Half Day Bike Tour of Arrow River Trail

Highlights

  • Cover 9 miles (15 km.) of mostly flat terrain

  • See a quiet and beautiful part of Central Otago

  • Includes bike rental, transport, and a wine tasting

Summary

Meet a driver at your Queenstown accommodations or in town (depending on the time and season of tour), then transfer to Arrowtown to start the Arrow River Bridges bike route. You’ll be fitted with a comfortable mountain bike and get detailed instructions for the ride before setting out on a trail that follows the Arrow and Kawarau River gorges. Cross three suspension bridges as you ride, including one that’s famous for bungee jumping—pause to check out the jumpers along the way. Every 3 miles (5 km.), the support vehicle will meet the Arrow River Bridges trail so you can stock up on water or rest your legs.

The Arrow River Bridges ride concludes in the Gibbston Valley, called the “valley of the vines” for a landscape of lush, rolling vineyards. Toast the end of your ride with a wine tasting, then return to Queenstown in the support vehicle.

Tour info

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

Ride the Arrow River Bridges bike route on a supported, independent cycling trip from Queenstown that explores the historic mining community of Arrowtown, country lanes, and a Gibbston Valley winery. The booking takes care of every detail, including bike rental, trail maps, and a support vehicle, but you’ll have the freedom to set your own pace throughout the day, finishing with a wine tasting before the return shuttle to Queenstown.

What’s included?

  • Latest model hardtail mountain bike and helmet

  • Central Queenstown hotel/motel pick ups on morning tour

  • Vehicle support at designated points throughout your ride

  • Knowledgeable local support driver meeting you enroute

  • Water

  • Wine tasting

  • Detailed trail map

  • Hotel pickup not available for summer afternoon tours.

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 4h

  • 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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