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Takaro Trails

Combining a passion for the outdoors with the increasing popularity of cycling as a fun and healthy holiday option, Tākaro Trails has for many years provided quality cycle tours for visitors to Hawke’s Bay.

Takaro Trails has several exciting trail itineraries to choose from, day rides from 2 – 6 hours, privately guided day tours, three - five day self-guided tours, and our all new luxury collection, multi-day tours featuring some of the regions finest lodges.

Bikes are primarily Scott Sportster touring bikes which feature 24 gears, front suspension, comfortable gel saddles and are fully equipped with panniers, odometers, locks, bottle holder and emergency repair kits

RATES: (Includes a bike, helmet and lock hire and a Hawke’s Bay Trails Map)

2 hours or less           Adult:  $25.00       Child:  $20.00

Up to 4 hours             Adult:  $35.00       Child:  $25.00

Full day                     Adult:  $45.00       Child:  $35.00

Overnight                  Adult:  $55.00       Child:  $45.00  (Back by 10 am following day)

E BIKES:  (Avanti Metro step-thru frame or similar)

Half day (Up to 4 hours)            Adult:  $65.00         Child:  $55.00

Full day (4+ hours)                   Adult:  $90.00         Child:  $55.00

Delivery and pick up in urban Napier or Taradale $40.00 for up to 3 bikes. Delivery and pick up in urban Hastings or Havelock North $60.00 for up to 3 bikes.

Multi-day hire also available

Optional bike theft insurance cover for $2.00 per day, alternatively a credit card guarantee of $150.00 per bike is required until bikes are returned. Panniers and SPD pedals available at additional cost on application. Cold, bottled water available $3.50.  

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A very scenic self guided cycle and featuring some of the region's favourite wineries, this is a truly great day out!  

Either meet us at our shop in Ahuriri or we can pick you you from your accommodation. We will transfer you to Havelock North, the start of the beautiful Tuki Tuki River trail.  Your adventure starts with the wineries of Black Barn, Te Mata Estate and Akarangi in Havelock North where the wine tasting starts early!  With your first winery visits under your belt we also highly recommend a visit to the Origin Earth sample room to savour some of the best cheeses you’ll ever taste before departing Havelock North.

From here you enjoy a 16 km cycle on the limestone cycle trail following the Tuki Tuki River, to the coastal communities of Haumoana and Te Awanga.  The views are stunning as you cycle the raised stop-bank trail and look out over orchards, vineyards, corn fields and farmland. 

Reaching the coast you’ll be ready to taste some more fine wine at Elephant Hill, Clearview Estate and Te Awanga Estate.  If lunch is on your wishlist we are happy to assist with reservations at Clearview Estate. Te Awanga also make some of the best pizzas in Hawke’s Bay.    

At the end of the day you will be collected and transferred back to Ahuriri or your accommodation if required.

NB:  Most wineries charge for tastings which is payable direct.

Opening hours at wineries vary and some wineries are closed over winter months. Please check at the time of booking the number of wineries you should expect to find open.  Wherever possible Takaro Trails will advise of closures due to private functions however we cannot be held responsible for closures we have not been advised of.  Transport is from/to the Napier or Hastings isites or central accommodation only.

COSTS PER PERSON:  $95.00 per adult $60.00 per child

Cost includes:  Bike, pannier & helmet hire, water bottle, route instructions & trail map, wine pick up service and return transport from Napier or Hastings isites or accommodation. (Min 2 people per booking).

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 Price: $75.00 per adult,  $50.00 per child 

  • Self guided
  • One way cycle
  • 26 kms
  • Allow 6 hours

Departing the port village of Ahuriri you cycle around the port to the Napier CBD, a world renowned Art Deco treasure. Spend some time enjoying the unique facades of the beautiful buildings before continuing south, following Marine Parade with spectacular views across the sea to Cape Kidnappers.  

After travelling approx. 15 km you arrive in the village of Clive, a great place for a refreshment stop.  Continuing on the trail through the East Clive wetlands, home to numerous black swans, you eventually arrive at Black Bridge and the mouth of the Tuki Tuki river.  Cycle through the coastal communities of Haumoana and Te Awanga where you have the option to enjoy lunch at Clearview Estate or Hygge Café at Clifton.  

