Distance
15.24 km
Ascent
23 m
Descent
21 m
Peak
19 m
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
2-4 hrs
The Clive-Clifton ride

The Clive-Clifton ride

Overview

The two-hour ride from Clive to Clifton may blow your mind away with the exceptional picturesque panorama of the Landscapes Ride. The wetlands and the informative local heritages, along with the wineries which could be noticed from the ride. The epic spot of the ride is the gannet colony at the end of the Cape where you can spot out several birds in residence.

Kicking off the ride from Clive and follow the trail towards the Waitangi Regional Park wetlands and the coastal corridor. Eye-hawked natural lovers can find the native breeding ground for whitebait at Haumoana. If you are looking for a surfing point, make sure to follow the Te Awanga before getting to Clifton and the Gateway to Cape Kidnappers.

Terrain

The terrain is mostly flat with lime sand surface and some short on-road sections. You should be careful at the bridges approaches and the trail edges because it may be steep and uneven.

Access

Starting the trail at Clive where provides utilities like parking, toilets, coffee and supplies.

Food and drinks

Some of the wineries offers meals and cellar-door tasting. You can also find the burger bars, dairies and cafes along the rides. Booking in advanced is recommended for some restaurants.

More details

You can view the gannet colony at the end of the Cape by different ways as walking trail (in 5 hours return), fat bike trip from Clifton (in around 3 hours), and the guided tour (around 3 to 4 hours).

Bike hiring is available around the areas. 

Some of the information is sourced from: https://www.nzcycletrail.com/find-your-ride/22-great-rides/hawkes-bay-trails/

The image is sourced from: https://visuals.newzealand.com/assets/3334

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Fitness Level:
Low
Medium
High
Ultra Fit
Various
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Trail Signage:
Excellent
Good
Average
Poor
Non Existant
Mobile Coverage:
Excellent
Good
Limited
Nil
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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