Get on your bike on the Hawkes Bay Trails!
Fancy a bit of cycling? Then you will love the Hawke’s Bay Trails! Whether you are a beginner rider, enjoy a leisurely cycle, or are a competitive rider, you can now enjoy over 180 kilometres of on-road and off-road trails. The Hawke’s Bay Trails are fast becoming known as the best place to “coast” when it comes to cycling. All three national cycle trails are easy on the legs and have numerous places to stop for good coffee, local ice-cream and scenic snapshots. The Hawke’s Bay Trails also link up with plenty of tourism attractions from the pools at Ocean Spa to the Art Deco inspired Sound-Shell on Marine Parade and the National Aquarium of New Zealand. A little further on, past a couple of great wineries, is the best view of iconic Cape Kidnappers at Clifton. The Wineries Ride out west passes an abundance of cellar doors and welcomes visitors coasting past on their bikes. No matter what your reason for visiting; girls’ or boys’ weekend away, a family holiday, or a romantic break for two, make sure you include time exploring the Hawke’s Bay Trails in your activities. You won’t be disappointed and it’s great fun! Click to view the Trails ..
Water Ride – 68kms
The Water Ride is flat, easy and perfect for families. A great place to start the ride is from Napier’s Bay View or Westshore, continuing onto the seaside village of Ahuriri with its bustling cafes, shops and bars before coming to Marine Parade with great views of the Pacific Ocean. Head west up the trail to Taradale and Puketapu.
Landscapes Ride – 56km
The Landscapes Ride explores the coastal communities of Haumoana, Te Awanga and Clifton, which border the coastline of the iconic Cape Kidnappers. The flat off-road trail overlooks vineyards, orchards and the Tukituki River. Head inland to the more challenging Tukituki River Valley loop road.
Wineries Ride – 36km
The relaxed Wineries Ride covers the wine-growing areas of Bridge Pa Triangle and Gimblett Gravels. The terrain is flat and dotted with numerous award-winning wineries that afford plenty of places to stop and rest along the way.
Call into one of the Hawke’s Bay i-SITES to collect the Hawke’s Bay Trails brochure.
UPCOMING HAWKE’S BAY TRAILS EVENTS
Hawke’s Bay Trails Launch – 25 February at 9.45am
If you are in Hawke’s Bay during The Mission Concert weekend, we have a great morning activity for you to get involved with. Enjoy an easy ride along the newly opened section of the Water Ride to Puketapu Domain for the official opening of Hawke’s Bay Trails.
Need a bike? Contact one of our local cycle hire businesses today.
Hawke’s Bay Today Country2Coast – Sunday, 29 April
The Country2Coast is a non-competitive family fun event that utilises the Hawke’s Bay Trails. Starting in Havelock North, the walk or run follows the trail to Black Bridge, on to Haumoana and Te Awanga before finishing at Clifton Bay Cafe. Participants can enter for a 7km or 17km walk or run. Get event information here.
CYCLE TOUR AND HIRE OPTIONS
You will find a wide range of cycle tour and bike hire options in Hawke’s Bay. Contact any one of the local cycle hire businesses today.
FEATURED OPERATOR: GOOD FUN BIKE RIDES
Good Fun Bike Rides is unique, with cycle hire outlets in two locations. The Havelock North site at Revolution Bikes serves the beautiful Landscape Ride around the Tukituki River Valley OR out to the Haumoana coastal route to Clifton Cafe and/or along the coastal route to Napier. Take your time to take it all in!
The Triangle Cellars site in Bridge Pa is located right on the Wineries Ride. You can hire bikes to take in all the wineries of the Bridge Pa wine triangle district, as well as completing the full Winery Ride trail.
FOR THE MORE ADVENTUROUS – GO MOUNTAIN BIKING!
The Hawke’s Bay Mountain Bike scene is abuzz with the action happening at the Pan Pac Scale Mountain Bike Park. This rugged pine forest (356ha) has a massive network of great quality tracks that the public is invited to ride.
Also worth exploring is the Pukeora Hill Mountain Bike Park, designed to suit intermediate and advanced riders. Located just out of Waipukurau in the Pukeora Forest, this 50ha block has over 10km of trails, including two Jump Tracks.