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Self-Guided Scenic Bike Ride to Coastal Wineries from Napier provided by Napier City Bike Hire & Tours

Self-Guided Scenic Bike Ride to Coastal Wineries from Napier

Self-Guided Scenic Bike Ride to Coastal Wineries from Napier
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94% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4–6 hours
Group size:
11
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4–6 hours
  • Group size:
    11
  • Infant seats available
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 24489P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Use of bicycle
  • Map & route instructions
  • Mechanical back up
  • Collection of wine purchases
  • Helmet, lock, handlebar bag
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Wine tasting fees (most wineries charge a $5pp tasting fee which is refundable if you purchase wine)
  • Entry/Admission - Elephant Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Clearview Estate Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Te Awanga Estate Vineyard
Duration
4–6 hours
Departure details
  • 117 Marine Parade, Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand Our store is located on Marine Parade - across from the Information Centre and the Mini Golf. CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: All passengers visiting Napier are met at the ship by cruise ship organised shuttle buses, and then transferred the short distance to the Napier i-SITE Visitor Information Centre.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name and arrival time
  • All rider heights must be advised at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most wineries charge a $5pp tasting fee which is refundable if you purchase wine
  • Opening hours and days of the wineries do vary - please check with us at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 1 year
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not recommended for people who cannot ride bikes
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Inclusions
  • Use of bicycle
  • Map & route instructions
  • Mechanical back up
  • Collection of wine purchases
  • Helmet, lock, handlebar bag
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Wine tasting fees (most wineries charge a $5pp tasting fee which is refundable if you purchase wine)
  • Entry/Admission - Elephant Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Clearview Estate Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Te Awanga Estate Vineyard
Departure details
  • 117 Marine Parade, Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand Our store is located on Marine Parade - across from the Information Centre and the Mini Golf. CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: All passengers visiting Napier are met at the ship by cruise ship organised shuttle buses, and then transferred the short distance to the Napier i-SITE Visitor Information Centre.
Duration
4–6 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name and arrival time
  • All rider heights must be advised at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most wineries charge a $5pp tasting fee which is refundable if you purchase wine
  • Opening hours and days of the wineries do vary - please check with us at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 1 year
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not recommended for people who cannot ride bikes
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    117 Marine Parade
    117 Marine Parade, Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand
    Our store is located on Marine Parade - across from the Information Centre and the Mini Golf. CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: All passengers visiting Napier are met at the ship by cruise ship organised shuttle buses, and then transferred the short distance to the Napier i-SITE Visitor Information Centre.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Napier City Bike Hire & Tours
    Napier
    Hawke's Bay Trails
  • 1
    Elephant Hill
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Clearview Estate Winery
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Te Awanga Estate Vineyard
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
38 reviews
Excellent
29
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allan o
Guildford, UK145 contributions
Fantastic service and good bike selection. We were 5 in total, and required 4 electric and 1 ‘proper’ bike 😉. I did this all over the phone, giving the heights of all the riders and asked if the bikes could be delivered to our lodge. No problems there and bikes were delivered bang on time. A little tuition and we were off. We dropped the bikes back to hire depot, after a fantastic two days , visiting a few vineyards and a couple of cycle tours. Maps and information all given to us before setting off. We were even dropped back to the lodge free of charge. Thanks Napier City Bike Hire👍. Ps- locks and chargers are all part of the kit, with useful panniers.
Written 20 March 2020
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Geoff
Hamilton, New Zealand28 contributions
Jun. 2021
We turned up without a booking - no problem. Really friendly and reassuring staff, who offered great advice on where to go and how long things may take.

We hired 2 E-Bikes and a pedal bike - all worked perfectly.

