Bike The Wineries Full Day Tour Queenstown

Highlights

  • Receive exclusive deals at the wineries along the cycle trail

  • A fun way to spend the day outdoors with friends

  • Ideal for active travelers who also enjoy good food and drink

Summary

This full day self-guided Bike The Wineries Tour begins with a pickup from our central Queenstown meeting point and a scenic and informative transfer to the quaint historic gold-mining village of Arrowtown. After bike fitting, a trail and winery briefing and a few local tips from our knowledgeable driver/guide, you free to enjoy brunch or a coffee at one of the many great cafes or just jump straight into your self-guided ride along the beautiful Arrow River Trail till it meets the Kawarau River, ride the original Miners Trail that crosses the Kawarau Suspension Bridge, the home of the world famous bungy jump and the beginning of the Gibbston Valley of vines. From Bungy you continue on to bike at your leisure the Gibbston River Trail using our informative trail map to visit as many of the 6-plus wineries, cheesery and micro brewery linked throughout this easy riding trail. Enjoy a relaxed lunch stop en-route or picnic at one of the many wineries along the way. At the end of your day exploring the wineries, we'll pick you up from Gibbston Tavern, or another prearranged winery - just call us if you choose to bike further down the valley and we'll collect you for your relaxing vehicle transfer back to Queenstown. It couldn't be easier - and we'll even pick up any wine purchases you make throughout the day! Distances biked vary from 9.5 miles to 13.75 miles (15kms to 22kms). All trails are purpose built, easy to moderate grade and off-road, with only direct road crossing between wineries.

Tour info

Duration
8 hours
Group Size
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Meeting Point
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Why take this tour?

If you enjoy the freedom of independent travel and the convenience of guided tours, then this winery biking tour from Queenstown offers the best of both worlds. You’ll be conveniently dropped off at the starting point, with your provided bikes and helmets, so you don’t need to drive yourself. Using your informative trail map you’ll then spend the day touring the historic Arrowtown area, stopping at wineries as you wish, and going at your own pace.

What’s included?

  • Exclusive winery deals

  • Central Queenstown hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)

  • Use of bicycle

  • Use of helmet

  • Transport to start and from finish

  • Food and drinks

  • Wine tastings

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 8h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

Around The Basin is a well established, locally owned company who pride themselves on offering a personalised service for all your biking needs on the Queenstown Trails, choose from Supported and Guided Cycle Adventures or simply Bike Hire or our Bike Shuttle Service that operates within the Wakatipu Basin. Around The Basin is owned by long term Queenstown locals Steve Norton and Lisa Cooper who are passionate about biking with over 20 years of involvement in the adventure tourism industry in Queenstown. Around The Basin has tailored a number of different cycle packages. Our target market is Grade 1 to 2 riders wanting a quality biking experience in one of the most beautiful areas of New Zealand renowned for its spectacular scenery. We operate on purpose built Cycle Trails which wander through the basin, past two lakes, three river gorges, historic Arrowtown, the wine area of Gibbston Valley and countless mountain ranges. The purpose built trails that ATB utilise are all off road.

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