pathway which follows the majestic Tuki Tuki River  viewing farmlands, horticulture, orchards, vineyards,  collection from Black Bridge car park.

From Standard Bike  $55   Electric Bike $95


Coach drop off and collection or the option of cycling back to Bike About Tours base

 Terrain is flat  for your cycling adventure today – mostly designated on and off road pathways.  

In amongst  the rolling country side on the Havelock North boundary you will find  a cluster of  5 to 6 wineries and 3 activities to explore, then onto the cycle pathway  which follows the  majestic  Tuki Tuki River. On arrival at Black Bridge cross the river via the cyclist bridge then make your way to Kidnappers Coast pathway cycling  through the estuary,   the  river on your left and onto the open sea, take time at the end of this pathway to view Napier in the distance.  Time to explore the popular  Kidnappers Coast with its spectacular coastal views, wineries, gourmet delights pub and Hygge Cafe, Art & Craft outlets as you cycle through the quaint villages of Haumoana and Te Awanga…

16km, 19km and 24km  or 43km  one way options.

From Standard Bike  $55   Electric Bike $95


Your cycle tour departs from Bike About Tours base at Greenmeadows, Napier or if being collected and we have your bikes on board we go directly to the Cycle Trail of your choice.

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 trails from Napier:  Trail 718 Havelock North Wineries 4.00pm   Trail 719 and 716 Havelock North & Kidnappers Coast 4.15pm  Trail 613 Gimblett Gravels 5 to 5.30pm. Please phone 45 minutes prior to the  arranged time for your collection at a place that suits you best (not pathways)     Thankyou!

On busy days there may be a delay in collection, thank you for your patience in advance  – Jenne

Equipment hirage bond $50 per Standard bike or $100 per Electric Bikes by way of credit card imprint.

We have held the bike hire costs again this year, we haven’t included credit card fees in our prices as we don’t want those paying by online banking in advance or cash on the day to incur this additional cost. We ask if paying by Credit Card: an additional 3% surcharge to cover bank charges – Thank you!- We accept Visa & MasterCard.

Most wineries charge tasting fees I put the cost on the last pages of the pdf’s . 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)