Reviews

New Zealand's leading adventure biking company since 1996

Happy Natural High clients

Here’s what some of our past clients have said about cycling with us:

 

“I hired a bike from Natural High for the Lake Taupo Challenge. It went like clockwork. The staff were very helpful and the bike was exactly what I wanted. Dropped the bike off after the ride and left happy. I would recommend this company for any bike hire and help with your trip”. – Mark 

“Very friendly professional service, and the team went over and above the call of duty to ensure I had a bike for my three day ride around Banks Peninsular. The bike was in excellent condition and exactly what I needed to tackle the journey which was everything from blazing sunshine on flat rail trail to high wind, hills, fog and gravel. The panniers were easy to use and clip on and off and were completely waterproof for when mother nature rained down. Could not fault anything – other than the weather!” – Tracy

“I don’t cycle but needed an adventure so I picked up a bike from these guys in Queenstown and headed south with only an idea of where I wanted to go an a deadline to be in Christchurch in 20 days. Along the way I had the adventure of a lifetime, pushed myself harder than I thought I could, and made lots of great friends who influenced my trip tremendously. Big thanks to Natural Nigh for making this possible!” – Dylan

“I’d just like to say that the Alps 2 Ocean tour was just about the most amazing experience I’ve ever had. We were blessed with good weather every day, and food and lodgings were great. But most of all, the people who were on tour with me were awesome company, and we had two absolutely fantastic guides. Although nothing could have prepared me for the mixed terrain we rode on (there were quite a number of hills!), once I got the hang of it, I never did want to stop. I love the sport of cycling, and New Zealand is my favourite place in this world, so it was a dream come true to be riding in such a beautiful country amid breath-taking views.

It was definitely difficult saying our goodbyes on our last day together. It’s been more than a month since I came home, but I still think of our trip every single day. I might have mentioned to you that I like to write about my experiences. But words have failed me this time. I’m still struggling to find words to articulate the entire experience. It goes without saying that it’s had quite a profound impact on me, and the memories are definitely here to stay for a long time to come. – Priscilla Chua, 6 day Alps 2 Ocean Guided Cycle Tour.

“Thank you for making the most spectacular part of our honeymoon so easy to plan!”
– Jules & Kali, 5 day Christchurch to Queenstown Self-Guided Cycle Tour.

“Just wanted to let you know the Alps 2 Ocean cycling tour was fantastic. Ross and Jan were awesome guides and all the folks that were on the tour were amazing. Some of us really hit it off and we endeavor to keep in touch and perhaps coordinate to do another cycling tour.

Personally, it was really rewarding to have completed the number of kms on a bike and experience the South Island. It’s unbelievable how different the scene is down south compared to the North Island. I enjoyed it so much that I’m keen to live it up while this long summer sun continues and tick off the parts of the South Island I didn’t get a chance to see on the tour: the west and upper South Island. Arthur’s pass, Abel Tasman, Nelson…

So once again, thanks heaps for helping me organize my last minute New Year trip. It was awesome to experience the outdoors. I’m totally hooked now and will be looking out for the next chance to get on a bike or put on my hiking boots and do it again! :)”
– Soona Lee, 5 day Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Tour.

“I just wanted to let you know that I had a fantastic time on the tour with Pete and Liam. It is definitely an awesome way to see NZ. Thank you for your help and a wonderful experience.”
– Wendy Lee, 5 day Milford Sound Cycle Tour.

“Thanks for being awesome! Had a great time riding around Christchurch 🙂 thanks for the help and flexibility in renting a bike … My friend Caroline is returning my rental to you today! Thanks again I’ll definitely be recommending your company to all I can!”
– Kailyn Sundby, mountain biking Christchurch.

“The folks at Natural High are super nice and helped make my stay in Christchurch one that I will never forget. Even though I was coming in from the U.S., they made arranging and picking up the bike smooth and easy, and communicated well through the entire transaction. They were incredibly accommodating when I had a change of plans and needed them to pick up the bike at the end of my trip. On top of that, the cycling around Christchurch is epic and should not be missed by any cyclist visiting the area. Thanks again for a great experience! Chip.”
– Jesse ‘Chip’ Jones, road biking Christchurch.

“Had a fantastic time. The bikes were excellent and gave us no problems at all. Rides were great. Particularly enjoyed the Hokatika wilderness trail with lunch at Cowboy Paradise! Will be recommending your company to all and sundry back here in Oz. Thanks again, Michael.”
– Michael Maine, self-guided West Coast Wilderness tour.

