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ebike tour lake Hawea river track to Wanaka
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ebike tour lake Hawea river track to Wanaka

By General Adventure Company
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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Ride on possibly the best 1-day bike ride in New Zealand with our exclusive Hawea River Track adventure. We've crafted a unique experience by combining three different tracks, inventing a great ride that others now emulate. This leisurely exploration of Wanaka's scenic wonders offers stunning views along the gentle riverside track, showcasing the Upper Clutha's natural beauty. Join us for a pickup at 9 am, 11 am, or 2 pm from your accommodation. A 15-minute drive takes you to the wild and beautiful Lake Hawea, where you'll cruise along the Hawea River Track on an easy 30 km ride back to Wanaka town. A year-round delight, this classic Wanaka ride includes a strategic stop at Wanaka's best bakery for coffee and pastries. Once back in Wanaka town, just let us know, and we'll ensure you get a safe ride home. Experience the pinnacle of New Zealand's biking adventures, combining innovation and breathtaking landscapes for a day to remember

Ages 11-81, max of 4 per group
Duration: 4–9 hours
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  • Use of bicycle
What's not included
  • Lunch


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • If you're staying in and around Wanaka I will pick you up from your accommodation and drop you home again safe. This means you can enjoy the whole Wanaka region safely as I worry about the driving and logistics for you.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      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: 348094P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 4 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        • You'll get picked up
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        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
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        • General Adventure Company
          83
          Wanaka, New Zealand
          Joined in May 2022
        • Derek G
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Lake Hawea to Wanaka
          Very personalized trip arranged by Mark who offered a wealth of local knowledge including cafes along the route and Wanaka restaurants. Powerful bikes, local laminated map/instructions together with electronic position tracking on google map link all provided at departure point beside Lake Hawea. Spectacular scenery along the two rivers and very lucky with the weather after rain washed out our original day.
          Written 16 March 2024
        • Resort42190735338
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Go with the local guy!
          Highly recommended. We did the Lake Hawea to Wanaka ride and had a great day with Mark's ebikes. We found Mark to be very friendly and informative, and genuinely interested in doing everything he could to make sure we had a fantastic experience. 6 out of 5 stars!
          Written 15 March 2024
        • bobjwilkinson
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A wonderful day we shall remember for a long time to come!
          1. Mark is a wonderful host and picked us up to take us to the starting point of the ride 2. The bikes (Florence and Fabio in our case) were excellent- really easy to ride and help us along the way 3. The scenery from the lake hugging trail, to Cromwell old town and of course, to the winery location was spectacular 4. The wines astounded both me and my wife- they were delicious! (we visited Carrick, Mount Difficulty, Te Kanu and Desery Heart) 5. Mark kindly picked us up as we weren't too much up to the biking by the end of the day (!) and delivered us back to our residence in Wanaka, with plenty of laughs on the way home. In summary, although we came home enjoying more tastings than we expected and definitely with a few more bottles (investments they call it) than we thought we could load up onto our bikes , Mark was a brilliant host and we cannot rate this experience any higher alongside all the others exciting and fun things we're done over the 3 weeks of our fabulous NZ trip. Thank you Mark, we hope to see you again 👍🚲🍷
          Written 12 March 2024
        • Curiosity35105945643
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Incredible day of biking in Wanaka
          My wife and I, early '60s, enjoyed one of the most amazing days of biking that we have ever experienced in our lives. After reading lots of reviews, we scheduled Ebike rentals through Mark and his company, General Adventure. Online booking was easy and Mark began proactively communicating with me a couple of days prior to our arrival in Wanaka. He kept an eye on the weather and was extremely flexible regarding our riding time. As it turned out, the weather was spectacular. Mark is an amazing guy. He picked us up at our hotel with bikes already loaded on his truck. He then drove us out to the start point where he provided us with a physical map of the route, a Google real-time E-map of our route and some basic safety and bike operation instruction. On the way to the start point, he made a point of pulling over and showing us a few different landmarks that would be helpful on our journey. He was totally committed to making sure that we were comfortable with the bikes and with the trail. The ride was about 30 km and was absolutely jaw-dropping. The entire route was on bike paths. We started at Lake Hawea and ended up back in the downtown area of Wanaka. The diverse ecosystems that we rode through were astounding... From gorgeous lakeview vistas, through pastures, through forests, and along rivers. We took our time on the ride, as it was self-paced and the bikes were ours to use for as long as we wanted. Mark checked in with us during our trip to make sure that everything was okay. When we returned to Wanaka I texted him and within 10 minutes he was at our hotel picking the bikes up. I can't say enough about Mark. What a great guy! This is a labor of love for him and he genuinely enjoys sharing his beautiful location with others. He is personable, humorous, and sincere. I can't recommend this experience enough if you are interested in getting out and seeing the beauty in the Wanaka area by bike. A 10+ experience in every sense of the word. Mark, thank you for making this one of the most amazing and memorable experiences I've ever had on a vacation.
          Written 29 February 2024
        • DayTrip50450799923
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          No regrets.
