E-Bike: Hawkes Bay Trails April 2021

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E-Bike: Hawkes Bay Trails 2021

E-Bike: Hawkes Bay Trails April 2021

8 Day / 7 Night tour:

This tour covers every bit of the Hawkes Bay trails. You will really enjoy E-Bike riding and seeing the highlights of Hawkes Bay on the easy, flat cycle trails. Highlights include: stunning scenery, visits to acclaimed wineries and a Cape Kidnappers Gannet Tour.

Tour at a Glance


$3,870 per person, share twin

$725 single supplement

Tour Date:

7 – 14 April, 2021


Introductory : Grade 1

Remember E-Bikes take the strain and pain. 🙂

Tour Leader:


• 7 breakfasts & 3 lunches
• 4 wine tastings
• Cape Kidnappers Gannet Tour
• Art Deco walking Tour in Napier
• Accommodation as listed in the itinerary
• E-Bike rental, helmet & pannier bags
• Private transport for you, your luggage and the E-Bikes
• Services of Tours Direct Tour Leader, Mandy Page
• Cycle guide & technical support
• Airport transfers


• Domestic airfares

Proposed Tour Itinerary

Flexibility is our motto: The quoted cycling distances for each day are based on the day maps which you will be given, and represent the expected riding. An individual can adjust the cycling according to their needs and weather conditions on the day.

Wed 7 AprilArrive Napier

If you are flying into Napier airport you will be met and have a free transfer to the Crown Hotel, Ahuriri.
If you are driving to Napier there is lots of free parking in Ahuriri.
The full group meets at 2.00pm at the Crown Hotel to check in. This afternoon we have bike fittings followed by a short ride.
Recommended Dinner at a local restaurant Three Doors Up (within walking distance of our hotel)
Accommodation at the Crown Hotel, Ahuriri.

Thu 8 AprilThe Water Ride (B,L) 25km

An easy cycle north takes us to the coastal community of Bay View before we wind our way through the Ahuriri Station, a working sheep farm and low-lying wetlands.  We cross to the Ahuriri Estuary and view the variety of protected birdlife in this Department of Conservation Wildlife Sanctuary.
Arriving in Taradale, we visit New Zealand’s oldest winery, Mission Estate before returning by shuttle to Ahuriri.
Lunch: Mission Estate Winery (included)
Recommended Dinner: The Gintrap Restaurant, Ahuriri
Shuttle: Pick up from Mission Estate Winery to return to Ahuriri accommodation
Accommodation at the Crown Hotel, Ahuriri

Fri 9 AprilCoastal Ride (B,L) 25km

We enjoy a day of diversity!  From the Art Deco glamour of the Napier CBD to the moody coastline of Marine Parade and the mouths of the regions three rivers the scene is ever-changing. We will cycle to Black Barn for lunch.
Lunch: Black Barn Vineyards (included)
Recommended Dinner: Light meal recommended at a Havelock North restaurant – Piku Japanese Restaurant
Accommodation at Harvest Lodge Motel, Havelock North

Sat 10 AprilGimblett Gravels (B), 20 kms

This morning we transfer to Bridge Pa.
Today our cycle ride will be around the acclaimed Ngatarawa Gimblett Gravels appellation. Enjoy the ambience of cellar doors offering tastings and winery style food. There’s much to enjoy as you visit the cellar doors of some of the regions finest wineries including Trinity Hill, Oak Estate and Selini Estates.
Recommended Lunch: Oak Estate
Recommended Dinner at Allesandros Pizza and Pasta
Shuttle: Pick up from Havelock North accommodation and transfer to Bridge Pa. Pick up at Selini Estates and return to Havelock North.
Accommodation at Harvest Lodge Motel, Havelock North

Sun 11 AprilTuki Tuki River Trail (B,L) 22 kms

This morning we travel by van to the Hawkes Bay Farmer’s Market in Hastings.
The Market opened nineteen years ago and is one of the oldest and largest Farmers’ Markets in the country. It is a place where the regions finest growers and artisan producers supply their wares so you can see, touch, smell and taste the goods, before buying directly from the source.
There is a friendly relaxed atmosphere, stunning tree-lined grounds of the Waikoko Gardens, busker music in the background for the crowds who mingle with their morning juices and locally roasted coffees or shop for delicious pantry items, fresh fruit and veg, cheeses, olive oils, breads, meat, fish, wine, beer and cider, sweet treats, wood-fired pizzas and so much more.
We then have a shuttle ride to the Clearview Estate for a long and lazy lunch.
This afternoon we cycle the easy, flat trails back to Havelock North, visiting Arataki Honey on the way.
Lunch: Clearview Winery (included)
Recommended Dinner: Malo Restaurant
Shuttle: Pick up at Hawkes Bay Farmers Market and transfer to Clearview Estate.
Accommodation at Harvest Lodge Motel, Havelock North

Mon 12 AprilRest Day (B)

This morning we travel by shuttle to Craggy Range for a wine tasting.
In the afternoon we have a tour to the gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers with Gannet Safaris, escorted by an expert local guide. We travel overland in the comfort of an air conditioned 4WD bus, through spectacular Cape Kidnappers Station to view the largest and most accessible gannet colony in the world – over 20,000 gannets in their natural habitat.
Recommended Lunch: tons of cafes in Havelock North Village
Recommended Dinner: Bistronomy is a popular Napier restaurant.
Shuttle: Pick up at Havelock North accommodation and transfer to Craggy Range. Pick up at Te Awanga and transfer to Napier accommodation.
Accommodation at Quest Napier

Tue 13 AprilPuketapu Loop - Napier Art Deco Walking Tour (B) 24 km

Today we cycle on the Puketapu Loop, a favourite trail for locals and visitors alike.  Following the scenic bike path along the Tutaekuri River we can visit the historic Otātara Maori Pa site, Moana Park Organic Winery, Puketapu Hotel (a classic rural pub) and Silky Oaks Chocolates. 
The afternoon will be dedicated to exploring Napier on an Art Deco Walking Tour. This is a one and a half hour guided walk through Napier’s Art Deco Quarter, including visits to the interiors of some of the most stunning examples of this architectural style in the city.
Recommended Lunch: Silky Oak Chocolates’ Café
Recommended Dinner: Hunger Monger is a great seafood bistro.
Shuttle: Pick up from Napier accommodation and transfer to Awatoto (Atea A Rangi installation at the start).  Pick up at Silky Oak and return to Napier accommodation
Accommodation at Quest Napier

Wed 14 AprilDepart Napier (B)

After breakfast we have an airport drop off.

Your Tour Leader: Mandy Page

Mandy lives in Auckland and is a walker and cyclist. She has led 58 tours for Tours Direct over the last 18 years, and just loves travelling with its adventure and fun.  Believing that most of the delight of travel is in the journey, Mandy likes to make tours flexible for different levels of fitness and experience.   In 2019 she was tour leader for a Danube Boat & Bike tour. Mandy discovered the joy of E-Biking by accident and is now an enthusiastic devotee. 

“Thank you so much for a superb trip I had with you on the recent E-Bike: Classic Otago Rail Trail and Southern Lakes.
I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it and am still feeling the buzz!
I appreciate all the planning,care and consideration it takes to have a successful, fun, safe, informative trip.
You are a great team and the others a friendly bunch of people.”

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