Ride to the Sky Queenstown
Ride to the Sky Queenstown
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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By far the best eBike experience in Queenstown for all ages and skill levels. Take a ride to the top of Grant Peak, 800 meters above sea level overlooking just about all of the Wakatipu Basin. (it may sound hard but remember you're on an eBike and it has a magic button 'TURBO' that flattens hills) What makes this trail so magical is the spectacular scenery showcasing the very best of Queenstown's natural landscape. This is an exclusive location, you'll only be able to get there with us. Learn about the local European and Maori that the Wakatipu basin is steeped in. The gold, the Pounamu, farming and in recent times all played an integral part in what Queenstown looks like today, 360 views only 5 minutes from the airport.
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Curiosity40146565325
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Nov 2023 • Friends
I surprised myself, with the turbo charged bikes the steepest hill was manageable! The guide was knowledgeable about the area and gave us a great commentary. Helped out if we were having trouble restarting and supplied snack and drinks when we reached the top! Excellent view from the top.
Written 25 November 2023
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Inspire28536844743
Thank you very much for your review we really appreciate it 🙏 The Ride to the Sky team
Written 26 November 2023
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Explore53895447682
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Oct 2023 • Couples
We would highly recommend this e-bike experience. Ksena and Shay were friendly, supportive and both very professional. We are a couple in our mid-60s and hadn’t ridden a bike for many years. Ksena ensured we were safe at all times and tailored the ride to our needs. We both had a great sense of accomplishment at the end of the 26km ride and the scenery on the ‘ride to the vines’ tour was absolutely spectacular. Thanks to Ksena and Shay for such a fabulous day. John and Carol (from London, UK)
Written 19 November 2023
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Brilliant result John and Carol, thank you so much for your kind words. Nga mihi Ksena and Shay 🙏
Written 23 November 2023
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Phoenix Trinidad
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Extremely fun. Guide was a knowledgeable local and had a lot of fun on the bikes. I'm not a super fit guy and didn't really have any trouble as the e-bike goes most of the work. Great fun and the views from the top are incredible.
Written 30 October 2023
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Thank you very much for your review we really appreciate it 🙏 The Ride to the Sky team
Written 14 November 2023
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Travel02685064313
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Oct 2023 • Solo
I didn’t have much time in Queenstown. Just a weekend. I was hoping for glorious weather, but was instead provided with rain, wind and more rain. What to do? How can I see this beautiful area in such a short amount of time? I don’t want to go home regretting not having explored enough. I need an adventure.

Queue Shay…

From my first scroll on his Airbnb experience, I knew I was in for a treat. An expertly guided adventure, on private land, not accessible to the general public. A 3 hour journey, to the sky, taking in the best views of the lake. What more could I ask for?

My gut knew this was the right decision from the first message Shay sent to me. Friendly, professional with that kiwi charm we all know and love. He filled me with confidence that I would be safe and have fun. I’d found my adventure.

As for the ride:

Scenery: 10
Top of the range ebike: 10
Safety gear: 10
Views: 10
Adventure: 10
Post ride photos and custom video: 10

The only score that wouldn’t be a 10, is I wish it could have been 6 hours long and not 3!

If you’re in doubt, sitting on the fence or not sure. Take it from me. Click the book button, you won’t regret it.
Written 15 October 2023
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Outstanding review and day with you on an epic eBike adventure. Really appreciate your review, it means a lot 🙏🙏🙏 Regards Shay and Ksena
Written 16 October 2023
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Exploration826854
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Great morning ride with Shay and his team before our afternoon flight out of Queenstown. Due to recent rains we did a ride around the lake and local area instead of the “ride to the sky”; it was incredible! His bikes are awesome and he provided us with free pictures and a cool video of our ride through Relive. Will definitely be in touch next time I’m in Queenstown!
Written 13 October 2023
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Thank you very much for your kind words, it really helps 🙏 Ngá Mihi Ksena and Shay
Written 16 October 2023
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Louise N
Leichhardt, Australia4 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Serious family fun discovering Queenstown on the ride to sky tour. The entire ride was so well organised, bikes were in mint condition, every safety detail added and loved that we went to places you couldn’t discover on your own. We were a group of 10 and with 2 ride guides it was possible to take it easy or ramp up the pace. I am so glad I chose this company as the entire experience was exhilarating .
Written 2 October 2023
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Brilliant review thank you very much and hope we can take you on another of our eBike tours when you're next back in Tahuna Queenstown Ngá mihi Ksena, Shay and Jordan
Written 5 October 2023
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Navigate56921711106
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Sep 2023 • Family
This tour is an absolute must do whilst in Queenstown.
Shay and his team were sensational hosts and extremely knowledgeable with helping you master your ebike and educate you on the history of this remarkable place. What a way to experience the beauty of this place.
Loved it!!!
Written 1 October 2023
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Great job and thank you for your review. We really appreciate it and they all help us immensely 🙏 Ngá Mihi Ksena, Shay and Jordan
Written 5 October 2023
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Joe
China3 contributions
To be honest, the experience far exceeded my initial expectations very and this was also not in my original plan.

Due to the cancellation of Big Stargazing and Glacier Explorer trips in Mt. Cook because of bad weather, I found myself an extra day in Queenstown. Originally, I’d intended to simply rent an e-bike and ride around the lake and gardens. However, after comparing options and reading reviews, I was fortunate to opt for this pricer option. I believe that having local guides and venturing into the mountain could be truly different with the general.

That belief was fully validated. The scenic beauty and the challenging ups and downs of the mountains terrain made the higher cost well worth it. Our guides not only took multiple photographs of us at various scenic spots but also enriched the experience by sharing the history of those locations.

As a newbie of mountain e-bikes, I was cautious and maintained a slower pace. The guides were credibly helpful, providing detailed tips along the way and offering words of encouragement. One thing worth noting is that my clothes ended up so h several mud splatters, but that was easily cleaned up post-journey for me(depends on the material).

Finally, thanks to Ksena and the other guides. I definitely do try “Ride to the Lake” or other activities next time!

Lastly, a big thank you to Ksena and the rest of the guiding team. I’m definitely looking forward to trying the “Ride to the Lake” and other activities next time!
Written 1 October 2023
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Wow thank you so much for taking the time to write such an extensive review. We're thankful you chose us over a self-guided tour and understanding why a guided tour is so beneficial. Would love to take you again when you're next back Ngá Mihi Ksena, Shay and Jordan
Written 5 October 2023
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Austin K
Honolulu, HI2 contributions
Gorgeous trails, amazing guides, and an unforgettable afternoon! We originally booked Ride to the Sky but the weather had other plans - Ksena and the crew graciously rebooked us for Ride to the Lake on a different day with no hassle and we are SO glad we did - this is a scenic, FUN ride in top-notch bikes with plenty of hills, single lane tracks, and awesome views of Lake Wakatipu and the rivers. Our guides both made it an incredible experience! Cannot recommend enough, and the e-bikes are a blast!!
Written 23 September 2023
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Thank you Austin for you review and we're happy you were able to be flexible wet the changing weather. Ngá mihi Ksena and Shay
Written 1 October 2023
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Elke B
3 contributions
Jul 2023 • Business
an absolute must do when in Queenstown! The company is run by the fantastic couple Shane and Ksena. People with drive and passion to deliver an end to end highest quality outdoor experience. On top of professional and people focused service they offer the highest quality e-bikes yo can think of. What an experience! KR, Steven
Written 29 July 2023
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Thanks so much what am epic review 🙏
Written 3 September 2023
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