          This bike ride is called unguided. But the reality is that you are looked after so well that it is like having someone by your side. The ride takes you from one beautiful lake with no people along two stunning rivers, with water so clear it hurts your eyes, to another lakefront with people living in elegant houses. Mark, the Owner of the bike company, is a Wanaka treasure. You will not regret choosing this company to spend a day biking around paradise.
          Written 26 February 2024
        • sdunlop2018
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great
          Great bike tour, where dropped off in a really nice spot given a great map to follow, Mark kept in contact to make sure we where all ok, It was a great ride, great wine, great food, highly recommend it, would do it again
          Written 23 February 2024
        • andrewgW2730HQ
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Lake Hāwea to Lake Wanaka E-Bike trip
          We had a fabulous e-bike trip from Lake Hawea to Lake Wānaka. It was truly beautiful with three distinct trails all offering different yet amazing views. Mark was a great guide, really friendly, attentive and knowledgeable and super keen to ensure we had the best experience and were safe and comfortable at all times. The service was so personal and flexible picking and Mark picked us up at Lake Wanaka and took us to the start of the trail at Lake Hawea and then met us at a place and time of our choosing. Mark also gave us some great tips for our ongoing trip ! A first class bike ride and a first class service !
          Written 23 February 2024
        • 667rogeri
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          GREAT RIDE!
          This was a GREAT ride- maybe my favorite ever! Nice variety in the 3 sections Mark has put together. The E-bikes were great. And Mark was a perfect mix of fun and friendly on the one hand and organized, safety-oriented and professional on the other. Definitely a fun day!
          Written 22 February 2024
        • V4994QZmichaelh
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing excursion!
          We had an incredible time on this excursion and can’t thank Mark enough for his flexibility, knowledge, kindness and humour! He picked us up from our AirBnB, gave us detailed instructions as well as a physical and digital map. He gave us total flexibility to pick us up wherever and whenever and tracked our progress to ensure we were safe and enjoying ourselves. On top of all this, the route he chose provided for some of the best scenery we have seen in this beautiful country and the e-bikes were comfortable and a perfect mode of transportation to get around. Highly recommend a stop to the Pembroke Patisserie on the way. Thanks again Mark for making our trip unforgettable!
          Written 9 February 2024
        • 26garrettt
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          E-bike ride to various area wineries - lovely!
          Mark made it easy for us to enjoy our e-bike adventure to area wineries. His tips were timely and were shared in abundance!
          Written 6 February 2024
        • 229kristina
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Must do bike tour for Wanaka travelers
          A General Adventure bike tour is an absolute must-do for your trip to Wanaka. Gives you an opportunity to experience the best of the area in just an afternoon (views, nature, exercise, food & drink). I had the most magical day biking from Lake Hawea to downtown Wanaka on the “craft beer tour” package. Mark was knowledgeable about the area, instructive on routes and safety, and importantly, he gave great guidance on best places to stop along the way for eats and drinks. Everything about this tour is well planned and enjoyable - best day of my trip so far! 5/5
          Written 29 January 2024
        • mariannekV4077ZY
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Hawea River Track to Wanaka eBike adventure
          We have had a splended day. We went eBikes - Hawea River Track to Wanaka. Mark makes you feel very safe and comfortable. Security is given high priority and everything is very professional, when you have made an agreement with Mark. Bikes, helmets, maps, the beautiful route - we can only recommend it all.
          Written 13 January 2024
        • Admvfitz
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Outstanding afternoon bike excursion!
          We have a high standard for touring companies and Mark exceeded all of our expectations. He put together three different bike trails into one outstanding afternoon ride. The e-bikes were great and his attention to detailed instructions made the ride easy to follow. We really appreciated his willingness to pick up the bikes at the end of the ride wherever and whenever we wanted to stop for dinner.
          Written 25 December 2023
        • Sarahtravel122
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly recommend it!
          Beautiful trails, great instructions and the bikes were awesome! Helpful safety instructions and very nice trails !
          Written 24 December 2023
        • Z6626VOmarkm
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing bike ride
          This point to point bike ride is the absolute best way to see the vast diversity and beauty of the Hawea and Wanaka lakes and rivers area. The e-bikes worked great and made the entire experience very enjoyable. Our guide who dropped us off was extremely good and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this experience to anyone who loves beauty and who can ride a bike.
          Written 21 November 2023
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        Helen O
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2024 • Couples
        This was an absolute highlight of our trip to Wanaka. Stunning scenery and a great ride track along the river through forests and past lovely lakes .
        Mark went above and beyond to ensure we had a good day. The bikes are excellent quality, instructions clear and helpful and it was comforting knowing Mark was only 5-10 mins away if we got into trouble!
        Mark also had many great tips for local eating places and other activities.
        Highly recommended!
        Written 14 April 2024
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        John
        Newport, Australia3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2024 • Couples
        Excellent ride, at Mark's suggestion we rescheduled from original rainy day.
        We then had a fantastic ride with spectacular scenery. We learned a lot about the local area and Mark passed on some good ideas for food on the ride, we can personally recommend the ham and cheese croissant at Pembroke patisserie, plus some recommendations for local restaurants.
