Electric Bays Tour - Guided Electric Bike Tour in Wellington (3-4 hours)

From NZD NZ$129.00
  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Wellington
  • Product code: P6WMVK

Duration: 3-4 hrs

Distance: approximately 25km

Start Time: 10:00am, afternoon departure available upon request.

The hills around Wellington offer a spectacular backdrop for a cycling tour and you don’t need to worry about biking uphill! Our Electric Bays Tour makes riding a breeze, so you can concentrate on admiring the scenery.

Wellington is surrounded by beautiful hills and a stunning harbour. Our eBike Guided Tour introduces you to Wellington and shows off many of its natural gems. Our modern electric bikes take the hard work out of the hills and any wind along the way. Throughout a 25km ride, your local guide will share insights into Wellington's vibrant city and rich culture.

Meet your guide at our store on Queens Wharf in central Wellington in time for a 10:00am departure. After listening to the safety briefing, learn how to operate your electric bike, and enjoy time to practice in a car-free space before heading out.

Once you’re comfortable, saddle up for a fun bike tour of Wellington's bays and follow your guide along the Wellington Waterfront. Glide along the seafront, passing the lively harbour and the beaches of Oriental Bay - filled with swimmers and sun-bathers in the summer. 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 before looping back towards the city.

Finally, set the bikes to 'turbo' to climb up to the lookout point for an unforgettable view over Wellington, the Miramar Peninsula, and the ocean harbour entrance.

The tour is light hearted and fun. We've been running these tours for nearly seven years and they are consistently one of the top rated tour on Trip Advisor in Wellington. 

We use modern Bosch and Shimano 'pedal assist' electric bikes - you pedal and the bikes smoothly 'amplify' your own effort up to 275% (our bikes are not throttle activated). You can choose the level of assistance that suits you - strong riders only use the assistance sometimes and occasional riders keep the power level up high! This means that the group is able to mostly ride at the same speed. The bikes have more than enough battery to ride the whole way on full power.

Your tour ends by 2:00pm (if 10:00am departure time) back at Switched on Bikes in Central Wellington.

Arriving by Cruise Ship

Our tours are very popular with cruise ship passengers who are a little active and like the outdoors!  If you're arriving by cruise ship into Wellington it's easy to get to our shop:

Please take the free port operated shuttle bus into the city and get off at Shuttle Stop #1 at Brandon Street. From there walk down Brandon St to the Wellington Waterfront. Turn right and follow the waters edge until you see our signs - we're right beside Dockside Restaurant and Fergs Kayaks. You can find a map under 'Contact' on our website or just put Switched on Bikes into Google Maps - we're about a 6 min walk from the shuttle stop.

*Riders must be 145cm tall (4'8). Riders of this height will just be able to touch their toes to the ground

*Minimum age 13 years, must be accompanied by an adult if under 18.
*For pricing purposes, 'Teenage' is 13 - 17 years old and accompanied by an adult.
*Don't need to be an expert, but must be comfortable riding a bike.
*This route uses shared paths, on-road cycle ways and regular roads.
*A moderate level of fitness is recommended.
*This tour requires a minimum of two people to operate - we'll get in contact prior if we don't reach 2 riders.
*For group bookings of 20 or more people, please contact us directly on info@switchedonbikes.co.nz.
*Afternoon departures are available upon request, please contact us directly on info@switchedonbikes.co.nz.

Book with confidence
If the weather isn't good enough for riding, we'll provide a full refund.
If you change your travel plans and let us know up to 24 hours prior to the tour, we'll provide a full refund.
If your ship / plane / bus is delayed and you let us know anytime before departure - we'll provide a full refund.

Questions about booking
Flick us an email on info@switchedonbikes.co.nz or call +64 (4) 473 1080.