The Hawke's Bay Trails cover nearly 200km of cycling and walking off-road trails, the largest network of easy cycle trails in New Zealand and is one of the twenty-two 'Great Rides' of Nga Haerenga - the New Zealand Cycle Trail.
For the most up to date trail updates on open and closed sections (Post Gabrielle), including downloadable trail maps and safety tips, see the:
As one of New Zealand Cycle Trails 23 Great Rides, you will find Hawke's Bay Trails a Grade 1&2 Easy ride. This means the trails are flat and mostly off-road, so well suited to pathway, cycle touring, mountain or electric bikes. You can enjoy relaxed, short rides of an hour or two with the family, or spend a few days exploring with friends, seeing all the Trails have to offer.
The Trails are made up of three different experiences: The Water Ride (imagine riding beside Ocean, Estuary and Rivers), The Wineries Ride (think wine country with vineyards and cellar doors) and The Landscapes Ride, (envision expansive views including Cape Kidnappers, Te Mata Peak) and the only place to expect a few hills is on the Tukituki Loop, with the views making up for it.
Our Trails have mostly a lime-sand surface for quiet, safe riding. Some Trails have on-road connections with Napier/Hastings city iWay Routes and you can even take your bike on a bus between Hastings – Napier.
For the most up to date trail information, downloadable maps, local tips & more, head to the Hawke’s Bay Trails website.
The Tuki Tuki Trail is a network of trails for walkers and bikers, situated in Central Hawke's Bay between the townships of Waipukurau & Waipawa. It offers a wide variety of trails and tracks along the beautiful Tuki Tuki river. Find out more on the Tukituki Trails website.
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