Cape Coast Winery Ride (16 km, 7 wineries)
- Duration: 6 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Ahuriri, Napier
A very scenic cycle featuring some of the regions favourite wineries, our most popular tour!
Meet us at our shop in Ahuriri, Napier or we can pick you you from your accommodation. We will then transfer you to the start of your adventure at the Black Barn winery. Te Mata Estate and Akarangi are very close by so you can start your wine tasting early! Take a detour to Craggy Range along a new bike path - approx 4km there and back. You will enjoy a 16km 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 and farmlands.
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 ‘wish-list’ we highly recommend booking in advance (SATURDAYs and Public Holidays BOOKINGS are ESSENTIAL - you won't get lunch otherwise). If you are a big group then we recommend booking wine tastings as well (see winery links below). NOTE that all wineries are asking for a COVID vaccine pass at present.
LUNCH: we recommend Clearview Estate (Mediterranean style food with table service - bookings essential) or Te Awanga (who offer the best pizzas in Hawke’s Bay - you can sit outside on their green lawn so numbers aren't so limited but if you are a big group, definitely book and pre-order your pizzas/platters), as well as Elephant Hill who have amazing platters to enjoy on their scenic terrace.
Allow 6hrs for this tour. At the end of the day you will be collected and transferred back to Ahuriri or your accommodation if required.
1 - Black Barn https://www.blackbarn.com/winetasting
2 - Te Mata Estate - no bookings here, just turn up - limited space however, max number 10ppl
3 - Akarangi - no bookings needed, just turn up! Morton is very accommodating.
Allow one hour to cycle from Havelock North end to the coastal trails. We generally recommend booking lunch for 1.30-2pm.
4 - Elephant Hill https://elephanthill.co.nz/
5 - Clearview Estate https://www.clearviewestate.co.nz/
6 - Te Awanga – no booking needed, but if you are a big group please get hold of them. You are able to buy pizzas and a bottle of wine and sit on the lawn to enjoy!
Included: Bike or e-bike hire, helmet, pannier bag, maps and instructions, shuttles at the start and end of the day.
Not included: wine tasting costs
Pick-up from your accommodation - from $10pp (so you don't have to drive at all)
E-Bike upgrade - $40pp
"No Worries" upgrade package - $10pp this package gives you all the extras including bike theft insurance, a reusable drink bottle, extra comfortable gel seat cover, guaranteed best bikes (less than 2 years old), total back-up support (so if you need help we will come to you), cellphone holder, plus a carrier bag (to hold all the bottles of wine that you will buy!)