Hawke's Bay Trails
Hawke's Bay Trails
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Come and ride Hawke's Bay Trails – one of New Zealand's best, year-round cycling destinations. We've got friendly weather, friendly hospitality and easy terrain all sorted here! We're set up for social riders, holidays, keen riders, families and people who have just recently started biking. You can tackle as much as you like of nearly 200 kilometers of scenic trails and enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean, winding rivers, orchards, vineyards and mountains. Plus plenty of cafes, country pubs and world-class wineries for refreshing stops on the way (you can walk or run them too!). Check out our website for popular rides and to find bike hire, tour operators, accommodation or places to visit on the trails.
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Kevin P
Waihi Beach, New Zealand428 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Well I thought this was going to be another boring bike trail. Boy was I wrong! Starting from the Napier CBD we cycled 31km along the 4m wide bike trail along the foreshore, through the dunes, then the wetlands past Clive, then inland though the orchards to finish at Havelock North.

Throughout every 2-3km there are explanation boards about the discovery and settlement of the area. And the development of the horticultural industries.

At the 8km mark the Waitangi Park on the foreshore presents an excellent demonstration of astro navigation for transiting the Pacific Ocean as used by the early Polynesian explorers.

If you time this ride right, you can use the Havelock-Napier bus to either start or finish your journey back to the start, about a 40min bus trip. And they all have bike carriers on them. Although it will cost you at $2pp ;).
Written December 25, 2022
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max n
Napier, New Zealand81 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Over 200 km off road pathways around napier and Hastings and havelock north. But lots stupid gates. If you not like gateS please complain to councils. They do not keep out motorbikes. Only people can keep out motorbikes. And many paths have no gates so why have any gates.
Ask locals for best places to go. Many more things that are not on the maps or website.
If you like a guide please contact me direct and I will take you places you did not know existed..
Written January 9, 2020
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Derek
Taupo, New Zealand19 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
These are great cycling trails, we really enjoyed cycling them, but there is a bit of an issue with the signs. We found it easy to get lost.
The map from the isite is good but there needs to be better detail of the roads and junctions, there is a lack of signs and getting your bearings may be a challenge,
Ideally more signs, more regular trail indicator post markers maybe with numbers that are on the map? Better road markings on the sealed sections in town where it’s easy to get confused.
Other that that it’s a must do if your into it. Can be as long or as short a ride as you like.
We will be back and probably be more prepared with GPS and battery packs
Written November 28, 2021
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Thanks for the feedback Derek. Regarding GPS would recommend using the Great Rides App, its free and can be installed on your phone - really helps in those busy urban settings where connecting sections of trails.
Written August 18, 2022
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Cath M
United Kingdom3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Thoroughly enjoyed a full day of cycling round the Hawkes Bay area. Started along the coastal path, then followed the river past orchards and farm land to Silk Chocolate Factory. After a delicious iced chocolate we got back on the bikes and cycled out to Puketapu, stopping at The Puketapu Pub for lunch (the Kiwi Burger was excellent!) and Church Road Winery later in the day to sample some local favourites. The last leg of our ride took us through the wetlands, where we joined back up with the coastal path.
Written March 1, 2020
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Thanks and delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and some of our popular stops out on our trails.
Written March 8, 2020
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Robina S
Auckland, New Zealand124 contributions
Sep 2019
Whata great track!! I ran on wide, clean, well maitained track for ages!! Great scenery and excited to come back and bike it!
Written September 25, 2019
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Stewarts Vacation
996 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Many of the cycle paths were flat and well maintained. We did the 36km wineries loop and the river ride and thoroughly enjoyed the scenery and tranquility of the river. We had been assured that the paths were clearly sign posted, but there were times when we were unsure where to go - so make sure to take a clear map for checking.
Written November 7, 2018
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wendy1811027
Taupo, New Zealand221 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
WE stayed in a campground in Westshore in our RV, and went out for walks and bike rides during the day. The Hawkes Bay bike trails are fabulous, such an asset to Napier and a great variety to close from. Trails around town or the countryside is great for visitors and popular with the locals. Napier has wonderful walks and bike rides throughout the area, you could spend days here, and that's what we did!
such a beautiful area, highly recommend a visit.
Written August 7, 2018
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Monique B
Edinburgh, UK549 contributions
May 2018
To be honest, I cycle these paths whenever the sun is out and the wind isn't up. These are just perfect for some time out. The paths are clear of the road and well maintained. They get better views than the roads so are much more of an attraction than driving around Hawkes Bay. And for locals what a great way to do something fun and free. The Big Easy which is on at Easter Weekend makes great use of these tracks if your looking for an event to enjoy them.
Written June 19, 2018
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harrybax74
Napier, New Zealand7 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
Great concrete pathway and limestone trails, so you don't have to go on the road very often. These are flat and great and easy to ride. We loved going to the Puketapu Pub, with the added bonus of a cold beer and lunch to keep us going on the return journey.
Written March 4, 2018
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Laura E
Wellington, New Zealand16 contributions
Feb 2017 • Solo
I cycled over 140k over a weekend and only about 3k was on the road! When I did need to cross a bridge, it was on a clip on so away from cars. Trails are fantastic, but get a good map as they are not as well marked as they could be. I took my road bike which was fine, many trails around the country seem to be built for mountain bikes but a road bike would be just fine on these. Loved the puketapu ride, great place to eat brunch once you get out there. But it gets busy so go early!
Pick your route and make sure you have a map, but any fitness level can do these rides. And be fine with kids, no cars and really flat. All sorts of people were doing the rides- all ages and all sizes. If you are thinking about a family holiday, or getting into biking or like me just fed up with cars....This would be a great place to go.
Written February 17, 2017
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