The Easy Rider
We love riding on along Auckland’s waterfront – the views are fantastic, there are some great cycleways and it’s nice and flat (compared to the rest of our hilly city!). It’s a fantastic place to start discovering Auckland. Aucklanders live their lives next to, and out on, the water (we’re the “City of Sails” after all!). And the waterfront has always played an important part of Auckland’s history. As the name of this fun and informative electric bike tour suggests, we’ve designed it to be easy and breezy. It’s suitable for all abilities, but if you haven’t ridden for a while, or perhaps feel a little nervous riding in a city, it’s a particularly great option for you!
Departs: 10 am from our base at Pullman Auckland Hotel, 2 Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland city centre
Duration: 2.5 hours
Distance: around 16km (so, between 1 to 1.25 hours’ easy riding time – all electric powered!)
Price: NZ$105 per person. Minimum age 14 years old (teenagers of 14-15 years old must be accompanied by an adult).
Tour size: Small groups of up to 4 riders, plus your friendly guide.
“We did a lot of tours in Auckland and New Zealand but this is my favorite!”
“Had a great time! Saw a lot, got terrific pictures, and had an expert guide.”
“We had a great time cycling around Auckland. The bikes were very fun and easy to ride.”
“The tour was a great way to get a feel for Auckland and to get your bearings geographically.”
What you’ll see:
We’ve designed this tour to showcase Auckland’s amazing waterfront. The majority of the ride is on the flat, on dedicated cycleways – so it’s a great option for riders who are looking for an easy ride!
On this electric bike guided tour with Power to the Pedal, we’ll show you the best of Auckland’s waterfront. After a short ride down from our base at the Pullman Auckland Hotel, we’ll ride along Tamaki Drive – a favourite destination for locals and for visitors. We’ll be heading all the way to the historic suburb of Mission Bay. There’s plenty of lovely beaches and plenty of great cafes on Tamaki Drive – perfect for our coffee stop before we return to the city centre. As we reach the Central Business District, we’ll check out the neon artwork on Queens Wharf and ride through the buzzy waterfront neighbourhoods of the Viaduct and Wynyard Quarter. There you’ll learn how the prestigious America’s Cup – which Team New Zealand will defend again in Auckland in 2021 – has influenced the development of our waterfront over the last couple of decades. Next, you’ll ride to Auckland’s Harbour Bridge and experience the largest marina in the Southern Hemisphere – Westhaven. Classic views of the city looking back through the thousands of yacht masts, and lovely boardwalk to cycle on! Then its a short ride back up to the Pullman Auckland Hotel.
We’ll ride at a leisurely pace on the electric bikes and will have frequent stops for photos and bathroom breaks. And our experienced local tour guides will provide you with a fascinating insight into what it is like to live in this city – for its residents in the past and in the present day.You’ll come away from this tour with a great feel for the city and with plenty options for fantastic dining, drinking, shopping or cultural experiences to make the most of your time in Auckland!
The majority of the ride will be on dedicated cycleways on the waterfront. We are of course riding in a city, so inevitably there will be traffic on some of the roads. However, you will be carefully led by your experienced guide at all times.
Oh, and did we mention how much fun our electric bikes are? We love them! See more here.
Sights and Neighbourhoods visited include:
Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay, Queens Wharf, the Viaduct, Wynyard Quarter, Westhaven and the Harbour Bridge.
How the tour works:
We’ll meet you at our base in the city centre, where we’ll kit you out with your electric bike and your riding gear. We’ll have a short orientation with the bikes and do a practice ride nearby to make sure you are 100% comfortable before we set off. Then it’s on with the tour, which we firmly believe is one of the more fun things to do in Auckland – certainly an experience you can take away with you.
All of our sightseeing tours are led by experienced guides who will bring the history and vibrancy of Auckland to life. Feel free to ask questions – we love to tell you about our city and explain about all the things to see and do in Auckland!
We want you to enjoy the thrill of riding your electric bike around Auckland as much as possible, but will also have frequent stops to discuss particular points of interest as well as let you take plenty of photos! The tour will end back at our base and if you’re already thinking about lunch, dinner and/or drinks and we haven’t already given you plenty of eating/dining options to consider on the tour, we’ll be happy to recommend some great places around town.