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Welcome to Hawke's Bay Trails

Hawke's Bay, located on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, is known for its beautiful scenery, world class wine and numerous outdoor activities, including cycling. However the recent devastating storm 'Gabrielle' that hit the region, has caused significant damage to parts the cycle trails. Here's what you need to know if wanting to ride:

  • Please find the most current updated map below - check back regularly as things can change regularly
  • We've had to close temporarily some of sections, the most damaged sections that are in need of major long term repairs. DO NOT ride or walk these sections - this is for your safety and our contractors
  • The rest of the trails can be ridden or walked, however there maybe minor damage. Please use caution as we may not have been able to repair just yet, watch out for water scouring or detours
  • Check the individual Recommended Rides to learn more on what the current status of hazards are on the open sections to be aware of
  • The Water Ride out past the Airport to Onehunga Rd is an authentic Water Ride - this means the water tables are very high, and will have surface flooding after rain. Avoid for a few days, if its been raining
  • Thanks for your understanding - we appreciate you supporting our local business's as we recover from Gabrielle

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New Zealand cycling guru Jonathan Kennett describes the Hawke's Bay Trails as 'the closest you can get to a European cycling holiday without travelling to Europe'. The limesand trails are wide, smooth and mostly flat, perfect for enjoying the mini Mediterranean climate with some of the finest food and wine to be found anywhere in the world……the perfect indulgent experience!

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