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Wellington Bike tours

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Wellington: 3-4 hr Guided Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike

1. Wellington: 3-4 hr Guided Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike

Get to know Wellington like a local on this electric bike tour. Your guide will take you off the beaten path and show you the best places to snack and shop. Glide along the beach and enjoy panoramic views from a lookout point. Meet your guide at Queens Wharf in Central Wellington for a morning departure. After listening to the safety briefing, learn how to operate your electric bike and enjoy time practicing in a safe area before heading out. Once you’re feeling comfortable, saddle up for a fun bike tour of Wellington, and follow your guide along the Wellington Waterfront. Glide along the seafront, passing the lively port and harbor, and the beaches of Oriental Bay. Continue along the Miramar Peninsula and leave the bustle of the city behind as you cycle along the scenic coast. Pause along the way at a local café, where you’ll have the chance to enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee, and purchase sandwiches and cakes at your own expense. Afterward, loop back towards the city. Finally, climb up to the lookout point for an unforgettable view over Wellington, the Miramar Peninsula, and the ocean. Your tour ends in the early afternoon back in central Wellington. The route is approximately 25 km (15 mile). The tour usually takes 3 - 3.5 hours, but leave 4 hours for this activity in case of any delays along the route.

Wellington: Electric Bike Hire

2. Wellington: Electric Bike Hire

Ride at your own pace by hiring an e-bike to explore Wellington city and the surrounding bays. These high-quality electric bikes are easy to use and suitable for any level of fitness. Ride the bays to take in the best viewpoints or use your e-bike as your transport between the must-see attractions of Wellington such as the 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. The local partner can recommend a great day route that takes you from their store on the Wellington Waterfront, around the bays to the Miramar Peninsula and back via a lookout of the harbor entrance and the Mount Victoria lookout.

Wellington: Remutaka Rail Trail Cycle Tour

3. Wellington: Remutaka Rail Trail Cycle Tour

Ride through the Remutaka Mountains and discover the history of the railway on this cycle tour from Wellington. Get picked up at your accommodation in Wellington. Drive to Kaitoke for an easier ride (18-28 km) or go up to Maymorn for a more challenging tour (25-35 km). Ride up a gradual incline and admire the natural scenery. Turn on the provided headlights and pass through the rail tunnels and across bridges. Stop at the information boards to learn about the rich history of railway construction in the area. Enjoy a picnic or cold drink at the summit. Feel the wind in your hair on your controlled descent down the mountain and take in views of the scenic farmland around Cross Creek. Take a shuttle back to your hotel from Cross Creek or catch it 10 km down the road at Featherston for a longer ride.

Wellington: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

4. Wellington: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

Meet your guide on Queens Wharf in central Wellington in time for a 10:30 AM departure. After listening to the safety briefing, enjoy some time to practice riding on your electric bike in a car-free space before heading out.  The tour focuses on six city-shaping people and you’ll be introduced to key some Wellington landmarks including the New Zealand Parliament, Wellington Stadium, Te Papa Museum, Cuba St, Oriental Bay, Wellington Railway Station, and the historic Wellington Waterfront. Learn about key figures who helped shaped Wellington into the city it is today. Enjoy a relaxed pace, with plenty of time for photos and questions along the way.

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What people are saying about Wellington

Top eBikes. If you come by ship, get off at the first shuttle. Then just a few minutes walk to the bike rental

Great tour. Really good fun. Lots of interesting facts and stories. Nice ride around the coast of Wellington.

Great info and assistance from operator. Really good bikes and a great ride around the Wellington Bay Area.

What an experience! A must for anyone looking to explore Wellington's coast.