Full-Day Wellington Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour

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Full-Day Wellington Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour
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Ride at your own pace by hiring an eBike on this full-day self-guided adventure of Wellington. (Optionally, extend your rental for two days and have it for your entire stay.) From the centrally located Waterfront to the quiet bays and panoramic lookouts, you’ll be enthralled from start to finish. These quality electric bikes are easy to use and suitable for any level of fitness. If you can ride a bike, you can ride an eBike. You will be provided with riding instructions, a helmet, a lock and a cycle map of the city, including top picks of places to stop on your ride.

You can ride the bays to take in the best view points or use your eBike as your transport between the Wellington must see attractions such as Weta Workshop, Zealandia Sanctuary, Te Papa Museum or the Wellington Cable Car located only 5-minutes away. Whether you're traveling solo, as a couple, or in a group, these top-quality electric bikes make your mode of transport an experience in itself.
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In Brief

Location:
Wellington, New Zealand
Country:
New Zealand
Duration:
2 days
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
All necessary equipment included
Excellent value for money
Great overview and orientation of the city
Instant Confirmation
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Pick up your electric bike at Shed One - Queens Wharf, Wellington Waterfront. It's a central location and only an 8 to 10-minute walk from Wellington's I-Site Information Center and just along the wharf from Te Papa Museum. You can pick up is your eBike from 8:30am and return it at any time before 5pm, or later by prior arrangement.

You will be provided with helmets and locks, there is also hi-vis gear available. The staff will take the time to show you the best routes to take on your Wellington cycle map including the best photo spots and places to stop for coffee, lunch or an ice-cream.  Let them know if you wish stop for a swim and they will mark the beaches on the map for you.

While you get set you up on your electric bike, you will be provided full instruction and a safety briefing. You will have time to get used to riding your bike in the large car free space before heading on your way. The eBikes are pedal-assist, which means you pedal them just like you do a regular bike except that the electric assist takes the strain out of the hills and headwinds. If you haven't tried them, you will be amazed at what they can do!

The most popular route starts on the easy shared paths along the Wellington Waterfront close to the buzzing city center, before using the on-road cycle ways toward Miramar peninsula. For those with a heightened sense of adventure, take regular road routes to special spots around Wellington and set the bike to full-power to cruise up to the best panoramic lookouts such as Mt Victoria.

Off-road riding can be experienced from Wellington by taking an early departure train or ferry after picking up the bike. Pencarrow Lighthouse is a popular destination accessed by the East by West Ferry that goes to Days Bay. Following the coast you take a dirt road toward a historic lighthouse that you can climb up to. You can look out across the harbour toward Wellington City. If you're lucky you will see seals and other wildlife. Please note that you need to lift bikes up and down steps on the ferry if you choose this option.

The Rimutaka Rail Trail can be explored by taking the bikes on a train then riding from Maymorn to Featherston, this is a world class track well away from the city. Pack your lunch, take your camera and ride the old railway line taking in the New Zealand forest and history. While waiting for the return train, you can check out Featherston's local stores and museums. You could even stay the night and explore the local wineries the next day. Let us know when you book if you're interested in this option and we'll provide you with the best bike and schedule for your adventure.

By exploring Wellington and the surrounding areas by electric bike, you can take in a lot in a short period of time. You'll feel good choosing an active way to get around while you're visiting and the hills in the city will be flattened by the electric assist.

Inclusions

  • Self-Guided bike tour
  • Use of bicycle, helmet and lock
  • Hi Vis available
  • Wellington City Cycle Map
  • Local taxes

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Queens Wharf, Wellington Waterfront (Beside Wellington Helicopters)

10min walk from iSite Information Center

Returns To

Bikes must be returned by 5pm.

If 2-day option is selected, bike can be returned to shop at the end of the day and picked up again in the morning, or bike can be stored at your accommodation. (Charger for bike provided).

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children (13 -17 Years) must be accompanied by an adult
  • Bike manufacturer has a weight limit of 330 lbs (150 kilograms)
  • Heights must be advised if less than 5 foot (152 centimeters)
  • Must be able to ride a regular bike
  • Passport / Local Drivers License and Credit Card must be presented as bond
  • Select a full-day or 2-day option
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 8 recent reviews

This was our first time riding an electric bike. It was fun, easy and effortless. We were given a map of a route that took us all around the bay. We stopped at the Chocolate Fish Café where it seemed a lot of bike riders end up for lunch. Our ride took us through the little coastal villages dotted with B and B's. This tour enabled us to get some much needed exercise along with enjoying the day on our own.
• Submitted 16 Jan 2019
Due my screw up pick wrong day I would be in town had to change date.Date change was no problem.Picked up bikes, Great enthusiastic staff.Supplied map , Setup and test ride.Made sure we were happy and point out routes and coffee shops On return checked we had no problems They care about the customer Thanks Gary
• Submitted 17 Dec 2018
Ignore the title as the company kindly allowed us to join a half day guided electric bike tour instead due to our restricted time in Wellington because of change in the cruise schedule. Thank you for being so accommodating Ryan! What can I say - superb!! Jimmy was our guide and he was brilliant. Fun guy, very helpful and knowledgeable. Took us around the shoreline of Wellington to the Chocolate Fish Cafe stopping at a few places to tell us about local history/activities etc. Then made the trip up to Mount Victoria for a great view of the city - and boy those bikes are great!! Despite doing spin classes I don't think I would have made it up without stopping if not on those bikes!!! Excellent guide, excellent tour, excellent bikes, beautiful place.
• Submitted 17 Apr 2018
Having booked these Electric Bikes really enhanced our day in Wellington. The city is charming and well worth exploring. With limited time, having been on a cruise, the self guided electric bike tour allowed us to see so much more than we might otherwise experienced. Highly recommend! Gentlemen that owned the bike company were so fun to work with. They let us know what was important to see, and where to go within Wellington to get the best view of the city.
• Submitted 09 Feb 2018
Renting the electric bikes was one of the best things we did on our visit to NZ! They were very easy to ride, even up to the top of Mt Victoria, and we really got to see the beautiful Wellington area in a short time. Definitely one of the memories we will have for a lifetime.
• Submitted 30 Jan 2018
Great place to ride bikes! The electric assisted bikes were great! Made it easy to ride up steep hills. Bikes were in great shape and staff was very helpful in suggesting riding routes.
• Submitted 23 Jan 2018
We hired two electric assisted bicycles whilist we stopped during our cruise.. The bikes were top quality and still had plenty of charge by the end of the day with over 44km travelled. The electric assist made it relatively easy to get up the hill to Mount Victoria lookout. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 13 May 2017
We used this as a way to see Wellington at our own speed and it did not disappoint. The guys at the bike rental were great with explaining the equipment and providing maps and tips of where to go and where to stop - they also provided tech support by text! Of course the electric assistance up the hills was great. We saw much of the Wellington waterfront and Weta studios.
• Submitted 28 Jan 2017

In Brief

Location:
Wellington, New Zealand
Country:
New Zealand
Duration:
2 days
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
All necessary equipment included
Excellent value for money
Great overview and orientation of the city
Instant Confirmation