The ride to Mapua today begins by retracing the route from Kaiteriteri around the coast to Riwaka (8 km).Views today are mountains to the sea & this is orchard country, including apples, pears, nashi, grapes, citrus & cherries. At Motueka, the trail follows the edge of the waterfront through an older, sleepy part of the town where home gardens merge with the beachfront. Views across Tasman Bay & back to the Abel Tasman are a stunning feature of the day. Cyclists can visit three breweries & great cafes along the trail. Arriving at Mapua, the old wharf is a popular destination, with casual fine dining venues, a brewery & smoked fish, galleries & boutique stores.
Accommodation tonight is at an elegant lodge located in hills near Mapua & your guide will be your host at a final dinner on the Mapua Wharf. Dinner included.