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Welcome to Hawke's Bay Trails Great Ride


Hawke’s Bay Trails are part of Ngā Herenga’s 23 Great Rides of New Zealand and one of the most popular. It’s known for its beautiful scenery, relaxed cycling, world-class wine, great hospitality, rich cultural history and numerous outdoor activities. Hawke's Bay is located on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island. 

UPDATE: In February 2023 Cyclone Gabrielle hit the region, which caused damage to parts of the cycle trails. Here's what you need to know when coming to ride:

  • Please find the most current updated map below
  • 90% or 160km of the network is open and riding great!
  • 10% of the most damaged sections are temporarily closed
  • The closed section is part of the Puketapu Loop, from Waiohiki Marae side to Vicarage Rd, Puketapu. DO NOT ride or walk this section - this is for your safety and our contractors
  • Check the individual Recommended Rides on our website to learn more about the current status or our Facebook page for updates on maintenance work
  • Thanks for supporting our local community

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New Zealand cycling guru Jonathan Kennett describes the Hawke's Bay Trails Great Ride of New Zealand, 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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