Who is this tour suited to?
It's time to escape the crowds and get out in the fresh air for a nice relaxing cycle while checking out some amazing coastline and vistas! If you have a couple of hours to spare and love exploring while getting active and seeing some incredible views, then jump on one of our brand new Scott Pedal assist Electric mountain bikes and it may just be the highlight of your trip! Experience the enjoyment of mountain biking with out the sweat!
Join us for a relaxing laid back coastal tour. Soak in the views while pedaling along panoramic coastal roads and picturesque farmland overlooking Akaroa Marine reserve. This tour provides continuous uninterrupted views of the magnificent harbor and the further you go the better the views get!
This tour requires basic fitness level and will leave you grinning from ear to ear! Free shuttle available for cruise ship passengers
Our ebikes are easy to ride, top of the line and give you as much or as little assistance as you need along your journey, so you can ride further, faster & higher, see more stunning sights, and have more fun! The route has varied gentle terrain, mostly on sealed roads for your comfort and enjoyment and we are next to the ocean the whole way. We have the opportunity to pop into a vineyard along the route, here you have the option to have a break and grab a coffee or jump back on the bikes to climb to the lookout view point for photo opportunities if you have the energy- the choice is yours! So what are you waiting for -Lets ride!
-Uninterrupted breath taking views of Akaroa harbor and marine reserve.
-Cycle past the historic volcanic Onawe peninsula which is the location of an original Maori Pa!
-Cycle past the rainbow lava formations, indigenous birdlife and native forests along pristine coastline
-Enjoy vistas of volcanic landscapes, local Vineyards, colourful boatsheds and picturesque farmland while looking down over the turquoise waters of Akaroa Harbour.
-Experience riding the latest technology Scott Electric Mountain bikes.
Total Distance: 21.6km including optional climb to lookout!
Total Distance with out Look out climb 15.6 kms.
3.5 kms around volcanic peninsula on quiet gravel roads
0,7kms of sealed main roads sharing with other road users to link back to coastal road.
3kms of panoramic coastal road and rolling meadows takes us to a local vineyard with the option of stopping for a break.
1km of flat sealed road takes us to the base of our summit climb for those who want to challenge themselves and pedal up to the look out. ( you can always turn back and go back down if it's too much!)
300m to the top! Here we can unleash a photo taking frenzy!
After the summit we experience some delicious down hill descent and head back to base picking up those that decided to stop for a coffee at the vineyard on the way! We will take it at a leisurely pace with more opportunities for photo and drinks stops before the tour comes to and end .
Why Choose A Guided Tour?
With options for all abilities, our tours offer an exceptional biking experience in a relaxed setting where you control the pace. We aim to give you a truly memorable day of riding, packed with varied terrain and unforgettable scenery.
Our friendly guides are here to help, offering instruction and local knowledge along the way, also we are here for your safety. We carry first aid kits, repair kits, emergency communication equipment and hold first aid and wilderness first responder certificates..Private tours available upon request- Let us take you on a ride to remember!
Please note: If our tour times do not suit your schedule we can customise tour times upon request. Riding times are approximate and depend on the participants fitness levels and riding speed on the day.
Please note tours operate:
OCTOBER - MARCH DAILY 1:30pm
APRIL, MAY, SEPTEMBER, 3:45PM DAILY
JUNE, JULY, AUGUST CLOSED