Frequently Asked Questions
How fit do I need to be?
If you know how to ride a bicycle, this tour is for you! Our circuit is about 8km with no major hills, stopping at 27 locations in 3 hours - so you will not be riding for 3 hours. This is not le Tour de France! :-)
Is the bike tour difficult?
Not at all. There are no major hills to attack, you ride at your own pace and very rarely will we need to navigate traffic. This is a leisurely paced sightseeing tour which utilises the city's cycle-ways. Rotorua is flat, and Ill tell you why on the tour!
Are reservations required?
Yes, bookings are essential. The best way to book a tour is by clicking here or by calling me on 0226229252. This way you're assured a spot and I can prepare accordingly. Once a tour is booked, you will find me under the I-Site clock tower (corner of Fenton and Arawa Streets), so choose a tour time that's suitable for you.
Where do we go?
I'll take you to 27 locations around Rotorua. You can check out the route by clicking HERE.
What if it rains?
We ride in all types of weather except torrential rain, which I will determine on the day. I do sell rain ponchos should you require one.
Where can I park my car?
In the car park just off Hinemaru Street. It's FREE and only one minute walk from the I-Site. Click HERE to see a map.
When is the best time to do this tour?
Ph: 022 622 9252
In the first day or two of arriving into Rotorua. I will provide you with a complete overview of the key sites within central Rotorua.
What should I wear on the tour?
Comfortable clothes appropriate for riding a bicycle and shoes suitable for walking. Ideally, try to avoid wearing baggy clothes that could catch in the bike or on foliage etc.
Where does the tour conclude?
The tour concludes at the Rotorua I-Site. The same place as where the tour begins, the corner of Arawa and Fenton Streets under the clock tower.
Do you have bikes for hire?
Yes we do! Our bicycle rental is $35 for the day (9am - 5pm) and $30 for a half day (12pm - 5pm), includes helmet and combination lock. Contact me to find out more.
Will I be able to take pictures at all the sites?
Absolutely! We will ride at a leisurely pace so you will have plenty of time to stop and take photos. Please remember to be courteous to everyone in the group.
Do you go inside the historic buildings on the tour?
We won't. This tour provides you with an overview of the key sites to see in central Rotorua. I do provide you with any direction and advice/information you wish to know about the city.
Does the tour include mountain biking?
We do ride on cycle trails that are not tar sealed, but it couldn't be considered mountain biking. The tracks we use are specifically designed for cyclists and walkers.
Do you cater for children under 10?
YES! I have a child seat suitable for children who are 22kg or less. I also have a tandem trailer and a bicycle for children who have outgrown the tandem.
I haven't ridden a bicycle in years!!
Perfect. I've had people on the tour who haven't ridden a bicycle for over 40 years!! And after some initial apprehension, they hopped on and loved the tour and were very confident by the end. A low level of proficiency at riding a bicycle is required to take full advantage of the experience. There are some elements of walking, but you will need to be able to ride a bicycle.