With over 200kms of leisurely, off-road trail available, cycling is the best way to enjoy beautiful Hawke’s Bay. For ten years Takaro Trails has been making cycling easy for visitors with a range tours covering the whole trail network.
We offer self-guided, privately guided, corporate and cruise group activities.
Havelock North & Cape Coast Wineries
Our most popular day ride, enjoyed by thousands of happy customers over the last few years, this easy, self-guided tour features spectacular scenery with up to seven wineries enroute. Starting with Havelock North’s Black Barn, Te Mata Estate and Akarangi wineries, this route also passes Origin Earth cheesemakers where you can sample delicious cheeeses. From Havelock North, it’s 16km of flat, easy riding on the limestone trail of the Landscapes Ride, following the Tukituki River to the coastal communities of Haumoana and Te Awanga. Transport to/from your Napier accommodation is included so you can relax and enjoy wine-tasting at your leisure.
Cost: adult $95/child $64
Duation: 6 hours
Taking in some of the region’s best scenic highlights, this three-day, self-guided tour features around 110km of riding, almost all of which is off-road on easy, flat trails. Special sights include Ahuriri Estuary with its protected birdlife and low-lying wetlands. Day one takes in the Puketapu Loop, a favourite with locals and visitors alike, following the Tutaekuri River’s stopbanks to reach the rural village of Puketapu with its iconic country pub. Stay overnight in Taradale. Day two takes you through beautiful orchard and farming country, following the Tutaekuri and Ngaruroro Rivers to reach the world-acclaimed Ngatarawa Gimblett Gravels wine sub-region. Enjoy leisurely wine-tasting before staying overnight in the stylish village of Havelock North. On the final day, enjoy scenic rural riding as you make your way to the coast and the East Clive wetlands. The final highlight is the centre of Napier, the Art Deco Capital of the World.
Cost: from adult $559/child $375
Duration: 3 days/2 nights
Gastronomic Hawke’s Bay
A luxury tour for the discerning few, this adventure features fine lodges – Breckenridge and Greenhill. At the end of your day’s riding, relax in peaceful rural surroundings and enjoy degustation dinners showcasing local produce and fine local wines. Covering approximately 115km over three days, this is ultimate way to savour Hawke's Bay at a relaxed pace – the perfect breakaway for busy people needing to recharge. Personal tour guides available by arrangement.
Cost: from adult $2895
Duration: 4 days/3 nights