The Jollie Biker

The Jollie Biker, Twizel: Hours, Address, The Jollie Biker Reviews: 5/5

The Jollie Biker
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
An exceptionally fun and friendly Cycle Tour Company operating on the scenic Alps2Ocean Cycle Trail. Providing personal care where you are never just a number. Specialists in group and tailor made tours for 4 or more; from 1 and 2-days to our 4 day Alpine Lakes tour and the full 8-day Alps2Ocean tour. Bike hire and tour itineraries. From Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo, Twizel, Omarama and Oamaru, we'll look after your cycling needs. We do all the work so you have all the fun. Look forward to meeting you soon.
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Mia J
12 contributions
The Jollie Biker Alps to Ocean
Dec 2020
This ride was one of the highlights of the year. The 350kms (without an E Bike) felt like quite an achievement. Jude was totally organised. Our gear was collected every day and delivered to our next stop. The bikes were perfect, accommodation great and great breakfasts and lunches. The nights when we had an evening meal were also fantastic.
The scenery was breath taking and quite varied. I'm not sure which was my favorite part of the ride as every day was brilliant.
I think this trip was great value for money.
Written 31 December 2020
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Luluspinkles
11 contributions
Alps2ocean with The Jollie Biker is a MUST!!!
Nov 2019 • Couples
Well, where to start!!! Firstly, anyone wavering on whether to do the Alps2ocean, whether it's right for them, whether they're fit enough - just do it! It is AMAZING! Secondly, do the Alps2ocean with the awesome Jude at The Jollie Biker.

Everything was beautifully organised from itineraries before we arrived, help with travel to Twizel, information packs when we arrived, to daily (sometimes hourly!) contact discussing routes and weather when they needed to change.

The accommodation along the route was absolutely first rate, with a mix of lodges, B&B's and farm stays. As a previous reviewer wrote, Braemar Station was standout for us too, but Lake Ohau Lodge was pretty up there too. What was particularly nice was meeting the lovely hosts at each nights accommodation; all of which were welcoming and friendly.

The bikes were brilliant, really comfy and able to handle anything the trail threw at them - even the very bumpy Ohau weir food route that we crazily decided to do.

Jude really does organise everything for you, it's great just to wake up in the morning, and know that all you need to do that day is cycle and enjoy the amazing scenery that the trail and New Zealand throws at you. Thank you Jude, we'll be back, but our legs might insist on e-bikes next time!!!

