We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Sensational cycling and scenery”

Revolution Tours - Pedal to Paradise
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Traverse the western shores of Lake Wakatipu and into Mt Aspiring National Park . Let Revolution Tours take you on Queenstowns original fully guided and supported luxury biking and walking tour. After a day of riding in spectacular surroundings you will enjoy a hearty gourmet dinner and perhaps a good wine (or two!). Following that you may choose to rest your weary limbs in front of the fire or soak in the hot tub. Then happily drift off to sleep in one of the quality historic lodges along the trail and wake refreshed for another day of adventure. Because you deserve it. All luggage is transported by our support vehicle to the following nights destination. This leaves you free to enjoy your ride and walk without the extra weight of all your personal belongings. When riding you can cycle at your own pace along mainly flat and rolling farm and back country roads knowing that all your luggage is taken care of. Your experienced guides are there riding with you, on hand to share local knowledge, take spectacular photos and to fix those unfortunate flat tyres! We take the hassle out of your tour planning by taking care of all aspects of your tour. Everything is included in the price of our tours except 'over the bar' drinks. You just decide you want to come along and we take care of the rest. We love this part of New Zealand and can't wait to share this secret paradise with you.
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Sensational cycling and scenery”
Reviewed April 3, 2012

My husband and I have just returned home after doing the Revolution Tours 4 day trip with 10 friends (all of us over 60) . Some had done a bit of cycling, some like myself had just borrowed a bike the week before for a practise pedal around the block before heading to Queenstown.
Matt picked us up from the hotel and took us into the park where Kate had sized the bikes according to our heights. They gave us safety instructions and an outline of what to expect and then we jumped on the Earnslaw for a wonderful trip across the lake to Walter Peak Station where scones and jam and coffee were provided. Yum! Then it was onto the bikes and off. We were blessed with great weather and the scenery is truly the best in the world. Kate and Matt supplied a hearty lunch and snacks along the way and the evening was spent in the lovely house at Kinloch where we were served a most terrific venison casserole followed by chocolate tart. Funnily enough we were a little tired and had an early night. The next days cycle was again fabulous and a bit flatter and we ended our day at the most perfect Paradise Lodge....well it would be perfect wouldn't it? Glorious old homestead with excellent accommodation. We were taken into Glenorchy for great pizza and enjoyed a most convivial night. On our return to the homestead there were deer grazing under the chestnut tree. Perfect end to a perfect day. Day 3 we walked into the Routeburn. 2 hours in and 2 hours out. Spectacular! That evening Chef Glinnie and her very jolly helper came and cooked for us at Paradise. Wild mushroom soup, leek and potato pies, smoked salmon and lamb, had us all groaning with pleasure. Too much wine (can there be such a thing) and into bed ready for Day 4 which to my mind was possibly the best ride or all. It just filled my soul with gladness. There is something down there in the south that is missing up here in Auckland....something intangible.
How would I rate the whole event? Brilliant! Brilliant guides, scenery, food, attention to detail.
What must you take? Proper bike pants!

Visited April 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank Glenda M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
RevolutionTours, Owner at Revolution Tours - Pedal to Paradise, responded to this review, April 7, 2012
Hi Glenda, thank you so much for your great review. We are so pleased you all enjoyed the trip, we thoroughly enjoyed guiding your group for 4 days of cycling fun. Thanks again, Kate
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

88 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    88
    0
    0
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Charming, brilliant and perfect day”
Reviewed March 16, 2012

Kate and Matt were amazing tour guides. They really make sure everyone is comfortable and safe... And they are both great people! I would tell others to use them without a doubt.

Visited February 2012
Helpful?
Thank Michelle B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
RevolutionTours, Owner at Revolution Tours - Pedal to Paradise, responded to this review, April 7, 2012
Hi Michelle, really great to hear you enjoyed your day in Paradise. It's always a pleasure to guide such a fit, friendly person as yourself. Thanks, Kate
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Queenstown, New Zealand
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great people, great scenery, great fun!”
Reviewed March 14, 2012

My hubbie and I took a trip post Christmas to burn off our excess calories!
The guides are incredibly knowledgeable, great fun and very considerate to the differing levels of biking ability and fitness of the group.

We enjoyed some of the best views the south island has to offer from the seat of our bikes - it was a brilliant day out. I especially liked the commentary on local areas of interest, the gourmet picnic lunch - and REAL plunger coffee for morning tea - what a treat.

What we really liked is that the Matt & Kate, the guides, let everyone ride at their own pace, so everyone could feel challenged if they wanted to, or take it easy. Heaps of fun crossing the few fords - I haven't laughed this much in ages.

I'd recommend the trip to anyone, you don't need to be Lance Armstrong to enjoy this fun day out.

Visited December 2011
Helpful?
Thank Roadtrippers80
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
RevolutionTours, Owner at Revolution Tours - Pedal to Paradise, responded to this review, March 16, 2012
So glad you enjoyed your trip and the coffee! (Great to meet a fellow caffeine addict). Hopefully we'll see you back in GY soon, Kate and Matt
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
1 review
“Day in paradise!”
Reviewed March 11, 2012

My wife and I did the 1 day bike/hike trip. It was an absolutely wonderful day. They run a great program, are very interesting and engaging group leaders. The scenery was spectacular!
I hope to return someday for the 4 day option!

Visited February 2012
Helpful?
Thank Neville B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
RevolutionTours, Owner at Revolution Tours - Pedal to Paradise, responded to this review, March 16, 2012
Hi Neville, we had a great day out showing you Paradise, Really glad you both enjoyed yourselves. Pedal on! Kate and Matt
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Queenstown
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect Ride to Paradise!”
Reviewed March 8, 2012

We had a wonderful tour with Matt as our guide and Lawrence driving the support vehicle. The weather was perfect and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day to ride into Paradise.
We were picked up in Queenstown and driven to Glenorchy with stops for the obligitory photos along the way. We then had a quick caffiene fix in Glenorchy to get us geared up the riding to come. The ride into Paradise must be one of the most stunning bike rides in the world, biking along the unsealed roads that provided the access for some scenes of the Lord of the Rings is just amazing!
Lunch was delicious and provided courtsey of the cafe in Glenorchy, real mountain bikers food! After lunch we biked some more to the road end and had a lovely walk into the Rees/Dart track which was a great way to stretch the legs after all the bike riding.
After finishing our walk we were transfered back to Queenstown for a well deserved sit-down and a beer!
Big thanks to Matt and lawrence for looking after us and ensuring a magical day in Paradise!

Visited March 2012
Helpful?
Thank mthorsty
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
RevolutionTours, Owner at Revolution Tours - Pedal to Paradise, responded to this review, March 16, 2012
Hi Guys, really stoked that you enjoyed yourselves. Hopefully see you in Paradise again sometime, Matt
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Revolution Tours - Pedal to Paradise also viewed

 

Been to Revolution Tours - Pedal to Paradise? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing