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Planet Bike - Day Tours
Ranked #13 of 56 Tours in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Planet Bike is a small, friendly company, based in the action packed centre of the North Island - Rotorua! We've been renting out mountain bikes for hire in the Redwoods for years. Our bike fleet comprises quality mountain bikes, 27 speed with alloy frame, disc brakes and front suspension. Professionally maintained. Full suspensions also available.
Chicago, IL
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“Believe the reviews! Great experience & company!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

If you’re a veteran mountain biker, you probably already know about this place. If you’re a beginner interested in learning, you should get to know this place. The trails are close and graded by skill level, maps are provided, gear repair is available and rentals are comprehensive. As newbies, we were given perfectly sized bikes and helmets, a map with recommended routes based on our skill level and interest, sussed out through a conversation, and rode out on an otherwise busy Saturday afternoon with the proprietor for a short “test-ride” during which he assessed our skill level and gave us personalized tips to make our ride more comfortable, safe, and fun.

The trails were amazingly fun and the view beautiful, but I think we enjoyed even more given the full support and training we received. Go to Planet Bike – do not stop at the closer to the main road option – keep driving to Planet Bike.

Visited March 2014
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“Your best MTB holiday ever starts and ends at Planet Bike!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

Planet Bike hooked me up with a riding group, picked us up from and dropped us off to the airport, helped us with bike builds, arranged and fitted replacements for broken or missing gear and bikes, gave us awesome trail advice, arranged superb and friendly guides when we wanted them, transported us to and from our away rides, fed us almost every day, satisfied our coffee needs, gave us a home to hang at before, after and even in between hitting the trails and had us smiling and laughing from the moment we arrived until we went home. I'm sure there's more but it's hard to remember all the details when they did so much for us. Everything, including transfers, our away trips, lunches most days, snacks when we wanted them, etc, cost less than $300 for eight days but the value it added to our holiday was immeasurable. Plus we made some lifelong friends. I'd recommend Planet Bike to anyone heading to Rotorua whether it's for a day or a week. Just drop in and say hi!

Visited February 2014
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
“It doesnt get any better than this !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

This is the 2nd year we have been to Rotorua and on both occasions have used Planet Bike.
Their expertise in putting together a great week in out of this world.
Always flexible with nothing being a problem. The workshop facilities and knowledge of Ed are incredible. The location is in my opinion spot on.
The Lamb and Mint Sauce tours we have had will forever leave lasting memories and the friendships made with the PB crew will always remain. This place goes the extra mile and that is rare in this industry these days.

Dont go past the best when deciding on Rotorua. We will be back again for sure..

Visited February 2014
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
“Great Service, Great Bikes.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

They fit us in at the end of the day when they could have told us to go away and closed up shop.

Really friendly staff and the bikes they hired us were great, well maintained and everything worked.

Thanks Guys.

Visited January 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“Free bike hire :-)))”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

The reason I say FREE bike hire is because the advice was worth the $35 I paid for bike hire anyway. This park is huge and Sam knows every inch of it. These people understand that it's about a total experience and you can't experieince Rotorua mountain biking without popping in to see these guys.

Visited January 2014
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