Cycling just for the fun of it

September 8, 2009

A couple of Hawkes Bay women aren’t letting the recession put them off, nor are they waiting for the cycle trail. 

Jenny Ryan and Christine Gavegan are launching their own business offering self-guided cycling tours with itineraries which include a day mountain biking on cross country trails and three or five-day tours of farmland, vineyards and villages.

For biking enthusiast Jenny Ryan it’s a refreshing and invigorating way to holiday, perfect for experienced cyclists or first-timers keen to explore the unique diversity of Hawke’s Bay by bike.

“When I was on a cycle tour in Provence a few years back I realised Hawke’s Bay is the ‘Provence of New Zealand’ with its climate, gorgeous countryside and gourmet produce,” says Jenny.

“What could be better than being outside in a beautiful place on a bike with fabulous food and wine to savour along the way!”

Just over a month ago we enjoyed a walking tour in Italy which offered similar attractions –  wonderful scenery, delicious food and delightful wine.

The Central Otago Rail Trail is successful because it too has the winning combination of exercise in stunning landscapes with good food and wine to replenish the energy expended.

If it works in Europe and Central, it ought to work in Hawkes Bay.

Takaro Trails will be launched at Labour Weekend. Takaro means play and the business catch line is just for the fun of it.

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