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Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Hire & Tours

Mapua, New Zealand
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About Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Hire & Tours
We are a local company, with a passion for cycling. Our services range from day rides, to premium multi day tours along Tasman's Great Taste Trail and/or quiet back roads. We provide high quality trail bikes and e-bikes for comfortable cycling on trails and roads. Using our local knowledge and experience, we offer a range of day tours that not only use the official trail, but also take our guests to hidden gems, off the beaten track. Our unique itineraries, take in wineries, hop gardens, studios and galleries, cafes and restaurants. All of our itineraries can be adapted to suit the specific needs of our guests. You decide, we provide. Our formula is simple: Local People +Local Knowledge= Great Experiences
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Hectorama wrote a review Dec 2020
Wellington, New Zealand22 contributions21 helpful votes
Top notch organisation of a cycle tour for three people. Everything was spot on: they listened to what we wanted, made great suggestions, and everything worked from the pick up at the airport, great ebikes, lovely accommodation. Fun people who know how to get the most out of the Great Taste Trail. We’ll be back for more.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from NickyM514, Owner at Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Hire & Tours
Responded 4 days ago
Many thanks for taking the time to review your tour. It was lovely to meet you all, even if only briefly. You now realise there are plenty of reasons to return, so we hope we can help you enjoy another Great Taste Trail adventure.
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Lucey8 wrote a review Nov 2020
Papamoa, New Zealand18 contributions2 helpful votes
Well organised, did all they said they would. Fitted in well with us. Looked out for hazards and acted on them eg ferrying us around a track closure.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from NickyM514, Owner at Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Hire & Tours
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for your review. Yes it was one of those things that sometimes crops up, but as we say, we are here for you on tour even if you are self-guiding. At least you didn't miss too many Kms when we hopped you round the closed part of the trail that day. Enjoy the rest of your summer cycling.
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Philippa W wrote a review Sep 2020
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Great service from Nicky who arranged a short self-guided trip for my family including two youngish kids - so we were a bit limited in distance and difficulty level - but she made great suggestions to make the most of what we could do on a weekday in winter! Loads of helpful suggestions about where to stop and enjoy the trail. Bikes were excellent quality. Very good value given the tailor-made arrangement - including a short van transfer so we could do a one-way trip.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from NickyM514, Owner at Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Hire & Tours
Responded 6 Sep 2020
Hi Philippa, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm pleased you got to enjoy a sunny Mapua day. The boys looked like they had plenty of energy left at the end of your ride. There are lots more places to explore, next time you make it to this part of the world. Safe travels when you return to Scotland.
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Dennis M wrote a review Apr 2020
Palm Beach, Australia104 contributions38 helpful votes
Nicky was terrific from initial contact to date of departure especially at promptly responding to the numerous queries and itinerary changes we raised. We approach wheelie fantastic to organise a cycle holiday through group of 8 to 10 friends but River difference in that we wish to be based in one location and do loop rides everyday! Nikki the straight onto it saying "no problems" and that is exactly what transpired. We were provided with a lovely house in Mapua which was extremely spacious and consisted of 5 double bedrooms plus another room with 2 bunk beds. We put together recycling your itinerary which basically covered the entire length of the Great Wine Trail but with a difference amatt Nikki transported the writers and their bicycles from our base house two very spots on the trail where we were dropped and then cycled back home on three occasions whilst on the other occasions where did loop rides direct from our house. We found some terrific places to eat in Mapua and needless to say some great watering holes! Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed our holiday organise buy Wheelie Fantastic!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from NickyM514, Owner at Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Hire & Tours
Responded 2 Jul 2020
Thank you taking the time to leave a detailed review. Apologies that it went under the radar and that I have only replied now. It was so good to help your group enjoy the area as you were all keen cyclists and wanted lots of Kms, at least when a cafe or pub was at the end of the ride!!. Believe it or not there are other back road routes you didn't get to explore, so we would love you to return for part two!!
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Micky C wrote a review Mar 2020
Boston, Massachusetts2 contributions1 helpful vote
Wheelie Bike Tours was fabulous! Nicky, the co-owner, was immediately responsive from our first email and throughout our self-guided bike tour. The bikes were great and well-equipped (including some healthy snacks) and the directions, suggestions for stops on the road and in towns were extremely helpful. The accommodations she arranged exceeded our expectations and our luggage magically appeared in our lovely cottages/rooms. Nicky checked in by text each day and when we text her that we woke up to a flat tire, she met us and changed the tire while we ate breakfast. We continued on without missing a moment of our trip. Thank you, Nicky and Wheelie Bike Tours for a extraordinary experience biking the Great Taste Trail. It was a highlight of our New Zealand experience.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from NickyM514, Owner at Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Hire & Tours
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Kia ora Micky, Thank you for leaving this review. It was great to be able to get the tour to work in with your schedule. We are always pleased to know that people have enjoyed our service and it is very humbling to know it was the highlight of your NZ trip. I hope you get a chance to return some day. Have a safe journey home.
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