        We felt very confident that if there were any issues Mark was only a phone call away.
        The ride was thoroughly enjoyable as Mark had removed much of the stress with his clear and concise directions
        Written 6 April 2024
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        John I am so glad we got you riding in the sunshine. Thanks for taking the time to give me this great feedback.
        Written 8 April 2024
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        Glenn B
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2024 • Solo
        Just awesome,
        took my time, incredible scenery, sunny day, highly recommended. Mark pick me up from accommodation and drove to starting point, gave a great run down on ebike as I hadn't rode one before. Every turn there is another photo opportunity, you just have to be mindful of riders coming the other way at some parts of the track.
        Written 10 March 2024
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        Thanks for the great feedback my Ozzy friend. Hope to see you both back here next year
        Written 11 March 2024
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        SUE S
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        What a fun, beautiful biking adventure! Mark is very knowledgeable and friendly, and did everything to make sure we had a safe ride! he takes care to have the best E-Bikes there are. Very well maintained and ALL the power you’ll ever need! Thank you Mark for providing such a wonderful adventure!
        Written 8 March 2024
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        Thanks so much for the great feedback. It was so much fun to meet you guys and I am glad you had a great ride.
        Written 9 March 2024
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        Scott G
        Madison, Wisconsin, United States2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2024 • Family
        We recently went on the e-bike ride from Lake Hawea to Lake Wanaka, and we were thrilled with the trip! We all had bike experience, though not all of us had been on an e-bike before, and our guide Mark helped us get going. Mark was very pleasant to chat with, and he picked us up a bit early after it started to rain. We also enjoyed stopping at Pembroke Patisserie. This was one of our highlights for our trip, and we’d highly recommend this experience!
        Written 23 February 2024
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        Thanks for the great feedback Scott, it was great to meet you all. Enjoy the rest of your time here in NZ.
        Written 24 February 2024
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        Lyle R
        Normal, IL28 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great ride and beautiful scenery. Mark was a delight- very engaging and funny. There was rain forecast and he contacted us with options, one of which was to leave early, which we did. His call on the weather was spot one. It started raining when we were a bit out of town and he found us at the edge of town and offered us a ride the rest of the way. A great experience and wonderful customer service!
        Written 23 February 2024
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        So great to meet you all today, and we got you in before the rain. Have a great last week here in NZ and a safe trip home.
        Written 23 February 2024
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        Stanton N
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The most beautiful bike ride have ever taken. Mark the owner gave us plenty of info and tips to make our trek the best. Very attentive and personable, made sure we had fun . Great day with Marks attention to detail. Highly recommend using General Adventure Co. Thanks again Mark!
        Written 9 February 2024
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        Stan I am still chuckling from your visit. Thanks for the great review and I hope to cycle past your place in the States sometime.
        Written 11 February 2024
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        Alan K
        6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2024 • Friends
        This was an "awesome" day's activity! We had a wonderful time eBiking from Lake Hawea to Lake Wanaka. It was truely a highlight of our entire trip to New Zealand. Mark was a terrific guide and totally prepares you for the journey. One of the great things about it is that you're self guided. He carefully explains and shows you the route as he takes you up to the starting point at the tip of Lake Hawea. He has combined 3 sequential gravel biking trail into a beautiful tour of the high country northeast of Queenstown. The eBikes were very good. Very powerful and the batteries had plenty of juice to spare. The scenery is spectacular and cruising it by eBike is the perfect way to experience it. He also recommended a patisserie to stop at for lunch. It was fantastic as well. Don't miss it! He checking in on us by text along the way to insure we were doing well and even met us about halfway to check us in person. We cannot recommend this eBike tour strongly enought. Forget the others! Go with Mark.
        Written 7 February 2024
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        Alan I really appreciate the great review. It was great to meet you all and have a great laugh.
        Written 11 February 2024
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        Lyn B
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We had a wonderful 30km ride along 100% bike trails between the two lakes. Mark was extremely responsible and informative in making sure we were comfortable on the bikes and ready for the trail. He provided everything we needed including an emap. It was a gloriously beautiful ride. Caution to North Americans who might be unprepared for the Kiwi notion of flat and easy for beginners - there are some narrow very bumpy parts to this track and avoiding the walkers can be a challenge! But just contributed to the fun. Would do another of his rides in a heartbeat.
        Written 29 January 2024
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        I am so glad you enjoyed the ride. Thanks for taking the time to give me your feedback.
        Written 1 February 2024
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        Lene T
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2023 • Couples
        We had the most beautiful and scenic bicycle ride from lake Hawea to Wanaka. Sun was out, sky was blue and the flowers in bloom.
        Great introduction to the trip by owner Mark who was very kind and service minded and gave excellent tips for stopping on the way.
        Highly recommend the trip which is an easy trip of 30 km one way. DoBle in less thsn 4 hours
        Written 14 November 2023
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        Thanks so much for taking the time to give me this feedback. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Wanaka.
        Written 15 November 2023
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