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Sunset on the Water Trail
Tour Location
Country:
New Zealand
Tour Information
Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
5 hours
Level:
Easy
Bike Options:
Bike included, Bike hire available
Tour Language:
English
Tour Type:
Family, Groups
Cost From:
NZD 125
Tour Distance & Dates
Distance:
16 Km
Month(s):
Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec
Tour Operator:
Takaro Trails Cycle Tours
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Sunset on the Water Trail

Group guided tour

5 Hours Easy 16 Km

Your sunset cycling adventure starts at the Takaro Trails base in the historic port village of Ahuriri, Napier. You will be set up on your comfortable, hybrid style bike and be given a safety briefing by your guide before cycling the short distance to the National Tobacco Building, one of New Zealand’s most photographed buildings with its distinctive Art Deco style. This building is now home to the Tony Bish Urban Winery and we make a visit to sample his excellent Chardonnay and learn about his unique ‘Golden Egg’ wine making process.

Joining the cycle trail we make our way past fishing boats and old port warehouses to the Ahuriri Estuary. The trail then meanders for approx.. 10kms through this low-lying wetlands area, home to many species of wading birds and other wildlife. As we make our way it is sobering to reflect that prior to the 1931 earthquake this area was all a vast tidal inlet before the land lifted 1.8m in the mighty shake. Leaving the estuary behind we continue a further 5kms through sheep farming country before looping back around to complete our circuit back to Ahuriri.

Our tour ends with a well-deserved drink on the deck of a waterside bar where we can enjoy views of the sun setting over the water before returning to Takaro Trails.
Booking Conditions
Minimum of 4 people to operate
Inclusions
Bike, helmet and pannier hire, water bottle, wine tasting at the Tony Bish Urban Winery, services of a guide throughout and one glass of wine, beer or soft drink. Complimentary pick up / drop off at Napier accommodation available on request.
Exclusions
E-bike upgrade
Options
Children from $85
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