Explore Wellington by eBike: A fun and unique end of year event

Looking for a unique and adventurous end of year excursion for your team? Exploring Wellington by electric bike is an absolute blast and a great way for a group of people to spend an unforgettable day together.

Start at our shop on Wellington's beautiful waterfront and cruise out to explore the surrounding hills, coastlines, and bays. Grab a coffee before riding back to our shop, or end your ride with a meal and drinks and let us come pick up the bikes!

Our Favorite Group eBike Rides:

Wellington Waterfront to Shelly Bay - Our Most Popular Ride!

A classic bike ride in Wellington is to ride from our store to Shelly Bay.  There are cycle lanes right up until Shelly Bay road (and if you're riding during the week this road is pretty quiet).  It's a gorgeous route with good stopping points along the way.  The Chocolate Fish Cafe is a perfect break / stopping point with an 'out of the way' feeling so the team can relax they've got full meals, burgers and craft beer available.  The Chocolate Fish has loads of space and you can choose between outdoor / indoor and courtyard seating.  On the ride back, choose to head up to Maupuia lookout or Mt Victoria.  Or just take it easy and let us pick up the bikes from the Cafe.

One Way- allow 1.5 hours, including set up and riding time

Two Way- allow 3-4 hours, including set up, riding time and a cafe stop

Wellington Waterfront to Lyall Bay

A great option is to jump on the eBikes with your team and enjoy a beautiful ride around Oriental Parade venturing out to Lyall Bay.  The electric bikes make this a breeze, easily handling any head winds along the way!  Along the way,  you can stop at Cog Park (Greta Pt. / Evans Bay) which has a large green space for any team building games might choose to play.  From there, you can ride the cycle lanes through to Lyall Bay.  If you're going to include food as part of your event, you can choose from The Botanist, Spruce Goose or Maranui Cafe. To ride back, you can choose to follow the cycle lanes back around the bays or take the more adventurous route up to the top of Mt Victoria!  If you're planning settling in and having a few drinks at Lyall Bay, we can arrange transport of the bikes back from there.

One Way- allow 1.5 hours, including set up and riding time

Two Way- allow 3-4 hours, including set up, riding time and a cafe stop

Options for Adventurous Teams!

These rides require more time and logistics, but your team will be rewarded with a beautiful ride to places many Wellingtonians have never been!

Pencarrow Lighthouse- Your adventure starts with a ferry ride to Days Bay, where we will meet you with the bikes. Cruise out to the pencarrow lighthouse, and end your day with a meal or drinks at the Days Bay Pavillion before taking the ferry back into town.

Hutt River Trail- We will arrange transport of bikes and people to Petone and pick up from your destination on the trail.  Perhaps stop at The Dowse for lunch.  The Hutt River Trail is a great option for easy, off the road riding through some beautiful scenery.

Rimutaka Cycle Trail- We will arrange transport of electric bikes and people to the start of the trail and pick you up from the other end. A day out on an electric bike to ride the Rimutaka Rail Trail will be a memorable experience and includes a good amount of adventure!

More Info

We have 25 electric bikes (but get in touch directly if you've got a bigger team). We provide a full briefing to learn how to use an electric bike (it's easy!) and we have a large car-free space on the waterfront to get some practice in before taking off. We also have standard non-electric bikes if anyone would prefer not to ride an eBike. Helmets and locks are included and we'll be on call the entire time if you need anything.

Most teams choose to 'self-guide' but let us know if you would like us to provide guides to accompany your group.

We are very flexible with timing - take your team out during work hours or in the evening.

You can customise your experience! Get in touch if you have ideas for where you want to ride, activities you want to combine, or any other special requests.

We recommend booking early to ensure availability

Pricing

Half day from $55pp

Full day from $75pp

We offer discounts for work functions of 10+ people, please inquire at info@switchedonbikes.co.nz

 

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