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“Amazing Experience”

Revolution Tours - Pedal to Paradise
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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.
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Matt and Kate were excellent hosts! We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and recommend it to anyone planning a visit to Queenstown. The riding was an excellent mix of being escorting and having informative conversation about the area and being left alone (we were the only people on the tour that day) to enjoy the scenery ourselves. Lunch was excellent! Hiking a portion of the Rees-Dart at the end was also a good experience and ended in a beautiful location. Thank you Matt and Kate for one of our favorite experiences during our 3-week trip to New Zealand!

Thank mstiwin
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RevolutionTours, Owner at Revolution Tours - Pedal to Paradise, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2013

Hi there, thanks so much for your glowing review. It really means a lot to us, especially as you mentioned our trip as one of your favourite parts of your NZ trip. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Q'town. Thanks again, Matt & Kate

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Reviewed January 31, 2013

The four day Riding the Paradise Trail was the most amazing holiday. Superbly organised and guided by Matt and Kate. Fabulous food staying at beautifully restored historic homesteads. The cycling was fun with superb views around every corner, and was made easier by the provision of comfortable bikes and the knowledge that support was at hand if needed . The trip had much variety and a days walk on the Routeburn added to the WOW factor. We would highly recommend this trip to anyone who loves exploring NZ South Island scenery in an active way and values having it guided and supported in a friendly, unobtrusive manner.

Thank ChristinePC
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RevolutionTours, Owner at Revolution Tours - Pedal to Paradise, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2013

Thank you so much for your glowing review, we certainly aim to exceed expectations so we're really pleased we were able to achieve that. Thanks again, Matt & Kate

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

We really appreciated Matt and Kate's attention to detail - their careful planning, knowledge of the area, friendliness and sense of humour made it a memorable four days. It was perfect for our age group (sixties/seventies) - each day was very different and it was great to have the mix of biking and walking. The accommodation was perfect - the highlight being the two nights at Paradise. Unfortunately the delicious food provided means that you don't lose weight! There was so much to see and do during the four days and the photos are great reminders of the spectacular scenery. We would thoroughly recommend this experience - it's something we won't forget.

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RevolutionTours, Owner at Revolution Tours - Pedal to Paradise, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2013

HI Jenni, thanks for your awesome review, we're really pleased you all enjoyed yourselves. If the only complaint was that we feed you too well we're stoked! Thanks again, Matt & Kate

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

My wife and I were in Queenstown for a few days after Christmas and didnt want to miss out on all the outdoors had to offer. We were so glad that we found Matt and Kate, their tour made our trip unforgettable. They are two of the nicest people we've ever met and spent the whole day riding with us, hiking, and even going for a quick swim.

We did the day pedal to paradise trip, and Matt and Kate took care of everything from coffee in the moring, to an amazing picnic lunch, and even snacks on the way.
Matt took his time riding with us to make sure the pace was comfortable, and stopped along the ride to point out Lord of the Rings film sites, tell stories, and help up take pictures.

To keep things short, dont miss out on this opportunity. The scenery is absolutley amazing, and you end up being in locations were these isn't another person for miles. The price is absolutely worth it, and if you ask me, cheap for what you get.

Matt and Kate are extremly professional, had tons of safety gear and training just in case the worst came up, and providided an easy going day with tons of fun conversation.

Thanks again Matt and Kate!

-Neil and Renishta

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RevolutionTours, Owner at Revolution Tours - Pedal to Paradise, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2013

Hi guys
Thanks so much for your amazing review. We're really pleased you enjoyed your trip. It was great cycling with you & getting to know you both. Hope the rest of your holiday was just as awesome! Cheers, Matt & Kate

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

I was only in Queenstown for a short time and really wanted to do this trip. Matt & Kate were very accommodating, and made sure I didnt miss out. A truly fabulous ride, great hosts and spectacular scenery - what more could I want? Thank you so much Matt & Kate, it was the highlight of my brief trip and I can't wait to come back and see more. Cheers! Michelle :-)

Thank Michelle B
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RevolutionTours, Owner at Revolution Tours - Pedal to Paradise, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2013

Hi Michelle, Thanks so much for your glowing review. We're really glad to hear you enjoyed yourself and look forward to cycling with you again sometime. Thanks again, Matt & Kate

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