“We are a family of four and, along with two other families, we cycled the first three days of the Alps 2 Ocean trail at Easter. This trip was organised through, and guided by, the guys at Natural High. We had an amazing holiday and we cannot recommend Natural High “highly” enough. Organising the trip was easy and seamless through Andy and Sandra in Christchurch. Natural High provided great bikes and riding gear, and organised superb accommodation and food. Our two guides, Brent and Liam, were outstanding. They were both incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, and were easily able to alter our proposed itinerary to take account of weather conditions and just generally, what we wanted. It just leaves us now to work out where our next cycling holiday in NZ is going to be!!”
– Jenny, Auckland, 3-day Alps 2 Ocean Tour.

“Your service was great, your bike was perfect and just what I wanted for the race and your price is very reasonable. Definitely will recommend your company to any friends that come from overseas and want a bike.”
– Wendy McMillan

“Bikes provided by Natural High are first quality and the staff very professional and helpful. We feel very grateful. Good job!”
– MarĂ­a González

“Craigieburn and Wharfedale track! Wharfedale is one of the best rides I’ve done ever, really amazing, and Craigieburn has a great and thrilling singletrack, and a very funny downhill. And both were so far away of everybody, wild and quiet. It’s impossible to prepare a perfect trip, but you are so close to doing it. Very friendly also and with a high amount of knowledge of riding places and MTB. You can enjoy riding and discovering the island, all in one!!! Thanks Andy and all your team.”
– Jorge, Spain, You Drive Self Guided Mountain Bike Tour

“The cycle tour was great, the weather not too bad and the guide and the group was fantastic. The group had the best size (7) and New Zealand is a great country. The organisation of the tour and the flexibility was excellent. It’s the best way to explore New Zealand for bike enthusiasts.”
– Andreas, Switzerland, Cycle Tour, 19 Day Road Tour Christchurch to Auckland.

“Natural High has had a considerable share on making my trip across New Zealand a memorable one. Their outstanding responsiveness and professionalism regarding customer inquiries has convinced me to choose them in the first place and it turned out that it was exactly the right decision.”
– Ralf, Austria, Cycle Hire.

“It was the most amazing experience of my life – I never enjoyed such highs and felt such energy as I did while in New Zealand!”
– Sara, USA, Cycle Tour, 10 Day Road Tour Christchurch to Queenstown T3.

“Just wanted to thank you for your help and for being part of one of the greatest biking experiences I ever had NZ is gorgeous. Your service was very good and thanks for all the guidance. Biking NZ South Island is the greatest experience I ever had. Great roads, amazing landscapes, friendly people, safe, good facilities to stay in, great service, fun things to do. Doing the South loop (Christchurch- Lake Tekapo-Quenstown-Wanaka Lake- Haast- Fox and Franz Joseph Glaciers- Greymouth and taking the train to Chch) is a great tour with a huge variety of landscape, from flat lands, lakes, mountains, glaciers, beach, sleepy towns or very active like Queenstown… it has it all. Plus I managed to do the bungee in Queenstown and sky dived in Wanaka.. wow, I could not have asked for more. As I said I am very thankful for your very efficient, fast and great service. Thank you!”
– Miguel, Guatemala, Cycle Hire.

“My tour was an absolutely great way to get to know the South Island of NZ! All the destinations were beautiful and the cycling was appropriately challanging and rewarding! Our tour guide was an interesting and well informed person about NZ. Correspondence on the internet was very helpful. Kay went out of her way to help with accommodation for my daughter as well (she was not part of the bike tour).”
– Bruce, USA, Cycle Tour, 10 Day Road Tour Christchurch to Queenstown T1.

“This is an experience of a lifetime. While not an easy trek, the sights absorbed from the seat of a bicycle can never compare to those seen from an automobile. Every sense is pleasured with the sounds of birds and the rushing water as well as the scents of the forest and blooming shrubs. Around every bend nature revealed herself to be even more spectacular. People along the way were extremely kind and supportive. They imparted a history of the land and an insight into a different culture.”
– Sandy, USA, Cycle Hire and Tour, 10 Day Self Guided Road Tour Queenstown to Christchurch.

“Natural High were just awesome, organising everything online – all questions answered. A brilliant coach on Tuesday. Bike was good and there waiting for me. Ability to organise a last minute bike for another person. Ease of pick up and drop off.”
– Liz, Australia, Cycle Hire and Skills Training.

In the news

 

Our antics have made the headlines a few times! Take a read through some of our print media reviews and news from the last few years…

Online articles

 

Lake Taupo, NZ: Journey to Mordor, Cyclist Magazine.

11 Places To Go In 2014, CNN.com.

Rotorua: The Road’s Your Oyster, The New Zealand Herald.

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