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The Hawke’s Bay Trail

February 2nd, 2012

Photo credit: New Zealand/Chris McLennan

If you’re looking for an adventurous vacation with lots of exploring but don’t really want to chart the undisturbed rainforests of Costa Rica aren’t aren’t up for discovering hidden cafes in the heart of Paris, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand offers an easy alternative – exploration and sight seeing all rolled into one!

The Hawke’s Bay Trails are quickly becoming known as the best place to “coast” when it comes to cycling. Whatever your fancy – from competitive cyclists to leisure lovers, the choice is yours.

What kind of adventures are in store? Here’s a few suggestions you might want to follow…

Water Ride Flat, easy, perfect for families, start at Napier’s Bay on Westhore and work your way along to the seaside village of Ahuriri for a quick stop off at one of their wonderful cafes, shops or bars, before heading to Marine Parade for magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean

Landscapes Explore the costal communities of Haumoana, Te Awanga and Clifton, which boarder the iconic Cape Kidnappers.

Wineries Ride Cover the wine-growing areas of Bridge Pa Triangle and Gimblett Gravels, where terrain is flat and dotted with numerous award-wining wineries with plenty of places to stop and enjoy the view along the way.

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