Waterways to Wineries - perfect cruise ship passengers option
- Duration: 6 Hours
- Location: Napier
Come and explore the beautiful Napier waterfront. Self-guided, including transport, this is the perfect cycle tour to explore the historic Ahuriri and nearby wetlands before arriving to some stunning wineries. The riding is all flat and easy, you can take 16km or 30km route and visit up to 3 wineries.
Starting just across the road from our shop, you will ride along the coastal trail to the historic area of Ahuriri. Here you can visit one of the many cafes, bars and restaurants. Choose to continue the longer way along a stunning coast to visit Crab Farm winery and reconnect to the shorter route in the protected wetlands that are home to a number of bird species. And from there it's just a short ride until you reach Mission Estate Winery and Church Road Winery. Enjoy wine tasting and lunch here before the shuttle bus arrives to transport you back to Napier.
Crab Farm Winery (open Thu-Sun, restaurant and cellar door, booking recommended)
Mission Estate (open Mon-Sun, restaurant and cellar door, booking recommended)
Church Road (open Thu-Mon, restaurant and cellar door, booking recommended)
If you wish to have lunch at one of the wineries, we recommend making a booking as they are very popular (essential on weekends). Please get in touch with us if you would like help planning times.
Cruise ship passengers:
Start time is indicative only, bikes will be ready for you at the store opening time, which on a cruise ship day is as early as the ship arrival. Return shuttle will be advised on the day to suit your departure time. We'll make sure you will be back comfortably on time.
Start time is indicative only, bikes will be ready for you at the store opening time. Departure from our shop is at your leisure, we
recommend to leave between 9.30-11.00 AM. For a shorter 16km route allow 1.5 hours of relaxed riding, for the 30km option allow 2.5-3 hours
Return pick up time is at 3pm from Church Road winery
$90 per person for an electric bike
$55 per person for standard bike, children (up to 16 yrs) $45
Price includes bike hire, helmet, bag, lock, maps and instructions, mechanical assistance for a hassle free ride and return transport.
Wine tasting is not included.