Foodie adventures on the move

Pedal power is one sure way to work up an appetite! And thankfully there are plenty of great cycle trails and excellent places to refuel around the Bay of Plenty. Our region has an ever-expanding network of epic places to ride your bike and there are trails suitable for every skill level, ranging from an easy family cruise to adrenaline-fuelled mountain biking across spectacular terrain. So strap on your helmet, grab you bike and cycle your way to your next meal.

DINE The Whipped Baker

KOPURERERUA VALLEY

Pedal through the captivating Kopurererua Valley trail, Australasia’s largest wetland. It’s a 6-kilometre cycling paradise featuring scenic landscapes, rich history, and natural wonders. Take a break at The Historic Village, home to The Whipped Baker's famous doughnuts, and immerse yourself in an unforgettable journey discovery as you explore this vibrant creative hub.

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PĀPĀMOĀ TO PAENGAROA CYCLEWAY

This 20-kilometres (one way) route travels alongside the Tauranga Eastern Link highway and Te Puke Highway and offers scenic views across the river, wetlands and surrounding countryside. Admire the stunning pouwhenua at the Kaituna River Bridge crossing and finish with coffee or brunch at The Trading Post - Osteria Italiana in Paengaroa. This charming bistro serves up an all-day menu of casual Italian and Mediterranean cuisine showcasing local ingredients.

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ŌHOPE HARBOURSIDE TRAIL

Enjoy a relaxing ride along this flat 3-kilometre trail which runs along the shoreline of Ōhiwa Harbour. It begins at Waterways Drive and heads east towards the wharf at Port Ōhope. There’s a playground and toilet facilities along the way, and you can enjoy a feast of fish and chips at Fisherman’s Wharf café when you reach the end. Or if you don’t fancy greasy fingers, they have a full dine-in menu as well. Relax and take in the harbour views and fresh air.

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ŌMOKOROA TO WAIROA BRIDGE CYCLEWAY

You’re bound to work up a thirst cycling this track which follows the Te Puna estuary to the stunning seaside peninsula of Ōmokoroa’s. Te Puna’s legendary Cider Factorie is an ideal place to stop off enroute. Sample a tasting paddle of four different ciders and order a snack from their delicious menu. You can rent an e-bike from Te Ara Tourism which offers guided cultural and heritage tours around this area. Learn about the inherent connection Māori have to the natural world while cycling this beautiful part of the country.

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WAIHĪ BEACH TO BOWENTOWN

Get the best of both worlds with this popular 12-kilometre coastal trail, which travels the length of Waihī Beach and Bowentown, with optional sidetracks that include the Athenree Estuary.

There are plenty of places you can stop along the way, one of our top picks is Flatwhite café which sits right on the beach! Their huge all-day menu will delight everyone’s palates, from the freshest seafood, killer tacos, and amazing coffee for those after a caffeine stop!

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