We did a return trip to Mission Estate, had an awesome lunch and came back all within the 4 hour hiretime.
Written 17 June 2021
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Hi Geoff, We are glad that you had a great time! Many thanks for your review, sharing your experience helps us a lot!
Written 24 June 2021
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Samantha S
Oakland, CA222 contributions
We rented bikes two days and took two separate routes. Each was beautiful and interesting and we tried five wineries and truly enjoyed. Have to say that, after a long and hot ride, the folks at Elephant Hill were a bit too snobby and would not make room for us for a tasting, even though the place was huge and only a few people were there. The folks in the shop were a bit less than friendly, however the overall experience was great.
Written 12 January 2020
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Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed the wineries.
Written 12 January 2020
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Travel_lovin_Kiwi
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand96 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Friends
My sister and I booked the Waterways to Wineries bike tour for our New Year’s Day treat - and what a treat it was! Firstly, we only booked a day ahead and they were still able to organise a lunch booking for us at busy Mission Estate. So grateful! The map was easy to read and the bike seats were already set to our heights. The ride was flat the whole way and so beautiful! I particularly enjoyed the wetlands area. My sister hadn’t been on a bike for a while so was a bit nervous and it was perfect for her. Napier has done a great job of the cycle ways-you feel very safe. We were running late for our lunch booking and called ahead but it wasn’t a problem at all. Mission Estate was beautiful. The food was delicious and service was top notch. We did our wine tasting at Church Rd after lunch and loved it. Came home with a few bottles after enjoying more top notch hospitality, a cheese platter and more wine! You can ride your bike back but we opted for the ride home as it was pretty hot, seeing as we were the only cyclists we were kindly dropped off at our motel. Thank you for an amazing experience. We’ll definitely be back again and highly recommend!
Written 5 January 2020
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Thank you for your review and great you hear you enjoyed the Waterways to Wineries ride - it is one of our favourites too. And taking the shuttle back means that you can just relax and enjoy your lunch and the wonderful wine on offer at the two lovely wineries :-).
Written 6 January 2020
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Gustavo R
6 contributions
Feb. 2020
We picked up our bikes and map and we were off. What an amazing experience. It was great to bike at our own pace and the weather couldn't be better. The only thing I would add is that the map is not very clear when you get into town. We had to ask a few folks how to get to the wineries. As a result, we missed the first winery in town but were able to get to the last two without a problem. The wine was excellent, the views were spectacular. Took lots of pictures. Only recommendation I have is to provide better instructions on the map once you get into town and the bike trail ends. Ended the day with a perfect bottle of wine and appetizers at Elephant Hills.
Written 7 March 2020
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togs73
Hamilton, New Zealand128 contributions
We were in Napier for a conference so thought we would book a bike at the last minute - not a great idea leaving this til the last minute when a cruise ship is in port! But Napier Bikes were superb! We decided on the self guided tour - mainly because it was available and we booked online the night before (easy online booking system). We arrived in the shop 15mins early and despite being busy, we were warmly welcomed and soon had our helmets, bikes and route map all sorted out (thanks Kim!). The route down the coast is fantastic! Off road cycle track that is a combination of concrete and lime paths, so we felt pretty safe throughout the whole journey.
We stopped in Clive for a coffee at Zeppelin cafe (perfect point for our first break) then off we went along the coast till we got to wineries. The three wineries (Elephant Hill, Clearview and Te Awanga) are a hop skip and a jump from each other. As Napier Biles we’re picking us up at the end of the day at Elephant Hill, we left this winery as our last stop. We stopped at Clearview for tastings then cycled to Clifton for lunch, then Te Awanga then Elephant Hill.
This was nearly 40km of cycling so take the whole day to do this so as not to rush (we started at 9:30am and by 3pm we were ready to be picked up at the winery so didn’t have to rush)
Great day, great value, great service!!
Written 28 March 2019
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andres N
San Francisco, CA145 contributions
Feb. 2020
We booked this trip online with Napier Bike Hires 2 days before our cruise stopped in Napier. Accessing the shop was easy since the Cruise Port offered a shuttle that stops right across the shop on Marine Parade rd.
As we checked in (they already had our bikes ready), they gave us bike helmets & bags, maps & instructions to get to the wineries. Very friendly & useful customer service! You can fill your water bottles there as well.
Most of the ride is on a coastal bike pathway so no need to deal with cars except on very few streets.
* PAY ATTENTION TO THE DEDICATED BIKE & PEDESTRIAN UNDERPASSES TO AVOID CROSSING THE HIGHWAYS! Follow the signs that point to CLIVE, then TE AWANGA, but you will find the wineries just before TE AWANGA town. Bring water & sunblock.
It is a 15 miles bike ride each way to Elephant Hill winery, the first of the three wineries nearby.
At Elephant Hill winery you will find an indoor restaurant and an outdoors wine testing bar. There is plenty indoor & outdoor seating to enjoy the views. Nice and friendly service, some small plates & snacks available as well.
Be aware that the ride back is harder since you have to push against the headwinds. If you are not an experienced cyclist you might want to upgrade to an E-bike. The coastal views are beautiful near the canals. Just follow the bike path.
Check-out was quick & easy. We had a very nice ride. I rated 4 stars because being an experienced cyclist in Northern California this ride was too easy!
Written 8 March 2020
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Topjock0
Aberdeen, UK4 contributions
A real shame. As a very experienced cyclist I hired a bike to for the winery tour. In short, a ramshackle of a bike.

