Thrifty 4WD rentals now come with extra wheels – in the form of bicycles!

From next month mountain bikes will be available as an extra for Thrifty customers hiring a 4WD vehicle.

Thrifty’s new cycling packages will give customers extra ‘wheels’ and provide exciting opportunities to get off the road and onto the beaten track.

Thrifty Car Rental General Manager Emma Gardiner believes Thrifty’s cycling and rental car combo is the first of its kind for a New Zealand rental car company.

“With the ever growing expansion of the New Zealand Cycle Trail, cycling is a fantastic way for international visitors and locals alike to explore New Zealand.  There has been a growing demand from customers for bike rentals as an additional part of the rental offering so it made sense for us to provide them.

We expect the ease of hiring a car and bikes to appeal to a range of travellers,” said Ms Gardiner.

The mountain bike kits are supplied by Adventure Capital, New Zealand’s leading specialist outdoor recreation hire business. The kit includes a mountain bike, helmet, lock, repair kit, pump and bike carry bag, pre-loaded into the rear of the rental vehicle.

Customers can pick-up from Thrifty’s Christchurch, Queenstown, Wellington and Auckland locations, and conveniently drop-off at any of Thrifty’s 28 locations throughout the country (Terms and conditions apply).

The bikes can be hired in conjunction with Thrifty’s intermediate to larger style 4WDs for rental periods of four days or longer. To ensure maximum comfort only two adults and two mountain bikes are allowed per vehicle.

Tourism New Zealand Chief Executive Kevin Bowler says “cycling is a fantastic way to experience all of our sights, sounds and sensations up close whether it’s on a cycle trail or a more adventurous mountain bike track. More and more people are immersing themselves in New Zealand’s stunning landscapes, diverse trails and local hospitality while on a bike and this is one more way to inspire visitors to make New Zealand a must-cycle holiday destination.”

The 4WDs and bikes can be easily booked online at CC_APP_HOSTNAME  where exclusive

AA Member packages and specials are also available. For more information and terms and conditions please visit – CC_APP_HOSTNAME/specials/cycling


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