Distance
29.08 km
Ascent
120 m
Descent
119 m
Peak
60 m
Difficulty
Beginner
Duration
2-4 hrs
The fancy wineries trail

The fancy wineries trail

Overview

Coming to Napier and Hasting of the Hawke’s Bay without taking a sip of wine may be the biggest mistake ever. Enjoy special food with wine in a leisure ride from Roys Hill Reserves and then traverse along the road surrounded by dreamy scenery as you can stop occasionally to visit around a dozen of wineries on the line.

It is around 40 km to make a loop through the Gimblett Gravels, Ngatarawa Triangle and Bridge Pā to try out the Bay’s signature such as Chardonnays, Bordeaux-style reds and Syrah. If you take the 11km back-and-forth course to Sileni Estate, you should try out the craft beer from the Roosters Brewery on Omahu Road.

Terrain

Most of the road is flat except the section of Roys Hill which is 20 meters in height. 

Access

As it is a loop trail, there are many spot to start the trail like the Roys Hill Reserve and the Hasting Golf Club. Additionally, the trail may be accessed via iWay city route from Hasting; or Clive by trying out the Ngaruroro River trail.

Food and drinks

There are many fantastic cellar door dining along the route allowing you to try out the specialties of Hawke’s Bay. Not only the wine but the non-alcohol drinks is also worth a try.

More details

The trail is surrounded with an extraordinary views getting from the vineyards, olive groves, orchards and the farmland around the Gimblett Gravels and Ngatarawa Triangle wine growing areas.

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/

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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