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Tour de Hawkes Bay Estates – Cycling Tour Hawkes Bay

Style:Group Difficulty: Easy Length:5 days

Join a guided small group or cycle self guided on this exclusive cycling tour Hawkes Bay.  Located on the North Island of New Zealand centred around the famous art deco town of Napier, this 5 day/4 night all inclusive cycling tour is the perfect way to experience everything the wonderful Hawkes Bay region of New Zealand has to offer, and more!

This same tour can also be undertaken on a self guided basis on any day or date that suits you.  All the same inclusions apply just without a guide.

Experience the best of this compelling gourmet region of New Zealand on this Cycling Tour Hawkes Bay.  Similar in climate and wines, Hawkes Bay has been likened to the Mediterranean of the Pacific, and rightly so! Long sunny summers and mild winters make this a year round destination ideal for cycling. In addition, the New Zealand government and local councils have developed a network of incredible cycling trails that are flat, easy, off road and great fun to ride. It almost goes without saying that Hawkes Bay is also a world class wine region. Great wines come from here, and with that come great cellar doors and wineries for us to visit. Beautiful properties in gorgeous settings, with plenty of local produce, all in a coastal, seaside setting. The question should be, why NOT Hawkes Bay!

Read our blog on why we think Hawkes Bay should be on your bucket list, or find out more about this under rated region of New Zealand.  Here’s a little teaser:

Our small group tours are limited to 16, and are fully guided and supported, so you can cycle stress free and learn all about the region from our knowledgeable local guides.

Cycling Tour Hawkes Bay Small Group Departure dates:

2018: Wednesday 12th December ending Sunday 16th December (be quick filling up!)
2019: Friday 8th February ending Tuesday 12th February

Tour Highlights

  1. Cycle the wonderful off road trails of Hawkes Bay NZ

  2. Visit some of NZ's oldest cellar doors & taste world class wines

  3. The Exclusive Wine & Food Matching tutorial at historic Church Road Winery

  4. Relax with a guide nearby to direct and support on your ride

  5. Enjoy the social atmosphere and make new friends in a small group

Itinerary at a glance   

Day 1 Arrival to Napier, transfer to your hotel, with an optional coastal cycle before our first group dinner at your beachside hotel.
Day 2 An estuary cycle today with lots of birdlife before a visit to historic Church Rd Winery for an exclusive 'Behind the Scenes' food and wine tutorial & lunch. A highlight tonight with an included 3 course dinner at the gorgeous Mission Estate Winery. Cycling distance: 20kms (optional Puketapu loop 20kms).
Day 3 We cycle the Gimblett Gravels Appellation, stopping at a number of superb wineries. A flat and relatively easy ride today a free night to explore the village of Havelock North. Cycling distance: 35kms
Day 4 A longer cycling day as we visit a number of the regions best wineries, including a gourmet lunch at Clearview Estate, as we make our way back to Napier, and dinner at a seaside hotel with great food. Cycling distance: 50kms
Day 5 Breakfast, and we exchange emails and sad farewells to new friends and great memories. Onward transfers as required.

Testimonials & reviews

"Barry and I cannot be more positive with our comments on the tour...staff were all lovely...did their upmost to make each day very memorable and enjoyable...lovely vineyards for tastings and lunches, where the food was always lovely and fresh, and lots of it.  Napier/Hawkes Bay is such a great place, with so much to offer...it was a great trip".  Diane & Barry March 2014

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