Hawke's Bay Trails was born out of the vision to create a seaside pathway for Napier. Over 10 years later, Hawke's Bay now boasts over 180 km of cycle trails that meander around and between the twin cities of Napier and Hastings.
Hawke's Bay Trails is mostly-flat; a river and coastal network of pathways stretching over the Heretaunga Plains. 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 Cape is home to the world’s largest mainland gannet colony and one of the world’s top 50 golf courses. Riders will also enjoy views of the impressive Te Mata Peak and expansive ocean vistas.
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 is dotted with numerous award-winning wineries that afford plenty of places to stop and rest along the way.