Written 25 November 2019
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Thank you so much Louise Was a pleasure to have Adam and yourself do the ride with the Jollie Biker and that the aim of having you simply jump on your bike and ride with all fun and no worry was achieved The A2O is a brilliant ride, no doubt one of the best. Look forward to seeing you back one day. Cheers Jude
Written 26 November 2019
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Clarrie
9 contributions
Jollie Biker organises Awesome A2O bike ride
Mar 2019 • Friends
Jude Cathcart of The Jollie Biker was the fantastic planner of our 6 day A2O itinerary answering all planning emails (from the UK) with speed and efficiency. She was super well organised with maps and local information. The bikes she supplied were in fantastic condition and great to ride, the places we stayed were wonderful (Braemar Station being our all time favourite) and offers to help at any stage of the ride were a great confidence boost. Worth booking with a smaller company like The Jollie Biker. We had such a great trip.
Written 26 March 2019
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Thank you Clare. So happy that Adam and yourself had a great ride on our Comfort Bikes, enjoyed all the stops along the way and the advantages of booking with a smaller more personal company. It was certainly a pleasure meeting you and having you ride with The Jollie Biker.
Written 2 April 2019
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BeverleyDimond2014
Perth6 contributions
Awesome adventure on the A2O
Feb 2019 • Couples
We have just finished a wonderful adventure with the Jollie Biker. Jude was fantastic and organised a great schedule for us, from hiring good sturdy bikes, amazing stays with great food, picnic lunches and catering for friends with a tandem. This has been an adventure not to miss and it all went smoothly thanks to Jude. Thank you Jude. We appreciated your contact each night to check on how we were travelling and for making this such a special adventure.
Written 25 February 2019
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To have been a part of your amazing achievement was a pleasure. Barrie and yourself are inspirational. Juliann and Rob will always be remembered as being the first Jollie Biker tandem cyclists a fantastic effort. Thank you for choosing The Jollie Biker to create your adventure.
Written 26 February 2019
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marywise1234
Napier, New Zealand53 contributions
Alps to Ocean ride. A2O
Feb 2019 • Friends
Jude Cathcart couldn’t do enough for us. Procuring a special Ebike for a small person, tailoring bookings between NZ & England. Adjusting accommodation to fit in with travel. Best of all her willingness to keep in contact, with rapid responses for help. The route & accommodation selected made the experience special. A daily weather & conditions report gave us confidence as we began each day. Such a variety of scenery, terraine, food & beverage plus a hot tub soak culminated in a memorable adventure.
Written 12 February 2019
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Thank you Mary! Being able to meet people like Jen and yourself is what makes what I do such a pleasure, you are both amazing and inspirational women! Happy you are happy! The Jollie Biker is all about doing the work so you have the fun!
Written 13 February 2019
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AbzLass123
Aberdeen, UK12 contributions
Time of our lives on the A2O!
Nov 2018 • Couples
My partner and I rode the A2O, all organised by the Jollie Biker, back in November and had the BEST ever time! Jude was incredible with the level of guidance and assistance she provided; she was very easy to communicate with when we were booking from at home in the UK, and she was a really great help when we got to NZ, from meeting us off the bus and settling us into our accommodation to setting us up on our ride the next day. We chose to do the A2O in 5 days (I'd discussed with her over email from home our levels of cycling ability and she was gave helpful advice to help us plan our trip) and Jude carted our many bags to and from each accommodation, all of which had been organised by her and were great without exception. Jude even sent us messages every evening to ask how the day had gone and giving us tips for the following day. We clearly brought the Scottish weather with us as there was had been some of the worst rain in years right before we started the A2O. As they had to close some of the trail on our fifth day due to flooding, Jude was constantly in touch with us giving us alternative routes and suggestions, including routes that she'd helpfully mapped out. As a result we didn't feel like we missed out at all and still managed to have five great days of cycling despite the weather! My partner's bike also broke (or should that read - he broke it . .) and the Jollie Biker were great in sorting it out; Stu dropped him off a new bike while we were at Lake Ohau Lodge so that we didn't face any delays. We honestly had the time of our lives riding the A2O and would 100% recommend the Jollie Biker to organise it! See you in a few years Jude to do it all over again!!!
Written 16 January 2019
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Hi Nienke and Mick. Thank you so much. it was a pleasure having both of you on the ride, with The Jollie Biker. and the communication works both ways. So happy to hear you enjoyed your time on the A2O and yes, despite the exceptional amount of rain. Hope you had a wonderful time on the rest of your holidays in Australia. I look forward to seeing you back on the South Island and in Twizel again in a few years. Hope it's not too cold back in Scotland now. Take care. Cheers Jude @The Jollie Biker
Written 17 January 2019
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Paululian
2 contributions
Awesome family holiday
Apr 2018 • Family
Jollie bikers booked our alps to ocean family holiday with 11 people.
The were well organised friendly and very adaptable to our needs.
We all thoroughly enjoyed all the accommodation they booked and the daily cycle maps were a great help. Would highly recommend them to any family group wanting to do alps to ocean without the hassle of organising everything!!!
Written 18 June 2018
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Hi Paul, thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure having yo u and the family ride with The Jollie Biker on the Alps2Ocean trail. Happy to hear you all enjoyed it so much, but then was clear when we saw you all...think you would all have fun anywhere. Cheers Jude
Written 2 July 2018
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Tony M
Oxford, UK8 contributions
First class service on the A2O with the Jollie Biker
Mar 2018 • Couples
We did the A2O during a 6 week visit to NZ from the UK. The trip will take 5 or 6 days and was organised through the Jollie Biker by relatives in New Zealand. The trip is a must for anyone visiting with time and a reasonable level of fitness. We had excellent accommodation and great support from Jude. A small problem with 1 bike was sorted quickly (we got a replacement bike). We had great advice on where to eat and what to do at the various stops along the way. Wonderful scenery including a fun helicopter ride at the start. Much of the trip off road. Great fun.
Written 9 May 2018
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Thank you Tony, greatly appreciate your review. Was lovely to have Orlagh, Nicky, Pryor and yourself do the Alps2Ocean ride with The Jollie Biker. Happy it was a memorable part of your visit to New Zealand.
Written 10 May 2018
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yv0nneh55
Blenheim, New Zealand1 contribution
A2O with The Jollie Biker
Mar 2018 • Friends
Big Thanks to Jude, Shell and Stu whom provided over and above excellent service, we contacted Jude by email she booked all accommodation, stored our vehicle and shuttled us back early to Twizel to enable us to return home to Blenheim the same day. Value for money 100% Service 100% plus. Would certainty recommend The Jolly Biker to biking friends.
Written 23 April 2018
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kyd469
Hamilton, New Zealand1 contribution
Alps to Ocean (A2O) with The Jollie Biker
Apr 2018 • Friends
Fantastic ride with awesome organization and daily support from the Jollie Biker (esp Shell and Jude)
Good bikes, good accommodation and food Stunning views
Can’t fault them.
Written 17 April 2018
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Thank you Chris, so happy you all enjoyed your ride. Despite the inclement weather, but nothing like a bit of a challenge. Hope to see you all again some day. Take care
Written 18 April 2018
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