Distance
65.36 km
Ascent
191 m
Descent
193 m
Peak
58 m
Difficulty
Beginner
Duration
2-4 hrs
The Water Ride

The Water Ride

Overview

The picturesque ride begins at Ahuriri and follows the coast towards Bay View and heading to part of the old inner harbor. Spin around the Napier’s shoreline and visit plenty of attractions such as the historic Te Roro o Kuri Island, the site of a sacred pā site, and historic maritime beacons.

There are plenty of activities to explore along the way like the Ahuriri fishing precinct, cafés, restaurants, playgrounds, coffee houses. The nature lover will love to find out many rare migrating birds at the bird hide.

The trail is 35km in length and can be divided into shorter parts to stop and recharge the energy before continuing the trail. The trail could be extended to include the Taradle loop that covers the renowned Mission Estate and Church Road wineries.

Terrain

The terrain is mostly flat with concrete and lime sand sections.

Access

The trail can be accessed easily from the Ahuriri near the East Pier Hotel.

Food and drinks

There are a great deal of restaurants and cafés along the ride.

If you want an extended lunch, you can book at several restaurants or hotels in advanced.

More details

In the city center, the high traffic may slow you down a little bit, but you still can enjoy the picturesque harbor view. Bike hiring is available at the local bike hiring around the area if you do not have your bike with you. The Bay View could be your great spot to set yourself in with various accommodations.

 

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/192564?tags=Hawke%27s%20Bay

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 - Double Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Off-Road
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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