Full-Day Wellington Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
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From US$47.56

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 to 8 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Make easy work of Wellington’s hills and devise your own itinerary on this self-guided electric bike tour. Opt for a 1 or 2-day bike rental and zip between sights like the Weta Workshop, Te Papa Museum, or Zealandia Sanctuary; glide along the Wellington Waterfront; or escape the city to cycle the Rimutaka Rail Trail or take in the views from Mt Victoria.
  • Full-Day Wellington self-guided electric bike tour
  • Zip around Wellington on an easy-to-ride electric bike
  • Cycle to attractions such as the Weta Workshop, Te Papa Museum, or Pencarrow Lighthouse
  • Take in the views from Mt Victoria or follow the scenic Rimutaka Rail Trail
  • Choose from 1- or 2-day bike rental, including maps, helmet, and bike locks
  • Self-guided tour lets you discover the sights at your own pace

What's Included

  • Self-Guided bike tour
  • Use of bicycle, helmet and lock
  • Hi Vis available
  • Wellington City Cycle Map
  • Local taxes
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Switched on Bikes
    Queens Wharf, Wellington Waterfront, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

    We're on Queens Wharf beside 'Dockside Restaurant' and 'Fergs Kayaks'- most locals will know these businesses. If arriving by cruise ship take the free port operated shuttle service into the city (short trip) then walk to the waterfront- we're a 10-15min walk from either of the two stops.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Switched on Bikes

