Havelock North to Clive
For the energetic cyclists there is an opportunity to cycle from Havelock North—Clive, 47km, flat route 2–4 hours. Havelock North is a great place to stock up on delicious picnic snacks. From there, the ride to Clive begins by following cycle lanes then meets up with the river trail. You will pass wineries, passing olive groves, orchards and pretty farmland along the way. Slipping under Black Bridge, the trail heads through the Waitangi Regional Park wetland before arriving into the village of Clive. Hawke’s Bay Trails.
Napier to Mission Estate, Black Burn (lunch) & Craggy Range Vineyard
35 km, flat (one way)
Savour some of Hawke’s Bay’s internationally renown wines and take in the stunning views along the way. Take a guided wine tour or download the Wine Trail Map and plan. If you don’t feel as though you have enough time that happens to lots of visitors simply extend your stay in Napier and mull over a return visit.
Pack a delicious deli lunch organised by your accommodation, pop out to the local nearby deli or simply wing it with the prospect of tempting treats along the way. Remember to pack reserves of water, sunscreen and clothing layers. The Hawkes Bay with its temperate climate this is a year round day trip however check with wineries opening hours in the winter season.
Three wineries have been chosen. Mission (1851) is chosen for the experience of a vineyard, similar to Sevenhills in the Clare Valley established by pioneering French Missionaries. The second choice is Black Barn due to the position of their bistro in the middle of the vineyard evoking a rustic charm coupled with an excellent lunch menu. Forget about the packed lunch. It’s all sorted. The third winery is the well known Craggy Range Havelock North. A reputable vineyard and worth checking out their extensive cellar door.
Takaro Trails, Day Tours operate self-guided cycle tours, mountain biking packages and bike hire from their Ahuriri base. Tours range in duration from a few hours to several days. Arrange with Takaro Trails to deposit e-bikes or manual bikes where you require them. For one way journeys arrange in advance a pick up time and place while booking your bikes.
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