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“"Hawkes Bay Cycle Trails"” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Takaro Trails Cycle Tours - Day Tours

Takaro Trails Cycle Tours - Day Tours
9 Nelson Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
+64 6-835 9030
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Ranked #10 of 31 activities in Napier
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Owner description: Takaro Trails, self guided cycle tours of the Hawke's Bay Trails, 187km of off road cycle trails which form part of Nga Harenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail. The trails are the perfect way for visitors to visit our world famous wineries, enjoy some gentle exercise under sunny skies and explore our stunning scenery at their own pace. Takaro is the Maori word for 'play' so put some fun into your Hawke's Bay stay and get out and about by bike!
New Plymouth City, Taranaki, New Zealand
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“"Hawkes Bay Cycle Trails"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Trails are fantastic, beautiful scenery, great customer service from Takaro Trails. Recommend to any one who loves cycling.

Visited December 2012
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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“Fantastic cycling in Hawke's Bay with Takaro Trails”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Recently (Dec '12/Jan '13) myself, my father (UK) and my partner (NZ) went on holiday to cycle in Hawke's Bay to enjoy the renowned trails for a week. When planning, our focus was to cycle, and for ease and quality we wanted to rent bikes instead of bringing them with us. By far the best I came across was Takaro Trails, as they were informative, looked fun and were very reasonably priced. After contacting them about our plan to cycle all the Hawke's Bay trails in just 5 days, including mountain biking at the nearby Eskdale/PanPac MTB Park, Jenny and her team even offered a small discount which is always welcome. On arrival, they were just as helpful, friendly and informative, and we shared many a story about our antics each time we came to swap our MTB bikes for Touring bikes and vice-versa. They are a fantastic team, with excellent bikes in wonderful condition. We did the wine trail, landscape trail, water trail and a few others, and my dad (aged 62) even found a love for Mountain Biking during our trip. We were a self-guided group for the week, but thoroughly enjoyed our bikes and the services provided by Jenny and the team at Takaro Trails. Next time we're in Hawke's Bay, we'll definitely be calling on them again!

Visited January 2013
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Napier
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“Water Trail North”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Beautiful ride along Westshore coast, through wetlands and a beautiful Eucalyptus tree stand. The trail is in excellent condition and easy to follow. Takaro Trails made it easy---bike, helmet, water bottle, map and riding directions. This is a totally flat ride, which everyone can enjoy.

Visited January 2013
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Jenny R, Owner at Takaro Trails Cycle Tours - Day Tours, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
The Water Trail North ride is perfect for people short on time as it is only about 2 hours round trip from our new base in Ahuriri. It's a really scenic route with a great coffee stop option at the Bay View Snapper Cafe!
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Havelock North & Cape Coast Winery Day Cycle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

We were recently on holiday in the Hawkes Bay for a friends wedding and had a day up our sleeve for something fun. I decided to organise for a group of 7 of us to do a winery day cycle. We did the Takaro Trails 'Havelock North and Cape Coast Wineries' - 16km one way day cycle which was an absolute blast!

We varied in cycling skill level but as it was self guided tour we just took our time taking in the stunning scenery. The limestone pathways made for a very easy and flat ride but also beautifully scenic. Having never done a cycling tour we were all pleasantly surprised at how fun it truly was and not that strenuous, was actually a relaxing day. Most of us opted to wear jandals and dresses… just to show how ridiculously cavalier we were and this cycle was great! We started at 11am and were picked up at 4pm which was perfect for our meandering pace. I can't wait for the next one! Such a fun thing to do as a group.

The tour was so well organised. The directions were easy and the bikes were great for us all. They were all named and lined up waiting for us on arrival with complimentary water. We had a quick briefing session, checked bikes and helmets suited us all and then into Black Barn for our first tasting! (loved the pinot gris) We started at Black Barn Vineyard and were picked up at Te Awanga Estate. The wine tastings were great and we decided to spoil ourselves at Elephant Hills with a delectable cheese platter for afternoon tea, just divine. We enjoyed 4 out of 7 vineyards on our cycle which was perfect for us. A few delicious bottles were bought along the way that Jenny and the team would quite happily collect for us if we didn't want to carry them in the bike Panniers (which are quite spacious) or we decided to buy a case!

We have another wedding in April so will definitely be getting this group to do a Takaro Trails itinerary as well. Such a great way to spend a day in the Hawkes Bay.

Visited December 2012
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“cycling and wine tasting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Last Saturday we spent our staff Christmas Function with Jenny and her assistants from Takaro Trails on this fun filled day of cycling, wine tasting and lunch at Clearview Estate. Every last detail was organised to perfection. The bikes were easy to ride and even those who had not ridden a bike for many years did not have any problems. Helmets, hi viz vests and water bottles were provided. Our accommodation at the Crown Hotel in Napier was excellent too and also organised by Jenny.
I would thoroughly recommend Takaro Trails to anyone looking for a fun corporate team building day or for a family or friends get together.

Visited December 2012
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