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Wanaka Bike Guides

15 Scaife Place, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 21 919 468
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Perfect River Ride

Scott picked three of us up at our lodging in Wanaka for an afternoon ride along the Cluthe River... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
BamaClark
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Great customized Mountain Bike (MTB) Ride

If you are a novice MTB rider or a skilled one and just looking for a fun guided ride around the... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Robert M
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We are a team of passionate, friendly bike enthusiasts who love nothing better than showing you around our beautiful Lake Wanaka location. All our biking guides are long term Wanaka locals who are expert riders who will ensure you have a great time on your biking tour. Let Wanaka Bike Guides take the hassle out of your biking trip. We organise everything for you, bike, helmet, safety gear and logistics. We supply snacks and drinks and full meals on our overnight adventures. Wanaka Bike Guides has a tour suitable for everyone - from beginner bikers and families to expert single track mountain bikers. We also offer a number of unique mountain biking tours into the NZ backcountry. Some combining a lake boat cruise and other overnight adventures based from a remote NZ highcountry station. Come biking with Wanaka's premier bike guiding company.
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15 Scaife Place, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Scott picked three of us up at our lodging in Wanaka for an afternoon ride along the Cluthe River. The ride was a perfect mix of mostly “green” trail with just a bit of “blue” mixed in. Ranging in age from 18 to 55, we’re...More

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Scott W, Owner at Wanaka Bike Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Hi BamaClark, Thanks for your great review. It was a real pleasure guiding you and your family on this track. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the ride. I have some great photos that I'll share with you soon. All the best, thanks for coming and...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

If you are a novice MTB rider or a skilled one and just looking for a fun guided ride around the lake area or to wineries, then Wanaka Bike Guides is a great choice. Scott, the director and head guide, is a really nice person,...More

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Scott W, Owner at Wanaka Bike Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Hi Robert M, Thanks so much for your great review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the ride as much as we did. We are really fortunate to have such great riding and scenery around here. We look forward to riding again with you in the...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

At the morning of the tour, I was unfortunatelly not feeling very well. Fortunatelly for me Wanaka Bike Guides is very service minded and were able to suggest a different route that was far less demanding. The new route was still very beautiful and our...More

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Scott W, Owner at Wanaka Bike Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Hi TheSaxGuy, Thanks for reviewing us. I'm really pleased that the tour we suggested worked out well for you. We're very lucky to have such beautiful scenery, great guides and amazing tracks to ride on. I hope you felt better after the ride. All the...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Our family recently went on a couple of hours bike ride around Wanaka. We loved it! Scott was awesome. He was so easy to deal with and the bikes were first class. The best part of the trip though was the scenery around Wanaka. Simply...More

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Scott W, Owner at Wanaka Bike Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Hi Robert M, Thanks for your review. It was a real pleasure showing you and your family some of our great trails and scenery. Hopefully you have acquired the mountain bike addiction! All the best for the coming year, and we hope to see you...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

We went out with Scott from Wanaka bike guides this week , a really cool way to see the area. Scott is a really great guide really knowledgeable . We did the easy river side bike ride at Lake Hawea which was really pretty and...More

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Scott W, Owner at Wanaka Bike Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Hi Kay C, Thanks for taking the time to review us. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the ride. We are spoilt for choice around here. Look forward to guiding you again sometime. All the best.

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Reviewed 7 May 2017

A great couple of hours riding along the Cluthe River. It was like a private tour with just my son and I. Our guides Scott and Richard were great. A few steep-ish hills to get up. Scott took the lead so my 15 y/o son...More

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wanakawinetours, Owner at Wanaka Bike Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Hi Matt T, Thanks for reviewing Wanaka Bike Guides. It was great to meet you and your son on our guided ride. I'm pleased you enjoyed the tour, and we'll take on board your comments about getting to know the bikes beforehand. Thanks again, and...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Scott took us off road and guided us through parts of Wanaka we would never have seen otherwise (on or off of bikes). Both Scott and his colleague, John, were incredibly knowledgable, gracious and safety conscious. Our family of 5, ages 21-55, had an amazing...More

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wanakawinetours, Owner at Wanaka Bike Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Hi jencoll2017, Thanks for your great review. It was a real pleasure meeting you and your family, and showing you that Mountain Biking doesn't always have to be scary! You all did extremely well, and I'm hoping that I may have converted you to Mountain...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

What an experience! A truly unique way to see stunning Lake Wanaka and the surrounding area! Plenty of stops to take in the breath taking views and just enough adventure on the track to make it super fun! Scott and his team were brilliant guides...More

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wanakawinetours, Owner at Wanaka Bike Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Hi andrea0nair, Thanks for taking the time to review Wanaka Bike Guides. We really enjoyed our time out with you and Andy. So pleased you enjoyed the tour. We're pretty lucky to have such great scenery and riding around here. Hope to see you again...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2017

We had a wonderful (and very adequate) trail and time with Scott! We were a group of 6, ages 10 to 65, and everything worked out smoothly and joyfully.More

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wanakawinetours, Owner at Wanaka Bike Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2017

Hi Guilherme C, Thanks for taking the time to review Wanaka Bike Guides. It was lovely to take your family out on a ride recently. Everyone did very well. We are fortunate to have some really great riding around here. Hope you all got home...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2017

What a guide should be! Great equipment. In-depth knowledge of the area. Safety conscious. Understanding of our needs, wants, and capabilities. And ultimately, just great folks to hang with. The absolutely provided us with the superior, memorable experience we were looking for.More

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wanakawinetours, Owner at Wanaka Bike Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

Hi Michael C, Thanks for taking the time to review Wanaka Bike Guides. I'm really happy that you were so pleased with your tours. Was really nice to meet you both. Look forward to catching up some time in Arizona. All the best and keep...More

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