The Easy Rider
We love riding on along Auckland’s waterfront – great cycleways, fantastic views and it’s nice and flat (compared to the rest of our hilly city!). It’s the perfect place to start discovering Auckland. Aucklanders live their lives next to, and out on, the water (we are 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 a short, easy ride that is suitable for all abilities. 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. And it’s a great option for family fun too! There are some many awesome things to see and do in Auckland’s city centre – why not join us on The Easy Rider tour as part of a fun-filled family day? And if you have young kids that you would like to bring along, we have one bike trailer available for hire for this tour – just select that option when you book your tour using the Book Now button.
Departs: 3 tours per day on Saturdays and Sundays: departing at 9am, 11.30am and 2pm from our base at the Park Hyatt Auckland, 99 Halsey Street, Auckland CBD (we meet outside the entrance to The Pantry cafe at the hotel)
Duration: approx 1.5 hours
Distance: around 10km (so, approx 1 hour of easy riding time – all electric powered!)
Price: NZ$115 per person. Minimum age 14 years old (teenagers of 14-15 years old must be accompanied by an adult). If you have younger kids who are confident riders, please contact us to find out if this tour would be suitable for them.
Tour size: Small groups of up to 6 riders, plus your friendly guide.
“A fantastic and easy way to see the sights of Auckland, cruising along the waterfront.”
“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.”
What you’ll see:
We’ve designed this electric bike guided tour to showcase Auckland’s amazing waterfront. The ride is on the flat and on dedicated cycleways. So it’s a great option for riders who are looking for an Easy Ride! We’ll show you the best of Auckland’s waterfront.
The area around our meeting point at the Park Hyatt Auckland in Wynyard Quarter is the perfect place to start our ride: nice and flat and plenty of space to do your test ride and get used to your electric bike. From there, we’ll ride along the buzzy Wynyard Quarter waterfront and learn about New Zealand’s success in the America’s Cup as we cruise through the Viaduct. Then it’s on to Tamaki Drive, a favourite destination for locals and for visitors – lots of lovely beaches and plenty of great cafes on Tamaki Drive. The views out across the Hauraki Gulf are spectacular too – you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy them as your electric bike carries you along! Then we’ll return to the Central Business District, checking out the neon artwork on Queens Wharf before passing the historic Ferry Building and riding back to the Park Hyatt Auckland.
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 Auckland!
This tour is also perfect if you are looking for a short and easy introduction to the joys of eBike riding! If you can ride a bike, you can ride an eBike. And like so many of our other customers, we expect you’ll enjoy The Easy Rider so much that you’ll want to join us on some of our longer tours in and around Auckland!
Sights and Neighbourhoods visited include:
Wynyard Quarter, the Viaduct, Quay Street, Tamaki Drive, and Queens Wharf.
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 along Auckland’s waterfront 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.