Gears were un-responsive - would change 20 seconds after selecting.
Gears slipping and missing - once in a gear they would slip and miss. Almost came off when it slipped going up hill.
Seat rotating in down tube - not good when you are turning to check for traffic.

But the best was 10 minutes into the cycle, being called to ask if I’d put the seat up! Apparently the owner of the bike shop had seen me and thought I’d extended the seat which I hadn’t (I understand seat extension limits)!!!

On return, and reporting of the faults I felt the staff response was a little dismissive. Suggested (to my wife) I wasn’t peddling hard enough and that was why the chain was slipping! I’ve only been cycling for 45 ish years) and maintaining my own bike for 15 years... a shame when you try to blame the customer.

Also a shame as it’s been the only negative experience in New Zealand. A great place to visit.

I recommend you look elsewhere for a bike rental.
Written 23 April 2019
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Hi Topjock0 Thank you for taking the time to post a review and we are sorry that you found your bike and our subsequent response unsatisfactory. Unfortunately we were completely unaware of any concerns with your bike until you and your wife returned from your ride, clearly very very unhappy. Had we been aware, then we would have remedied this for you with minimal disruption to your ride. All of our customers are advised that should they encounter any issue with their bike to simply call us and we will rectify the situation - usually with either advice over the phone or with a very quick bike swap. Our bikes are all new or near new but being mechanical things ridden by a large variety of people, from time to time a mechanical issue or a puncture can occur in spite of our best endeavours. Being a large and busy store, we always have resources on hand to deal with the unexpected, and we know all the quick access points around the trails which enables us to meet you with a replacement bike with minimal disruption to your ride should this be necessary. However, if we do not know there is an issue, we can’t address it. So once again our apologies that you did not have the experience that you and we expected, and we trust that you enjoy the rest of your travels in NZ.
Written 25 April 2019
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Andy B
Winchester, UK40 contributions
Nov. 2018 • Couples
We hired bikes from Napier City bike hire and they couldn't have been more helpful. They got us on the road very quickly and gave us every confidence in both the bikes and 38 km route we were going to follow. The bikes (one standard, one electric) were of the highest quality.
Written 27 November 2018
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Tim H
Concord, CA80 contributions
Best outing on our cruise! Beauty everywhere. Great food and wine at the end of a lively ride.

Don’t miss this one!
Written 30 December 2019
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Steve W
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Excellent service and equipment
The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. The bikes were clean and in excellent condition. We hired them for
louisetanguay286
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Excellent shuttle service
We arranged a shuttle to collect us and our bikes from Clifton following biking there and doing the Cape Kidnappers
cgabrielle49
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Super days out on the trails!
Super service-great bikes-friendly and patient staff, reasonable rates. Perfect thing to do in Napier!
Lynmcx
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E-bike experience along the coast
First time on an e-bike for my mum and the staff were so helpful, they made sure we were well set up and confident
Lesley M
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Great way to visit a winery or see more of the bay
We hired a couple of pedal bikes for the day and had a great ride. Choosing the flat 24km ride out to Clearview Est
togs73
togs73
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E-bikes a winner
This was our second visit to Napier and using Napier City bikes. This time we hired 2 e-bikes for the day and were
Michael D
Michael D
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Cheap, reliable and excellent quality
Called in on the off chance on a quiet. Walked out less than 10 minutes later with 2 excellent bikes. Good tyre pre
LouLemon
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My day with Eve the Ebike
Arrived at the chick's hire shop to be met by the cheerful, friendly Tim. Swift intro to Eve, bike set up, map in
Greg T
Greg T
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On yer Bike
Great service, good comfy bike seat on our cruisers "Robbie" and "Rueben". Road from Marine Parade to Bay View, in
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Biking the coastal path in Napier
We rented bikes for a couple of hours and rode along the coastal path...the bikes were new condition and operation
konajoy08
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Quick, affordable and comfortable
A one hour bike ride along the oceanfront was perfect after driving 5 hours from Wellington. The bikes were tight a
Chris L
Chris L
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Great company & bikes
The best way to test a business is when something goes wrong. We got a puncture on an isolated trail on one of the
M1793URpatl
M1793URpatl
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Awesome!!
Amazing day! Napier has beautiful bike trails flat easy to follow. Biked to the wineries 16 km there and 16 km back
250sally
250sally
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Fantastic Organisation
I found the staff very helpful and understanding. It was very easy to get around Napier, the guidance and maps are
Warren W
Warren W
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Actual bike experts.
Super helpful. Good advice, very flexible scheduling. Excellent equipment, and they know their stuff. Enjoyed the b
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