At the end of the day you will be collected and transferred back to Ahuriri.

Cost includes: Bike, pannier & helmet hire, water bottle, route instructions & trail map and return transport from the Cape Coast to Ahuriri.  (Min 2 people per booking).

Your cycle  self guided tour starts at the Takaro Trails base in the historic port village of Ahuriri, Napier.  From here you cycle the short distance to the National Tobacco Building, one of New Zealand’s most photographed buildings with its distinctive mix of Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles.  This building is now home to the Tony Bish Urban Winery and we recommend you make a visit to see the barrel room, sample his excellent Chardonnay and learn about his unique ‘Golden Egg’ wine making process.  And ask about the gin too....

Joining the cycle trail you then make your way past fishing boats and old port warehouses to the Ahuriri Estuary.  The trail meanders for approx. 10 kms through this low-lying wetlands area, home to many species of wading birds and other wildlife.  As you cycle along it is sobering to reflect that prior to the 1931 earthquake this area was all a vast tidal inlet before the land was lifted 1.8m in the mighty shake.  You can include a detour to Bayview where you will find the relaxed Crab Farm winery, a real jewel. 

On reaching the suburb of Taradale you leave the estuary behind and cycle approximately 1 km to the acclaimed wineries of the Mission Estate and Church Rd where you can visit their cellar doors and try the wines.  The final 6 kms of your ride loops back through sheep farming country to complete the circuit back to Ahuriri. 

COST:  Full day: $55.00 per adult,  $45.00 per child; half day $45.00 adult, $35 child

Cost includes: Bike, pannier & helmet hire, water bottle, route instructions & trail map and back  up support if required.

15 - 45 kms, 4 - 6 hours

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Just 15 minutes from the centre of Napier is the Pan Pac Eskdale Mountain Bike Park. Purpose built by the Hawke’s Bay Mountain Bike Club in the Tangoio forest, this park is regarded as one of the finest mountain biking facilities in the country. For more information about the park go to the H.B. Mountain Bike club site

With over 75 km of specialist cross country trails and forest roads, the Pan Pac Eskdale MTB Park has something for riders of all abilities.

We offer two packages for your mountain biking experience. Hire one of our Scott Aspect 27 speed, front suspension mountain bikes with helmet, water bottle and trail map. We’ll also arrange your permit to enter the park, for $10 pp. If you require transfers to and from your Hawke’s Bay accommodation we can provide at a minimal cost as well.

Why not add the exhilaration of mountain biking to your Hawke’s Bay experience.

Package costs include:  Scott Aspect 740 hard-tail bike hire, helmet, water bottle, and trail map

Price: $45 per day

Transport available from central Napier accommodation at extra cost.

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$195.00 per adult  $140.00 per child (Seasonal departures Oct – April only)

  • Self-guided cycle
  • One way cycle
  • 30 kms
  • Guided Cape Kidnappers tour

Starting your cycle at the historic port village of Ahuriri you follow the coast to the Napier CBD, a world-renowned Art Deco treasure.  Continuing south the cycling is easy on scenic, off-road trails.  On reaching the settlement of Clive the trail takes you through a unique wetlands area with many coastal birds before arriving in communities of Haumoana and Te Awanga.  

There’s time for a quick visit to the acclaimed wineries of Elephant Hill and Clearview Estate, and to enjoy the picnic lunch you will be provided with, before joining your 3 hour Overland Safari to see the Gannet Colony of Cape Kidnappers.  As the largest, most accessible mainland gannet colony in the world, Cape Kidnappers is home to 20,000 gannets from the booby family with their distinctive black eye markings and a pale gold crown.  Your safari takes you up close to these amazing birds, with their six foot wing span, as they swoop, dive and bring fish back to their young.

At the end of your safari you will be transferred back to Ahuriri.

Cost includes:  Bike, helmet and pannier hire, riding instructions and route map, water bottle, picnic lunch, 3 hour Cape Kidnappers Overland Safari and return transport.

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