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Full-Day Wellington Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour

  • Full-Day Wellington self-guided electric bike tour
  • Zip around Wellington on an easy-to-ride electric bike
  • Cycle to attractions such as the Weta Workshop, Te Papa Museum, or Pencarrow Lighthouse
Full-Day Wellington Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour
From US$52.26
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Full Day HireMost Popular
Hire an electric bicycle for a whole day. It'll be your activity & transport.
From US$52.26
Two Day Hire
Keep your Switched on Bike for your whole visit. It'll be your activity & transport. Return to us at the end of each day or take a charger & store it at your accommodation- most have bike storage.
From US$83.61
Make easy work of Wellington’s hills and devise your own itinerary on this self-guided electric bike tour. Opt for a 1 or 2-day bike rental and zip between sights like the Weta Workshop, Te Papa Museum, or Zealandia Sanctuary; glide along the Wellington Waterfront; or escape the city to cycle the Rimutaka Rail Trail or take in the views from Mt Victoria.
What to Expect

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.

Reviews (19)
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 7 October 2018
Wellington Day on an E-Bike

These guys were great to work with. They gave me all kinds of information on places I could bike to and showed me on the map all of the great routes! I highly recommend them. It's a great way to see Wellington and the surrounding...More

Thank krickels
Reviewed 11 July 2018
Best Day Out

Excellent Customer service, the guys gave us a run how to use the bikes, we signed up (very simple process) and we were off! 35kms later we returned exhausted,exhilarated and were on top of the world (actually we rode up Mt Vic) the best day...More

Thank 790Tonia
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile
Give it a go

Seeing Wellington on an e-bike is definitely the way to go. Beautiful ride around the bay, great coffee shops to stop at and fear not those hills .... the e-bike makes it easy for even those who are not at their peak of fitness.

Thank Lambybutler
Reviewed 18 June 2018
Great fun, brilliant route and fun guide

My brother chose this tour and we were looking forward to it as we are both avid cyclists. The route was stunning and interesting. the guide was knowledgeable about the city and entertaining. The bikes were great and helped with the one uphill section. All...More

Thank BigMike919
Reviewed 18 June 2018
Took the bikes on the ferry to Eastbourne and went up to Baring Head

Had a fantastic time - the bikes are amazing. Beautiful day going out, and when the wind came up going home we just switched on the power and flew back to the ferry.

Thank 492wellington
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28 July 2018|
Response from Voltron66 |
Are seats or buggys for little kids available?