Guided Wellington Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike

Wellington, New Zealand
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From US$79.61

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 to 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


The hills around Wellington offer a spectacular backdrop for a cycling tour, but you don’t need to worry about biking uphill. This 3-4 hour electric bike tour takes all the effort out of cycling, so you can concentrate on admiring the sights and enjoying the views.
  • 4-hour cycling tour of Wellington by electric bike
  • Explore Wellington Waterfront and the Miramar Peninsula
  • Take in the views from the Maupuia lookout point
  • Electric bikes mean an easy ride for cyclists of all levels
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Small-group tour limited to 24 people ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Group bike tour
  • Use of bicycle and helmet
  • Tea or Coffee at Cafe
  • Local taxes
  • Food and drink beyond complimentary tea & coffee

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    We're on the Wellington Waterfront at Queens Wharf, right beside Dockside Restaurant, Fergs Kayaks and Tilt Espresso

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Meet your guide and small group of no more than 24 people on Queens Wharf in central Wellington in time for a 10am departure. After listening to the safety briefing, learn how to operate your electric bike and enjoy time to practice in a safe area before heading out.

Once you’re feeling comfortable, saddle up for a fun bike tour of Wellington, and follow your guide along the Wellington Waterfront. Glide along the seafront, passing the lively port and harbor, and the beaches of Oriental Bay. Continue along the Miramar Peninsula and leave the bustle of the city behind as you cycle along the scenic coast. Pause along the way at a local café, where you’ll have chance to enjoy a coffee or purchase sandwiches and cakes (own expense), before looping back towards the city.

Your tour ends around 2pm or 5.30pm back in central Wellington.

Switched on Bikes

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Wellington Waterfront

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Pass By)

Oriental Bay

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Maupuia Walkway

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Greta Point

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Switched on Bikes

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Te Wharewaka o Poneke

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Riders must be comfortable riding a bicycle on the road (mix of path, on-road cycle lane and regular roads)
  • Riders must advice height if under 59 inches (150cm)
  • Remember sunscreen in summer
  • Please dress appropriately- bring an extra layer in case or wind
  • Moderate fitness advised- pedalling activates the electric assist
  • Age Restriction: 13 Years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Riders should be comfortable with some physical exertion when riding electric bikes up hill
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 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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Loved this bike tour. Friendly knowledgeable guides who ensured all participants kept up and were shown how to use electric bike. Highlight was the climb to the top and view of Wellington. Cafe stop was a must!


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Wellington your on electric bike
mark_h, May 2023
Great way to see and travel around Wellington. Very friendly guide (Kali) who took us on an electric bike guided tours around the city. Very enjoyable.
Soaked it all in!
Rana_J, Apr 2023
Dillan was an amazing guide!! I love the way he tells stories, and as many times as I’ve seen the word Aotaora, (probably spelled it wrong) I didn’t fully remember it until he told me the story of how that name was given to this land. He never rushed me, let me take in scenery, helped me capture awesome videos and pics, and was all around really pleasant. I highly recommend this tour.
They were definitely Switched On (Bikes)
Marion_H, Apr 2023
Calli did very well on her first tour. She made sure we were all safe and waited for everyone to catchup. Gave great info and snippets about the scenery. Stopped enough times to t add me in the views/take pictures. Bikes were comfortable and well maintained and instruction on how to use an e-bike was explained well. The correspondence with them beforehand was answered promptly. Would thoroughly recommend Switched On Bikes for bike hire and guided bike tours.
Bike ride at its best!
Karyn_R, Apr 2023
Loved this bike tour. Friendly knowledgeable guides who ensured all participants kept up and were shown how to use electric bike. Highlight was the climb to the top and view of Wellington. Cafe stop was a must!
You would be foolish to NOT do this!
Cristy_S, Mar 2023
Fabulous tour guide! Informative and funny. Cruisy tour on e-bikes around scenic bays. Best 3 hrs on a bike!
A hard ride at times but well worth the effort.
John_C, Mar 2023
Ryan and Stephanie, who lead the group of people we had just met, were very thoughtful and informative on the ride along the coast of Wellington. They kept an eye on us, encouraged us riding up the hill and coping the the wind. It was quite a hard ride at times due to the wind and the hill at the end, but was managed by them very well. It was thoroughly enjoyable.
E-bike tour was exceptional
Carol_C, Mar 2023
We had a great time on our e-bike tour with Switched sn Bikes. We got to see a lot of the city along the harbor and Dillon stopped and provided commentary often. Dillon and Holly were both very safety conscious. E-bikes rock!
E-bike Adventure
DALE_R, Mar 2023
Wonderful way to spend the morning. Guides were very good. One in front of the group and one in the back. EWe all were very well taken care of.
No wind day
David_I, Mar 2023
Great sunny fall day riding around the bay. Informative guide. Love taking bicycle tours, you see so much more than walking or looking out of a bus window.
A beautiful ride
Florin_P, Mar 2023
Beautiful scenery! Riding an e-bike through the outskirts of Wellington (beyond the airport) is a great experience - a good way to learn about the city while enjoying an outdoor activity. Weather can play an important role. The guide was fantastic.
Wellington Welcome
Patricia_C, Feb 2023
Thankful that I booked our group independently from our cruise line. Jack and Audrey were wonderful guides, explaining the hurdles Wellington and New Zealand are facing to sustain respect of the wonderful indigenous environment. Made all feel welcome and biking was fun!
Must do this guided tour!
Robert_W, Feb 2023
This is a must do activity in Wellington. Stunning town and stunning views! Great intro to the city. Dylan you as a fabulous guide!
Really enjoyable bike tour
Ann_W, Feb 2023
Jack our tour guide was excellent and explained everything. The tour was safety focused and conducted at the right pace for the group. The electric bikes were great and helped us get up the steepest of hills with ease. Would thoroughly recommend.
Wellington on Wheels - A fantastic way to soak in the views!
Anne_S, Feb 2023
Great way to see the city and to soak in the views while getting some exercise! Our guide, Dylan, was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour which added to the fun! We would definitely recommend it!
Enjoyable bike trip with enthusiastic, friendly guide
Neil_W, Feb 2023
Great bike ride round the bay, past the airport and up to the Peninsular. The extra power of an electric bike, when needed, was very useful with the head wind, when you turned a corner or when climbing up the hills. Would definitely recommend the tour as well as an electric bike, you don't have to use the extra power, but it's useful to have it to hand.
Well worth Wellington tour!!!
Jessica_B, Jan 2023
This was my first time on an electric bike. Our tour guides were exceptional at ensuring we all knew how to operate them. I had a blast! They were so much fun to ride. I can’t believe how far we were able to go. Thank you thank you!
Terrific time!
Anne_F, Jan 2023
Dylan accommodated the slow and fast riders, was really knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor
Jodi_M, Jan 2023
Such a beautiful bike tour of Wellington. My bike ran well but my husbands bike did not which was distracting. The tour guide was informative and the helpers were nice too.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks for joining us on the tour and we're glad you enjoyed it. We try and keep the bikes running well but sometimes things do sneak through. Thanks for the feedback.
Fun biking in the rain!
Robert_S, Jan 2023
The tour operator and employees were super knowledgeable, fun and helpful. Had a great time even with it being a rainy day!
Dillon, our tour guide...
Michele_S, Dec 2022
Dillon, our tour guide was very lively and very enjoyable!! Loved the e-bikes. Would definitely recommend this tour! Thanks for sharing your city with us

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