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Tour 1 - Easy Cheesy

½ Day Cycling Adventure

Embark on a delightful half-day cycling adventure along the Hauraki Rail Trail from Thames to the renowned Matatoki Cheese Barn—a journey suitable for all.

Savor a leisurely ride through the picturesque Hauraki countryside, culminating in a delightful lunch at the Matatoki Cheese Barn, where you can relish your meal while observing their charming Alpacas and a variety of birds.

Indulge in a light lunch, with options ranging from delectable pizzas to enticing cheese platters. Following this, enjoy a relaxed return ride back to Thames along the same scenic route.

Duration: 3-4 hours (comfortable), covering a total distance of 24 km round trip.

Fitness level: Suitable for individuals with low to moderate fitness levels.

Group size: Minimum of 2 people.


We recommend doing the tour on an Electric Bike. We will fit you on the bikes before you leave the shop. Full instructions will be given on how to use an e-bike and there is an opportunity to try one in case you are unsure about how to ride them or if you want to use an e-bike. Standard bikes such as mountain bikes are also available to use.

Included Services:

  • Bike Hire incl. instructions for half day

  • Helmet & Lock Hire

  • Map and travel tips

  • Meal voucher for Matatoki Cheese Barn

  • Panniers are included on request


  • E-Bike: NZ$ 139 pp

  • Standard bike: NZ$ 109/Children up to 12 years NZ$ 99 pp

  • Optional: Half day tour guide, NZ$ 200 per group

Our tour pricing is based on a minimum of two people, with discounts available for larger groups. Additionally, JollyBikes ensures customer satisfaction with our price matching guarantee against comparable tours from competitors.

Rental Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum age for renting e-bikes is 18 years and experience with cycling, however children under 18 maybe able to use the e-bikes provided they meet the minimum rider size for the bike. Adult guidance is required for children under 18.

  • Half day: 4 hours in total, no reservations possible in advance (bike hire only).

  • Monday - Friday hires must be returned before 1:30pm. Saturdays hires must be returned before 1:30pm. Not possible on Sundays.

  • Optional accidental damage insurance: Standard bikes incur a fee of $10 per day, while e-bikes are subject to a $15 per day charge.

  • Surcharge for usage on mountain bike tracks: 50% of standard price (due to more intensive cleaning requirements and higher wear and tear).

  • One way hire (on request) only to Paeroa $100 per bike; any other location a relocation fee of $100 - $205 applies.

  • Discount for rentals: 4+ days: 15% off total price

  • Public holiday surcharge extra $30 per booking

  • Bike availability may vary.

  • For full Terms & Conditions click here.