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Akaroa Explorer- Guided Electric Bike Tour in Akaroa
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Akaroa Explorer- Guided Electric Bike Tour in Akaroa

By Akaroa Ebike Safaris
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Ages 13-85, max of 10 per group
Duration: 2h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, French, Spanish
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  • High viability vests, gloves, helmets included.
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • The Common, 65 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
    We meet outside THE COMMON CAFE main street of Akaroa Cruise passengers into Lyttleton port need to contact us direct in advance to arrange transport which has an additional cost
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 207064P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 207064P1

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    • Akaroa Ebike Safaris
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      Akaroa, New Zealand
      Joined in October 2019
    • kau2024
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Warning: A Deceptive Merchant
      The dishonest merchant, while handling service inquiries, displayed a rude attitude and provided customers with misleading information. After the payment was made, we realized that the service did not meet our needs. To make matters worse, the merchant insisted on imposing an additional charge that doubles other merchants would require, and they refused to issue a refund. It is clear that the merchant deliberately aimed to deceive and defraud customers.
      Written March 10, 2024
    • Shines927
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Challenging but beautiful
      The kayak part of this tour was really beautiful. The paddle was easy with lots of birds to see. The biking was great but parts of it are VERY challenging, even with the e-bike. There are several steep hills. Views were outstanding and our guides were great.
      Written February 23, 2024
    • RobinA242424
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Top class scenery experience whilst having lots of fun!
      Nice bikes and great views. A wonderful family experience. We'd do it again no hesitation 🚵‍♀️😁. The three hour tour was just the right length of time for us.
      Written December 16, 2023
    • matthewsX8663YZ
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great views, Great fun
      Great experience. Beautiful views and a fun ride. The bikes were excellent and made what would have been a very challenging ride quite enjoyable.
      Written November 13, 2023
    • M229BBlouisev
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic trip, excellent scenery & guide
      Excellent trip, very safe, very beautiful scenery & and excellent guide. My first time on an e-bike & I highly recommend it. Absolutely Fantastic time.
      Written July 28, 2023
    • adec105
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great fun ebike riding
      We hired eMTBs to ride the Little River Rail Trail, and had a great day. The bikes were easy and fun to ride and very well maintained, and the organisation and communication was perfect. Highly recommend.
      Written April 23, 2023
    • TheHarwins
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Once in a lifetime experience
      This was an incredible, once in a lifetime experience. Grev was so experienced, friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable. We would so highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in exploring Akaroa by bike. The views were spectacular from up the top of the mountain and the e-bike made riding up the steep roads manageable for those with basic to moderate fitness. Grev cared for us and stepped us through any tricky sections of the climb / decent. He really made the experience so worth it!
      Written April 4, 2023
    • mollynanro
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing E-Bike Ride
      We had the most amazing e-bike ride with our tour guide Ravel (I think I got his name correct). We were picked up at the cruise port and driven to the meeting point in Akaroa. It is perhaps one of the most beautiful places we've been. The bike ride was perfect for beginners or more advanced riders. We highly recommend this tour.
      Written March 23, 2023
    • M229BBlouisev
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Totally awesome experience!
      A truly awesome experience! A fabulous ride, with an expert guide, who puts your safety & experience top. I thoroughly enjoyed it & the views are beyond words! I would 100% recommend it to anyone with reasonable fitness, although they will tailor the ride to suit experience & ability. If/when I’m next in town I will defo re book another ride with them. Thank you so much, team Akaroa e-bikes! Totally awesome!
      Written March 14, 2023
    • melkruff
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great time using e-bikes
      We had a great time using the e-bikes to get us to parts of Akaroa that we would have never reached on foot! Well worth the money and super easy to ride with great service also. Highly recommend!
      Written March 13, 2023
    • sayitasiseeit1
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great ride with superb views
      Good bikes, great guide, great route, just a little pricy when compared to similar ebike hire. However it's the only one in Akaroa so I guess you have to pay.
      Written March 13, 2023
    • kevinfY475NA
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      E-bike rides in Akaroa
      A great morning out riding the Lava loop with Greville. The ride covered flat sections on an old rail line hugging the coast with steady climbs on sealed roads and sections of gravelled roads with easy descents. Beautiful views all the way. Highly recommended. Suitable for most ages, as we are senior citizens!
      Written February 20, 2023
    • J9465SQianw
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Review of an e-bike guided cycle
      We had the most fabulous morning with Grenville as our guide. Having never ridden E-bikes before we were given easy to understand instructions The bikes were fabulous and allowed us to cycle a good distance with significant climbing in a very manageable way The views at the top were astonishing and Grenville was really knowledgeable about the whole area We rode on the road for only a short while and then were on gravel and descended on gravel and through a short forest section. The whole experience was huge fun and if we had been staying longer in Akaroa we would have booked another longer trip with him. Thank you very much. We might be adding an E-bike to our road bike collection. You will not be disappointed if you book with this company.
      Written December 10, 2022
    • jessicasG1123WM
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Tip Top
      Awesome couple of hours with Greville on the e bikes. Beautiful landscape, great local knowledge, good chat, great bit of exercise and fresh air. Highly recommended getting in touch with Akaroa Ebike Safaris you definitely won't be disappointed.
      Written November 8, 2022
    • tedboys
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Akaroa Ebike Safaris - 'the real deal'
      Wow, what a fantastic couple of hours! From the outset Greville put us at ease. He particularly created rapport and trust with my wife, a first time rider! Under his supervision he facilitated an amazing ascent up to some spectacular views. So proud to live in this great country and so pleased to have done the lava loop with Greville. We highly recommend this company - a great example of passion, enthusiasm and fun!
