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Our e-bike adventure - NZ South Island

Wanaka, with its postcard-perfect landscapes, became the backdrop for an adventure my sister and I will treasure forever. Our escapade with Wanaka Bike Tours, led by the ever-friendly David, turned out to be the highlight of our South Island exploration. Here's how our day in August 2023, unfolded in Wanaka's stunning trails.

From the get-go, David's warmth and passion set the stage for our e-bike escapade. He walked us through the ins and outs of our thrilling 2.5-hour ride, with shuttle options available at 9 am, 10:30 am, and 12 noon. Opting for an early start, we couldn't contain our excitement to soak up the day.

Our journey kicked off with a scenic shuttle ride to Hawea, where our trusty e-bikes awaited us. David ensured we were geared up for the ride with comprehensive safety briefings and all the necessary equipment, from helmets to repair kits. Fully prepped, we set off, eager to explore Wanaka's hidden gems.

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The E-Bike Adventure begins!

(These are my photos taken from my iPhone but they seriously do not do the place justice)

Throughout our e-bike adventure through the Hawea and Wanaka Trails, we found ourselves enchanted by the serene beauty surrounding us. Covering around 30km throughout the day, the trails catered to riders of all levels, offering a perfect blend of adventure and tranquility.

The scenic route from Hawea to Wanaka was a highlight, treating us to breathtaking views of Wanaka's natural wonders. With the gentle hum of the e-bikes and the wind in our hair, we felt truly alive as we meandered through forests and alongside pristine lakes.

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NZ South Island Scenery is simply stunning!

Wanaka Bike Tours didn't miss a beat when it came to ensuring our comfort and convenience. From the two water holders for hydration to the nifty 8L day bag for essentials, every detail was thoughtfully arranged, allowing us to focus solely on the adventure at hand.

David's passion for Wanaka's beauty shone through as he regaled us with tales of the local area's history and ecology. His infectious enthusiasm made us feel like old friends embarking on a leisurely ride, rather than tourists on a guided tour.

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Quick rest from the E-Bike to soak up the scenery

As the day drew to a close and we reluctantly bid farewell to our e-bikes, we knew this wouldn't be our last rendezvous with NZ Bike Trails. We're already counting down the days until August when we plan to visit David again and take on the longer trip, "The Dunstan Trail." which I believe is one of the most highly acclaimed bike rides in NZ South Island!

For anyone seeking a laid-back outdoor experience in Wanaka, we can't recommend NZ Bike Trails enough. Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or a casual rider, couples or family this tour offers the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation while taking in Wanaka's breathtaking scenery. Visit here to book, you don't want to miss out on this one!

As we reminisce about our unforgettable day in Wanaka, we're filled with gratitude for Wanaka Bike Tours for creating memories that will last a lifetime. Until next time, Wanaka, we'll be dreaming of our next pedal-powered adventure with you!


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