Te Mata Peak is a hugely significant and deeply spiritual landmark with significant history here in the Hawke's Bay. The Mountain Bike Tour I will take you on will respect this history, and we will stay on marked biking trails. There does however need to be some advantage in going with a local guide who has ridden these trails over 1500 times. I will take you on some secret trails through the village that you won't find on any map, linking them together with Te Mata Peak Park for a seamless adrenaline filled mountain bike tour. From Urban to Wilderness, heading from Pipi Cafe in the Village, up to Te Mata Peak summit and back down again. We'll stop for stunning photos, because it can be hard to keep your eyes on the track with such jaw-dropping scenery so close to civilisation. The ride will of course be tailored to suit your ability and level of fitness. When we get back to the restaurant, I'll fire up the ovens and make you a pizza before I start my shift for the evening. $5 from every ride goes to te Mata peak trust [main photo credit my good friend Richard Brimer]
I bought my first mountain bike 10 years ago and it changed my life. It has proven to be the perfect way to blow off steam when not working with my wife in our busy restaurant and food truck business; Pipi Cafe. I regularly compete in mountain bike racing with Team Haha wines. Two years ago I raced in the inaugural Pioneer MTB 7 day stage race from Christchurch to Queenstown. Working in hospitality means I just love to meet new people and host them in the neighbourhood. I ride the peak 4 or 5 times a week in all weather, and I just adore to show people around up there.
Thin crust Pizza just let me know about any special dietary requirements
Reaching the Te Mata Peak summit by mountain bike is an experience you will never forget, dizzy with the height and short of breath, you will also be very excited in anticipation of the impending downhill. Our tour is half on a map and half off, so it's a unique adventure unlocked with local knowledge. As well as Te Mata Park, the ride also incorporates the historic Hikanui Pa remnants on the outskirts of Havelock North.
最多可供4位年滿18歲的旅人參加。 Mountian biking experience preferable but not essential.
If you don't have your mountain bike with you can easily hire one along with a helmet just let me know and I will organise. The peak is probably a bit full on for beginner riders.
Mountain Bike Te Mata Peak