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Oriental Bay

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mount Victoria

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Shelly Bay

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Weta Workshop

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Scorching Bay

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Red Rocks Reserve

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Wellington Wind Turbine

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

New Zealand Parliament

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Old St Paul's

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Wellington Cable Car

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Wellington Zoo

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Cuba Street

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children (13 -17 Years) must be accompanied by an adult
  • Bike manufacturer has a weight limit of 330 lbs (150 kilograms)
  • Heights must be advised if less than 5 foot (152 centimeters)
  • Must be able to ride a regular bike
  • Credit Card must be presented as bond
  • Select a full-day or 2-day option
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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120 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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One of the favorite things I did on this month long trip
Sharon_G, Apr 2023
Beautiful drive all along the shoreline. Numerous places to stop for photos, food and fun. The bikes were well maintained. Ed were provided a map and suggestions on how we might attack the day. We are in our 60’s and 70’s and we had no trouble operating these e bikes which we tackled for the first time. (You can teach old dogs new tricks). A wonderful way to explore Wellington. Highly recommend this company and this tour.
Freedom to explore all...
Cathy_U, Mar 2023
Freedom to explore all the fun roads and the beautiful weather. We had easy bikes to ride and control.
Highly recommend this activity - great for couples and families with teens.
Reme_P, Feb 2023
The staff were great. They instructed us on the use and care of the bike and its computer, provided advice and locks for securing the bikes, shared information about road closures, and suggested a nice ride route. The bikes worked flawlessly with plenty of options for the amount of peddle assist. We ran into some high winds (windyiest city in the world) and really appreciated the Turbo mode. After several hours of riding, the bikes still had most of their battery life still available. I'd recommend not being shy about how much assist you use.. its your vacation after all, so don't work too hard!
Wonderful Service
MICHAEL_W, Feb 2023
Easy, Wonderful pickup and the bicycles were in excellent working condition. Highly recommend this provider
Very smooth experience. I...
Gabrielle_P, Feb 2023
Very smooth experience. I picked up my bike, they helped me adjust the helmet & adjusted the seat for me. I was given a very easy to read map, they pointed out highlights & interesting things to see. A highlight of my trip.
Ride Easy
Jackie_M, Feb 2023
Awesome way to get around Wellington, our bikes were ready when we arrived, the whole process was simple and fun
Beautiful ride through the wine country
Sally_P, Feb 2023
The landscape was gorgeous, the trails well marked and in good shape, and the vineyards were very pleasant. Tony, our driver was friendly, informative, and very helpful. I would highly recommend this trip.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hello, it sounds like this isn't a review of our services but of another tour! We're based in Wellington city. If possible, it'd be great if you can remove the review. I am glad you had a good time, riding through the vines, though! Ryan
Wellington Loop
DrJeff_H, Feb 2023
53 km ride allowed us to see a lot of sites that were beautiful, especially along the coast. Excellent bikes and experience.
Lyan_D, Jan 2023
The bicycle bag pack was bit outdated… bit expensive for seven hrs for a full-day price… A part from those stuff. The stuff were very friendly and knowledgeable. It’s also great way to see the city. Thanks, Lyan
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hi, thanks for taking the time to provide feedback. It's true that some of the rear packs are a bit older and are due for replacement- our supplier has been out of stock for sometime, but we do have more on order that should arrive soon! Compared to most other bike hire shops throughout NZ that offer good quality eBikes (Bosch and Shimano) we are priced lower. I'm glad that our staff were friendly and that you enjoyed your day out in Wellington. Ryan
Great day out in the saddle (effortless!)
Rainco, Dec 2022
First time on an E bike and we think we’d like one each! We managed to ride up Mt Victoria with barely any effort! Staff at store were very welcoming and more than happy to assist. We had a great day out discovering the coastline around Wellington- best decision we made.
Full day e bikes around Wellington NZ
lehicks01, Feb 2020
My husband and I had a wonderful day in Wellington with the ebikes we rented. Location was easy to find and the staff were super friendly and helpful. We rode approximately 30 miles up the coast and in land and even up Mt Victoria. Bikes were awesome 😎
Great ebike experience
jrpercy, Feb 2020
We rented bikes for a full day in Wellington. The crew helping us couldn’t have been more helpful. The bikes were very helpful in “e-mode” against the wind. It was a greet day. Highly recommended.
Great Way to See A City
Meander783344, Jan 2019
This was our first time riding an electric bike. It was fun, easy and effortless. We were given a map of a route that took us all around the bay. We stopped at the Chocolate Fish Café where it seemed a lot of bike riders end up for lunch. Our ride took us through the little coastal villages dotted with B& B's. This tour enabled us to get some much needed exercise along with enjoying the day on our own.
Customer Service Amazing
Gary_G, Dec 2018
Due my screw up pick wrong day I would be in town had to change date.Date change was no problem.Picked up bikes, Great enthusiastic staff.Supplied map , Setup and test ride.Made sure we were happy and point out routes and coffee shops On return checked we had no problems They care about the customer Thanks Gary
Ignore the title as the company...
Jacqueline_S, Apr 2018
Ignore the title as the company kindly allowed us to join a half day guided electric bike tour instead due to our restricted time in Wellington because of change in the cruise schedule. Thank you for being so accommodating Ryan! What can I say - superb!! Jimmy was our guide and he was brilliant. Fun guy, very helpful and knowledgeable. Took us around the shoreline of Wellington to the Chocolate Fish Cafe stopping at a few places to tell us about local history/activities etc. Then made the trip up to Mount Victoria for a great view of the city - and boy those bikes are great!! Despite doing spin classes I don't think I would have made it up without stopping if not on those bikes!!! Excellent guide, excellent tour, excellent bikes, beautiful place.
Having booked these Electric Bikes...
Sharon_M, Feb 2018
Having booked these Electric Bikes really enhanced our day in Wellington. The city is charming and well worth exploring. With limited time, having been on a cruise, the self guided electric bike tour allowed us to see so much more than we might otherwise experienced. Highly recommend! Gentlemen that owned the bike company were so fun to work with. They let us know what was important to see, and where to go within Wellington to get the best view of the city.
Renting the electric bikes was one...
Susan S, Jan 2018
Renting the electric bikes was one of the best things we did on our visit to NZ! They were very easy to ride, even up to the top of Mt Victoria, and we really got to see the beautiful Wellington area in a short time. Definitely one of the memories we will have for a lifetime.
Great place to ride bikes! The...
Gary_B, Jan 2018
Great place to ride bikes! The electric assisted bikes were great! Made it easy to ride up steep hills. Bikes were in great shape and staff was very helpful in suggesting riding routes.
We hired two electric assisted...
Martin_W, May 2017
We hired two electric assisted bicycles whilist we stopped during our cruise.. The bikes were top quality and still had plenty of charge by the end of the day with over 44km travelled. The electric assist made it relatively easy to get up the hill to Mount Victoria lookout. Highly recommended.
We used this as a way to see...
william_m, Jan 2017
We used this as a way to see Wellington at our own speed and it did not disappoint. The guys at the bike rental were great with explaining the equipment and providing maps and tips of where to go and where to stop - they also provided tech support by text! Of course the electric assistance up the hills was great. We saw much of the Wellington waterfront and Weta studios.

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