Hawke's Bay Trails
- Grade: Easy - Intermediate
- Duration: 1-4 days
- Total Length: 187km
- Location: Hawke's Bay
Hawke's Bay boasts over 180 km of cycle trails that navigate around and between the twin cities of Napier and Hastings. There are three distinct cycling experiences: the Landscape Ride, the Water Ride and the Wineries Ride. The Landscape Ride explores the picturesque coastal communities of Haumoana, Te Awanga and Clifton, which border the coastline of the iconic Cape Kidnappers. The Water Ride is flat, easy and perfect for families. It provides panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and includes the Ahuriri Estuary, a sanctuary for endangered wetland wildlife. The Wineries Ride is a relaxed ride that covers the wine-growing areas of Bridge Pa, Gimblett Gravels and the Ngatarawa Triangle. The trail has numerous award-winning wineries that give plenty of places to stop and rest along the way.
Access to Hawke's Bay Trails is easy - because the rides are close to accommodation and city services. Keen riders can step off the plane at Hawke's Bay Airport and straight on to Water Ride.
There are toilets and facilities available at all cafes and wineries and public toilets are also located along the trail. It is recommended cyclists carry water and sunscreen. Cell phone coverage is available on all the trails. Trails users should check the weather before they ride and dress accordingly.
For more information, view the Hawke's Bay Trails page provided by NZ Cycle Trail.
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