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The City Lights: a Unique Electric Bike Tour of Auckland by Night

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    What to Expect
    Take a fun guided electric bike tour to check out the sparkling Auckland city lights by night. Your guide will take you to the best vantage points to check out the views and see some amazing light installations around the city centre.

    You will meet at a hotel located in the heart of Auckland city - within walking distance of the cruise ship terminals and many hotels. There, you will be kitted you out with your stylish electric bike and your riding gear - including a helmet and a cycle specific headset, so you can safely listen to your guide as you ride along. You'll be given a short orientation with the electric bikes and do a practice ride nearby, to make sure you are 100% comfortable before the tour sets off. 

    Having departed from the city centre, your guide will lead you past the twinkling lights in the cool shopping district of Britomart. Then its a ride along the waterfront cycleway, checking out some neon delights on Queens Wharf and the illuminated city skyline from the Viaduct  – photo opportunity anyone? Then you’ll ride through Wynyard Quarter – one of Auckland’s most exciting new developments – and round the Silo Park, to check out the lights on the Harbour Bridge. Next, you’ll cruise on your cool electric bike through Victoria Park and head towards the vibrant social hub that is the City Works Depot: home to some award-winning eating and drinking options. You’ll then ride on one of the highlights of the tour – Te Ara I Whiti/The Lightpath. This pristine (and pink!) cycleway looks stunning when it is lit up at night. And finally, you’ll ride down the awesome Grafton Gully cycleway on our way back to base, checking out the historic Grafton Bridge and the lights of the Port of Auckland sparkling in the background.

    It’s a unique experience that should certainly be added to the “things to see in Auckland” list!