      Written June 25, 2022
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    Carmen M
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We joined the ebike tour while in Port at Lyttleton for the day and it was a fabulous day!! Our guide was great with everyone and made sure we all knew how to work the bikes. The views were great, the weather beautiful, and we were exceptionally glad that we found this tour.
    Thank you for the great day!
    Written March 11, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thanks so much for making the effort to come! Such an awesome a short drive from Lyttelton- beats sitting on a bus around christchurch for the day! Thanks for being adventurous! We love hosting cruise passengers!
    Written March 12, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Wilhelm
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2021 • Family
    Brilliant fun and brilliant tour guide! Catered to all fitness levels and bike experience. Great knowledge of local area. Excellent way to see all of akaroa harbour in 2 hours. A must for any visitor to akaroa
    Written April 25, 2021
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    Thanks guys !
    Written May 19, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Sharon
    Sydney, Australia81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    No hassles experience. Arrived in beautiful Akaroa via cruise ship and was picked up via van and taken to the other side to pick up our ebikes and went for a great ride up into the hills. Took some amazing photos. Only disappointment was it started to rain abit as we got higher and then we lost the view but that can't be helped and didn't make the ride any less enjoyable. Thanks for a great experience.
    Written February 18, 2020
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    Thanks for riding with us up the crater! Glad you enjoyed your tour! safe travels
    Written February 23, 2020
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    Amermaid
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2019
    So much fun!! We are a family of four, and we did this electric bike tour as a cruise ship day excursion. Our cruise ship did not offer any excursions that looked remotely fun and adventurous for our two boys that are both in college, so I found this electric bike tour option on TripAdvisor. So glad I did!!! It was fantastic. This was our family’s favorite day excursion. I am not a cyclist, but I know how to ride a bike, and that’s all I needed. Our guide made me feel at ease the entire time. He let my husband and our boys ride out ahead when it was safe to do so, and he stayed back with me to go at my own pace. He took pictures for us and stopped numerous times so we could take in the incredible view. It’s a “tender” (tinder?) port. So I made the reservation for the early afternoon. That gave us time to get off the ship. We walked on the beautiful pedestrian walkway through the town and to our meeting location. The directions provided were perfect. (Getting from our ship to the pier was a 20 minute boat ride. I would allow yourself an hour to get from your ship to your meeting point. Although it’s only a ten to fifteen minute walk to the meeting point, getting off the ship and ferried across takes longer than you expect because of the lines. Important note: He had us back to the pier with plenty of time to spare, so don’t worry about missing the last ferry to your ship. They are very much aware of cruise ship time restrictions.) Once at the meeting place, we jumped in a van and had a short ride to our bike tour starting point. Make sure you wear closed toed shoes, no flip flops allowed. They provide you with a helmet, gloves, a visibility vest, and a backpack. Quick note about water: if you are on a cruise ship, you are not allowed to bring your own reusable water thermos off of the ship. New Zealand only permits cruise passengers to bring unopened store-bought plastic water bottles off. It’s an immediate $400 fine if they catch you smuggling previously opened water bottles or food off of the ship. So, make sure you purchase a “Water Package” from your cruise so that every day you are in port, you can take a water bottle with you. It’s not very echo friendly, and it costs extra, but on the flip side, maybe they’re protecting their environment from waterborne illnesses or parasites. Okay, back to the bikes...They teach you how to use the pedal assist and how to change the gears, and then you are off on an insanely fun adventure. It’s absolutely gorgeous and fun. With the electric pedal assist, you can go up a steep hill and still feel like you are peddling on a flat road. It’s brilliant. The only con was that my butt was super sore. The seats have padding, but since I’m not used to riding a bike, my butt hurt! I think that if I’d had taken a couple of Motrin prior to getting on the bike, I would have been better off. It’s not your muscles hurting the next day from a workout... I’m not talking about that...I’m talking about your bottom being sore after thirty minutes because it’s not used to a bicycle seat. Maybe a little preemptive Ibprofen would have helped. Regardless, I am still singing the praises of this tour and would recommend it to anyone who loves a bit of outdoor adventure. It was incredible and a highlight of our trip!!!
    Written January 3, 2020
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    Thanks so much for the detailed review! We are so happy we could provide you with the highlight of your NZ trip! We love to show our visitors a good time and what better way to spend the day than sipping up an extinct volcano on the latest model Scott Ebikes! Shore excursions don't have to be just a boring bus ride, so thanks for making the effort to track us down! By the way we have added a fleet of soft gel seat covers to stop sore butts! So if you make it back again we have you covered :) Thanks again for the lovely review and hope you got home safely! Allie & Greville
    Written January 8, 2020
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    Paul J
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2019 • Family
    Thanks so much to the team for looking after us, the electric bikes are amazing.We were a mixed ability group ranging from my wife who would never have agreed if I had told her what we were booked in for , to the rest of the group with a little more riding experience.We climbed some pretty steep terrain for some amazing views and a fun downhill.
    Must do experience.
    Written December 29, 2019
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    Thanks so much for the review, we loved riding with you folks! Enjoy the rest of your trip! Allie & Greville
    Written January 6, 2020
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    Wanakakiwis
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2019
    This a must do activity for all ages. We are a mature couple who haven't ridden a bike for years but we had no worries on these fabulous ebikes. The ease of riding the bikes was impressive, they were a dream to ride, especially uphill! So with a combination of stunning scenery, a really helpful, friendly guide and these amazing bikes, we had an unforgettable experience. Absolutely recommended to all!!
    Written October 28, 2019
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    Thanks so much for the review, it was great you got to tour on our brand new Scott Ebikes, you no longer have to dread going up hill and have more time to check out the views!
    Written October 29, 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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