Skip to content

Ride to the Sky Queenstown

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 13 reviews.Queenstown, New Zealand

Check local COVID-19 related recommendations or restrictions before booking.

In-person Airbnb Experiences are available in this region. Please review and follow local COVID-19 related recommendations or restrictions. Learn More

Experience hosted by Shay

3 hours
Includes transportation, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

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 me.

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.
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 me.

Learn abo…

Shay's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
Learn more

What's included

  • Transportation
    A top of the line French-made, pedal assisted eBike will be supplied.
  • Equipment
    Helmet, gloves, daypack if needed can be supplied
From $105
/ person
Wed, Sep 30
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$105 per person
$105 per person

Meet your host, Shay

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 13 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Kia ora, my name is Shay,
After years of Mountain biking, I first discovered eBikes on a trip to the US. An avid adventurer I was determined to get my own eBike and begin pushing it to the limits, keen to discover the full potential of this exciting emerging technology.
I started posting videos and images of my eBiking adventures online and my friends were blown away by the breath-taking footage.
With years of experience working in Queenstown’s tourism industry, extensive knowledge of local trails and an unsurpassed passion for eBiking, I love taking people off the beaten track and showing guests the real New Zealand.
“To see that look on someones face when they reach the top of a mountain is priceless"
Kia ora, my name is Shay,
After years of Mountain biking, I first discovered eBikes on a trip to the US. An avid adventurer I was determined to get my own eBike and begin pushing it to the limits, keen to discover the full potential of this exciting emerging technology.
I started posting videos and images of my eBiking adventures online and my friends were blown away by the breath-taking footage.
With years of experience working in Queenstown’s tourism industry, extensive knowled…
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app. Learn more

Where you'll be

The Tour will start and finish in Frankton (The Barn/Buzz Stop Hansen Road) 5 minutes from the airport. You'll be given an introduction to eBiking, a quick briefing of the trail and fitted with safety equipment. You'll pass Lake Johnson, Tuckers Beach and through a working farm to the start of the 749-meter climb. (remember you're on an eBike so climbing hills is easier than ever)

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

Nuan
September 2020
I have enjoyed the most wonderful bike tour capturing exquisite sights in Queenstown. The whole experience was made possible for me as I had the most caring and patient guide, Shay. I felt so comfortable from the start of the tour until the finish. Shay, you certainly made my holiday. Thank you for your kindness throughout the tour. Thank you also for those memorable pictures and videos you took. This is one holiday I will never forget. Much appreciated and I will definitely be recommending this tour to my friends. Thank you so much again for everything. Nuan
I have enjoyed the most wonderful bike tour capturing exquisite sights in Queenstown. The whole experience was made possible for me as I had the most caring and patient guide, Sh…
Tyler
August 2020
One of the better experiences I've had in New Zealand...and that is really saying something considering all of the beauty and options here!
Anne-Maree
March 2020
Having never been on an E bike Shay made the experience very enjoyable with sufficient pre ride training in the car park, before the awesome ascent along the track and UP the mountain. Constantly, Shay was teaching and offering support along the ride regarding gear choice and power level. It was mostly “turbo” for me! The views along the way were spectacular. However, the view from the top over Queenstown and surrounds made the trip totally worthwhile. Shay’s talk about the history was really interesting too. The follow up videos and photos from Shay (free of charge) was an added bonus. I would highly recommend this trip if you’re in Queenstown. I’d do it again. Loved it.
Having never been on an E bike Shay made the experience very enjoyable with sufficient pre ride training in the car park, before the awesome ascent along the track and UP the mount…
Sam
February 2020
This was a fantastic experience that I would recommend to bikers of most levels of experience with opportunities for a more experienced cyclist to ride how they want but novice riders get guidance they need. The guides were great and friendly and I would recommend this experience to anyone looking for an interesting half day out.
This was a fantastic experience that I would recommend to bikers of most levels of experience with opportunities for a more experienced cyclist to ride how they want but novice rid…
Victoria
February 2020
FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC! Wow! Some of the most amazing views and one of a kind experience! Cannot recommend enough! Shay and Simon were wonderful hosts- loved spending my morning with them. And on top of everything else, at the end of the tour, we got an album of photos AS WELL AS a video documenting the whole thing included. (WHAT?! *See below for a a few of these photos.) I feel so lucky to have taken this tour. For adventure seekers/outdoor lovers- it’s a must do! Thank you Shay and Simon- you made my stay in Queenstown extra special. Just a quick suggestion- as it says in the notes, this tour is for intermediate and advanced bikers. So before booking, ensure you are fairly confident on a bike. (There are some steep downhills.)
FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC! Wow! Some of the most amazing views and one of a kind experience! Cannot recommend enough! Shay and Simon were wonderful hosts- loved spending my morning with…
Carolyn
February 2020
An amazing experience!! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area! I had never mountain biked before and they made it so easy! The scenery was absolutely beautiful and I learned a lot about the area!! Shay also took some really amazing photos throughout our trip and sent them to me only a few hours after! Overall a great day:)
An amazing experience!! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area! I had never mountain biked before and they made it so easy! The scenery was absolutely beaut…

Choose from available dates

1 available

Activity advisory

Expert industry partners
Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

This eTour is for the confident/intermediate bike rider, not for the novice rider.
Be smart, dress for suitable weather.

What to bring

Closed toe footwear

Rain Jacket