    To ensure the best experience, your group size will be small and personal - a maximum of 4 riders and your guide.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    2 Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    1h 45m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Experienced and engaging local guide
    • Use of a fantastic and eye-catching electric bike
    • Use of an urban cycle helmet
    • Use of a highly reflective cycle jacket and bike lights, to ensure great visibility
    • Use of a cycle-specific headset, for commentary as you ride
    • Bottle of mineral water
    • Small bag mounted on bike to store phones, camera etc
    • Use of a rain-jacket (only if needed!
    • Souvenir photos
    • Local taxes
    • Bottled water
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • For your enjoyment and safety, groups are small and personal - so a maximum of 4 riders per group, plus friendly guide
    • Minimum age 16 years old
    • Minimum rider height is 5 foot (152cm)
    • Our electric bikes are designed with a maximum weight capacity of 250 pounds (113 kg).
    • Whilst experience riding an electric bike is not necessary (we'll provide an orientation and we'll do a test ride to make sure you're comfortable before we head off), you must of course be able to ride a bike! If you haven't ridden in a while, for your enjoyment/safety and that of your fellow riders, we strongly recommend you have a practice riding at home before your visit to Auckland. As well as riding on our wonderful cycleways, we will of course be riding in the road at times (to get to the good places!). Riding in traffic is a dynamic environment, so you will need to be comfortable riding in the road in order to enjoy the tour. And Auckland's volcanic past means that there a quite few hills to go up and down - the eBikes make going up easy, but you'll obviously need to be able to ride downhill!
    • Closed toe shoes are required. Sports gear not necessary - casual clothes are fine but dress to the conditions please.
    • Free storage available for small bags at the city centre departure point.
    • The tours run rain or shine – you will be provided free use of a bright and comfortable rain jacket, if you need one.
    • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I’m going to be talking about this for ages and recommending it to ALL! What an amazing experience, it was like seeing the city for the first time again. Eddie is an outstanding guide/host/beer expert/comedian/local bike celebrity! Do yourself a favour and just get to it! Book
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    What a brilliant way for local Aucklanders to see their city! We loved every minute and this tour opened our eyes to Auckland in new ways. There wasn't a category in the review options for us, but we are a family of adults and this was a family Christmas present. The tour was
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    What a way to kick start the journal. Our expecting was high because of the previous good reviews and the experience trumped it. Our guide was so informative and attentive. Fantastic personality. High recommend it!
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    Response from 38eddiej, Owner at The City Lights: a Unique Electric Bike Tour of Auckland by Night
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thanks for the fantastic review! Great to hear you had fun. Best wishes, Eddie
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    A group of nine of us took the City Lights tour as part of our staff Christmas do. From the very start of the experience, we loved it. We split into two groups with a leader per group, both Eddie and Carson were friendly and fun (Go Team Carson!). We all live in Auckland but it
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    Response from 38eddiej, Owner at The City Lights: a Unique Electric Bike Tour of Auckland by Night
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thanks for the awesome review - really appreciated. We had great fun guiding you and your colleagues around the city that night! Best wishes, Eddie
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    This was a fun tour! I would give this a 4 out of 5, as I have done several bike tours in various cities. The guide did a good job touring the city but I thought it was rather quickly done. Maybe it was quick as there was only 2 of us in the tour or Auckland does not have a
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    Response from 38eddiej, Owner at The City Lights: a Unique Electric Bike Tour of Auckland by Night
    Responded Dec. 8, 2019
    Thanks very much for the review - great to hear you had fun! And thanks for recommending us. Regarding your comments on the length of the tour, we designed The City Lights tour as a short, fun ride - a great way at the end of your day to experience riding at night and to see the illuminated cycleways and cool light installations in the city centre. When you are next in Auckland, we'd love to see you on either The Classic (our 3.5 hour morning eBike tour) or The Inside Loop (our 2.5 hour afternoon eBike tour). They feature longer routes and are perfect for seeing more of our amazing city - plenty of interesting stops and wonderful views. Often there's time for a coffee stop on those rides - for that all important fix of coffee at one of the many cool cafes around town! :) Best wishes, Eddie
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    About the operator
    By: Power to the Pedal
    378 reviews
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    Sydney, Australia
    Fantastic Ebike tour of Auckland NZ!
    We had an awesome Ebike tour of Auckland with Eddie our tour guide. Eddie was very friendly and informative on our
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    Sherwood Park, Canada
    Outstanding overview of the city
    Eddie was an outstanding tour guide and made sure everything was safe. The bikes are first rate and ensure an
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    Del Mar, California
    Loved this tour and our tour guide!!
    My husband and I had such a fun experience with Eddie that when the tour was over, we immediately rebooked a
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    Banstead, United Kingdom
    Forget the city bus tour,..
    This is a fantastic way to get your bearings without breaking a sweat! Seeing the expanse of Auckland from the
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    Fantastic Bike Tour of Auckland
    What a fantastic way to see Auckland. Eddie was such a great guide. The equipment is high quality and we
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    Book Now!!!
    I’m going to be talking about this for ages and recommending it to ALL! What an amazing experience, it was like
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    Awesome experience for locals!
    What a brilliant way for local Aucklanders to see their city! We loved every minute and this tour opened our eyes
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    It’s Electric ⚡️
    Okay, folks — this is so much fun. I haven’t stopped talking about what a good time I had yesterday biking from
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    Wonderful way to experience Auckland
    What a fabulous experience and wonderful way to see Auckland! E-bikes and related equipment were of high quality.
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    Fun Tour - Highly Recommended
    This was a fun and unique way to see the neighborhoods of Auckland. The electric bike is perfect for riding on
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    Excellent Bike Tour of Auckland
    The whole experience was great. Bikes were in excellent shape, leader was fun and knowledgeable, and a great way
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    Reno, Nevada
    This was an excellent bike ride.
    Eddie was an excellent guide. He was very attentive. We felt very safe riding with him through the streets of
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    Have to try it
    It was really fun and enjoyable ride! Liked every part ofnit, id like to be a little more time, bur that was ok,
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    Saint Cloud, Minnesota
    We were giddy with delight!
    Fantastic! We had such a wonderful time. Carson was magnificent. He was concerned about our safety and welfare,
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    Newmarket, United Kingdom
    City bike tour
    Fantastic way to see the city, trip took 2 hours covering a large part of Auckland taking in most of the sights.
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    • Duration: 1h 45m
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    • Languages Offered: English
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