Ride out, return by shuttle
*Times indicated are the recommended departure times to fully enjoy your experience. Return time indicated is the summer pick up time - cruise ship days and other seasons may vary. Price is per person on a standard bike, electric bikes are an extra $30.
Our self guided day tours are perfect for those wanting to visit fantastic wineries, as well as cycle through picturesque landscape. Our shuttle bus will pick you up and return you to Napier, allowing you to enjoy and savour some of the best wineries and restaurants Hawke's Bay has to offer, knowing you don't have to cycle back!
All self guided tour prices include bike hire, lock, helmet, map, guide notes, small bag on bike & transport.
country to coast
This is our most popular summer tour! Self guided with transport included, this is the perfect tour for those whose two loves are wine and scenic, easy riding. The riding is all flat and easy, and you can visit up to 7 wineries on this 16km ride. This tour operates October - May only.
Our bus will deliver you and your bike to Black Barn Vineyards, and from there a short ride will see you making your way toward the Tuki Tuki River, passing by 3 cellar doors (Black Barn, Te Mata & Akarangi) and a cheesery. After the gorgeous cycle along the riverbank, you will arrive at the coast and head towards Cape Kidnappers to visit up to 3 more wineries (Elephant Hill, Clearview Estate and Te Awanga Estate) before completing your 16km ride at Elephant Hill Winery, where Bob the Bike Bus will arrive to take you back to Napier.
great cape escape
This is a fantastic longer winery ride! Self guided with transport included, this is the perfect tour for those who would like to have a good cycle before enjoying wineries. The riding is all flat and easy, and you can visit up to 3 wineries on this 23km ride.
Leaving from our shop, you will cycle along the beautiful coast and through wetlands, before arriving out to the coastal wineries. Reward yourself with wine tasting and lunch at a winery, or experience a quintessential kiwi meal of fish and chippies on the beach. Enjoy the views of Cape Kidnappers before Bob the Bike Bus arrives to return you to Napier.
There are four wineries here you can visit:
Te Awanga Estate
waterways to wineries
Come and explore the beautiful Napier waterfront! Self guided with transport included, this is the perfect tour to explore historic Ahuriri and wetlands before arriving to some stunning wineries. The riding is all flat and easy, and you can visit up to 3 wineries on this 16km ride.
Crossing the road from our shop, you will ride along the coast on a shared concreted pedestrian/cycle way, past the historic Soundshell and water front gardens, continuing along to the historic area of Ahuriri. Here you can visit the fabulous Urban Winery, or one of the many cafes, bars or restaurants. You then continue on dedicated limestone cycle path through protected wetlands that are home to a number of different species of bird.
Crossing back on to the concrete cycle path, there is just a short cycle until you reach Mission Estate Winery and Church Road Winery. Enjoy wine tasting and exploring here before the shuttle bus arrives to transport you back to our store.