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Address: 38 Tizzards Road | Robinsons Bay, Akaroa 7581, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-304 8946
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The only Honda Goldwing & Sidecar Tours in New Zealand. A unique way to...

The only Honda Goldwing & Sidecar Tours in New Zealand. A unique way to see the scenic highlights of Akaroa. If you love to have expeiences out of the ordinary take a tour with us. Tours range from a half hour to several hours. From a half hour tour of Akaroa highlights with views across the harbour and town to the longer Summit Rd tours with views to the outer bays and on clear days to the Southern Alps and Kaikoura Ranges, experience the changing scents of being driven through native bush and pine forest out into wide open spaces with spectacular views. Plenty of photo stops. Book online or contact by email to ensure your tour.

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We had read about "A Classic Ride" on the Internet before travelling to NZ. We hadn't gotten around to booking, but were fortunate to meet Richard as we arrived in Akaroa. One... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 April 2016
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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We had read about "A Classic Ride" on the Internet before travelling to NZ. We hadn't gotten around to booking, but were fortunate to meet Richard as we arrived in Akaroa. One adult sits on the rear of the bike and the sidecar fitted an adult and our 10 year old son. We booked in for a tour and it... More 

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tevoleus, Owner at A Classic Ride, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking time to review A Classic Ride. So glad you enjoyed your tour. More 

Mansfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

We booked our ride before we travelled which I'm pleased we did as we might not of done it otherwise because of the weather condition when we arrived. We arrived on Moday 29th February on the RCI Radiance of the Seas it was very choppy on the tender , cold , windy and with rain showers. We met Richard at... More 

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tevoleus, Owner at A Classic Ride, responded to this review

Thank you for pre-booking and for taking time to write the review. We are pleased you enjoyed your tour despite the less than perfect weather for it. If it is really bad we don't go up the top but as you saw it can still be great even if it's a bit damp. More 

Tauranga
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

We had this ride booked as a shore activity off the Pacific Pearl. It was booked independantly in advance of the trip. Wow !!! we had an hour travelling up into the hills and taking in spectacular scenery. The pillion seat and side car proved very comfortable and safe. So can highly recommend it as an activity. Thankyou Richard our... More 

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Really glad you enjoyed your tour Denise & excellent idea pre-booking. Thanks for taking time to review. More 

Harbor Springs MI, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

My husband and I were cruising on the Celebrity Solstice and had a port stop in Akaroa - Akaroa is a very small village so we decided to take a trip with Richard. We did a 3 hour tour of the area - great fun with beautiful views. Very comfortable in either the sidecar or behind Richard - highly recommend... More 

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tevoleus, Manager at A Classic Ride, responded to this review

Thanks very much for reviewing your tour with us. Really pleased you enjoyed it all & found it comfortable. More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

We highly recommend this experience. Richard picked us up from our B and B and gave us a fab tour of Akaroa. We travelled up side roads and through pine forest to a stunning vantage spot, then down to the marae on the edge of the harbour. My mother hadn't been in a sidecar for many decades and loved the... More 

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tevoleus, Owner at A Classic Ride, responded to this review

Jeanie thanks very much for your review. Richard loved taking you & your Mum for the tour. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Recently stopped in Akaroa on board the Golden Princess and decided to take a tour with Richard. Awesome ride through Akaroa and saw some interesting places. Saw the lighthouse, Meeting house, views of the harbour from the high areas

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Thanks very much for taking time to review A Classic Ride. We are glad you enjoyed your tour of Akaroa & Onuku. More 

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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

My husband & I were on a cruise that stopped into Akaroa, NZ. We booked a ride with Richard on his motorcycle with sidecar. Such a great time! We enjoyed awesome weather, great views and sights we'd never have seen any other way. Richard shared his knowledge of the area flora & fauna, history and topography. Loved his tidbits of... More 

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tevoleus, Manager at A Classic Ride, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking time to review A Classic Ride. Glad you enjoyed our wee piece of paradise. More 

leeds
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

An enjoyable way to explore Akaroa. It's a beautiful small village with some of the best views from high up. Richard, who is a lovely man, took us up there for some perfect photo opportunities and also helped us see all the main tourist attractions. Well worth doing.

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Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your tour. More 

Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

We were on a cruise in December, and Akaroa was one of our stops. We took a one hour ride with the Classic Ride Honda with a side car, which was an experience for itself. Richard, the driver, was a very nice man and took us for a breathtaking view ride on the mountains with amazing view of the lake... More 

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tevoleus, Manager at A Classic Ride, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your tour of Akaroa & the harbour. Thanks very much for taking time to write a review. Much appreciated. More 

Palm City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

Akaroa is a quaint port with not a lot to do so we opted for an adventure somewhat out-of-the-box so booked a ride with Richard. He has a 1996 Honda Gold Wing with side-car which turned out to be a really enjoyable experience. Richard rode us thru the village explaining about the area and then we road along the coast... More 

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Thanks for taking time to review A Classic Ride. Glad you had fun! More 

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