Cycling the Hawkes Bay Trails
After our road trip down to the Wairarapa to do the Rimutaka Cycle trail we based ourselves in Clive for a few days to do some cycling and walking. The cycle trails around Hastings and Napier are fanastic with many of the rivers having trails along the stop banks on boths sides of the river. Check Hawke's Bay Trails for more information. We also walked out to Cape Kidnappers/Black Reef to view the Gannet colony but struggled with the timing of the tides so had to make do with the colony at Black Reef. Over 4 days riding we managed to clock up 125km of cycle trails, the last two with some friends from the UK. On our last day we rode part of the Wine Trail visiting a few wineyards to sample their fine product which was a great way to complete our stay in Clive.
Purple lines indicated trails cycled and the yellow line indicates route taken to Black Reef to view gannets.