The fastest and most fun way to get to the top of the crater! Jump on a brand new latest model Scott Ebike and cycle the Lava Loop! From sea to summit with uninterrupted views over the crystal blue waters of the pacific ocean we ride. This is one special experience you don't want to miss! Treat yourself to this rewarding, energetic yet soulful experience and bring out the inner adventurer in you.
Who is this suitable for?
This is a must do for those who like to get active while exploring new places! If you have a spare 2.5 hours up your sleeve to join us on a premium guided electric mountain bike tour, it may just be be one of the highlights of your trip!
Our popular Lava Loop is perfect for those who desire a bit of a challenge. If you can ride a conventional bike and have a moderate level of fitness this trip is for you. You will be amazed as you cruise up terrain you wouldn't dream of on a conventional bike, with our powerful pedal assist Scott Bosch systems Ebiking is making the impossible... now possible!.
Great for couples, families and friends. This tour includes mixed terrain, some steep assents and descents, sealed and gravel roads throughout.
Warning- Electric Mountain biking is very addictive, we ride FURTHER, FASTER HIGHER with out the sweat! Once is never enough!
Free shuttle available for cruise ship passengers..
Your knowledgeable guide will point our places of interest and stop for photo opportunities on route as you cycle to the top of the crater!
The views along the way truly are special and you will feel like you are pedaling in a real life postcard.
Get some great exercise! If you begin to get tired, turn on your turbo mode!
Enjoy some off road action as we enjoy a delicious decent following deserted gravel farm roads over looking the harbour.
Total Distance: 20km. Moderate level of fitness required. Must be confident riding on gravel roads.
4ms of gravel flat roads through pine forest following the historical and beautiful peninsula takes us the start of our assent.
9km of gentle to moderate climbing with amazing views across the banks peninsula and uninterrupted views of Akaroa harbor and the pacific ocean brings us to the summit! Photo time!
7.3kms of delicious off road descent, time to engage our front suspension! Traverse down through quiet farm tracks, native forest, rolling meadows and stunning local farmland back to sea level.
1.5 kms of flat ocean side riding brings us back to the start of the route.
Why Choose A Guided Tour?
Our brand new Ebikes offer the luxury of pedal assistance however you will still be required to put in some effort as we will be gaining some glorious elevation, don't worry...the view at the top will be well worth it, so bring your camera ! We will be taking intermittent rests which gives everyone a chance to regroup and soak in those stunning views. Our powerful Ebikes have multiple riding modes which lets everyone stay together despite different levels of ability so don't worry about falling behind. Don't forget our motto.. FURTHER, FASTER AND HIGHER!
Our Guides all have first aid/wilderness first responder training to ensure your safety. Our guides are always in radio contact with our base, they carry first aid supplies, repair kits, emergency communication devices so you don't have to worry about a thing. They also love taking photos for everyone!
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.
October-April Daily Tours @ 1:30pm
April, May, September Tours operate 3:45pm daily only
June, July, August Closed