Gisborne City - Wainui Beach Return
23km / 1.5-2.5 hours
Paved cyclepaths and roads
Taking in the beautiful beachfront cycle and walk way, the heritage sites along Kaiti beach and a smooth ride out to Wainui Beach along the Oneroa Cyclepath, this ride is a great way to see the sights of Gisborne in just a few hours.
Poverty Bay Flats
Distance -Depends on Winerys Visited
Gisborne is one of NZ's Leading wine destinations. Take a day or two to sample all there is to offer by bike. Work up an appetite for a delicious lunch and a drink with some gentle riding on the Poverty Bay flats. Throw in heaps of sunshine, a lush landscape and a few more stops and you will be pedal powering your way to wine happiness.
Riverside Road - Matokitoki Valley Rd
18-25km / 1.5-2.5 hours
Sealed & gravel road with some offroad
A diverse mix of quiet sealed roads, a solid gravel road climb and a short, steep descent on a pretty track.
From town, ride Stafford St onto Riverside Rd, which is hilly but sealed. Turn left onto the gravel of Cave Rd, go through the gate and keep climbing on the 4wd track before a the descent onto Matokitoki Valley Rd where the seal resumes. As you get back to town, turn left onto Valley Rd.
For a longer ride, before turning off Cave Rd, take an out and back to the end of Riverside Rd, with a possible stop at Longbush Nature Reserve on the way.
Rere Falls Trail
103km / 1–3 days
This trail is a richly rewarding cycle link from the Motu Trails in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, through to the sunny city of Gisborne.
Meandering along mostly quiet country roads, the trail undulates through hill country to the fertile flats of Tairāwhiti. Highlights include Eastwoodhill Arboretum, stunning Rere Falls and Rere Rockslide, and the wineries around Gisborne.