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Queenstown Bike tours

Our most recommended Queenstown Bike tours

Arrowtown to Queenstown: Self-Guided Bike Tour

1. Arrowtown to Queenstown: Self-Guided Bike Tour

Head out on a scenic 25-minute drive to Arrowtown. Get set up with your bike, receive trail tips, a map, and a safety briefing and then depart on your independent adventure ride. Explore Arrowtown and grab a coffee before setting off to ride at your leisure along the Arrow River Bridges Trail toward Morven Ferry Intersection. From here, either take a diversion to the Kawarau Bungy or follow the Twin Rivers Trail along the Kawarau and Shotover Rivers to the shores of Lake Wakatipu and onward to Queenstown Bay, where you can return your bike. If you are unsure if you can handle the distance, upgrade to an electric bike for only $50 more and keep the good times rolling.

Arrowtown and Gibbston Valley: Self-Guided Bike Tour

2. Arrowtown and Gibbston Valley: Self-Guided Bike Tour

Enjoy having the team collect you from your accommodation before you cycle from Arrowtown to Gibbston Valley yourselves or get dropped off at Gibbston and explore the area by bike. All staff are locals and will have some top local tips for you. Once you have been fitted to a bike  and are all ready to go, jump on a Hardtail Cruiser bike or Premium E-bike to start the trip at your own pace.  You will be given maps that have all the information you will need to make the most of the trip back to Queenstown. The ride is between 2-20 kilometers: you can choose to be dropped off at Arrowtown for a 20-kilometer ride or at Gibbston Valley for a 2 kilometer ride.  Once in Gibbston Valley, you can stop by a range of award-winning wineries. These include Gibbston Valley, Chard Farm, Peregrine, Mt Rosa, Waitiri Creek/Cargo Brewery, Peregrine, Gibbston Tavern, and Gibbston Valley Cheese experience, to name a few.

Queenstown: Guided Mountain E-bike Tour

3. Queenstown: Guided Mountain E-bike Tour

Ride by e-bike to the top of Grant Peak, 800 meters above sea level overlooking just about all of the Wakatipu Basin. Benefit from this exclusive location and access to the private land, which makes this trail uniquely available with this tour. See the top mountains of the Otago area: The Remarkables (Kawarau), Cecil (Kamo) & Walter (KamoKamo) Peaks, Ben Lomond, Coronet Peak, The Crown Range, Mt Rosa. The Lake Hayes, Lake Johnson, Shotover and Kawarau Rivers, and the famous Wakatipu Lake. Take in all of these natural treasures within a 360-degree view. Learn about the local European history and gold mining time along with Maori legends about the Wakatipu basin and the Pounamu.

Queenstown: Guided E-Bike Tour with Winery Visits & Tastings

4. Queenstown: Guided E-Bike Tour with Winery Visits & Tastings

On this "Ride to the Vines" tour, you will cycle on a powerful e-bike that gives you an opportunity to ride faster and further. Thanks to the help of the bike, you will be able to spend most of your energy spotting interesting places and enjoying the local scenery along the way.  First, you will visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown, and ride along the Arrow and Kawarau rivers. Crossing suspension bridges you will also visit the oldest bungy jumping bridge. Then the Gibbston Valley will welcome you with views of extensive vineyards as far as the eye can see.  At the boutique wineries, you will learn about the secrets of vine growing. Personalized wine tastings with your knowledgeable guide will make your trip exclusive and memorable.

From Queenstown: Arrowtown and Gibbston Valley Winery Tour

5. From Queenstown: Arrowtown and Gibbston Valley Winery Tour

Embark on a self-guided bike tour of the Arrowtown and Gibbston Valley region. After a scenic 25-minute drive from Queenstown, arrive in quaint Arrowtown, your driver will provide you with an extensive briefing covering navigation and bike safety. Benefit from a detailed trail map to assist you on your journey before heading off on your cycling adventure. Enjoy passing through this historic gold-mining town before biking your way down the beautiful Arrow River Bridges Trail. Ride over the Kawarau Bungy Bridge and admire charming countryside views before finishing off at the Gibbston Valley Winery. Relax and refresh briefly at the winery before being shuttled back to Queenstown.

From Queenstown: Self-Guided Wineries Bike Tour

6. From Queenstown: Self-Guided Wineries Bike Tour

Begin your self-guided tour of Queenstown's wine region with a scenic shuttle transfer from Queenstown to the quaint gold mining village of Arrowtown. Here, get fitted for your mountain bike and learn more about bike safety and navigation from the experienced team. Feel free to ask any questions you may have about the region and its wine. On your ride, choose to visit one of Arrowtown's many great cafés and explore the town or get straight into your scenic morning ride along the beautiful Arrow and Kawarau Rivers to the Kawarau Suspension Bridge, home to the world-famous Bungy jump. From here, spend the afternoon biking at your leisure along the Gibbston River Trail using your informative winery map to visit as many of the 8+ wineries linked throughout this easy riding trail. Enjoy a relaxed lunch en-route or pack your own picnic to indulge in at one of the many wineries. If you choose the half-day tour option, you will get dropped off directly at the Kawarau Bungy Bridge. From here, enjoy a short 10 to 15-minute bike to the nearest winery. Get picked up at from the winery of your choice and dropped off back in Queenstown.

Queenstown: Self-Guided Biking Experience from Arrowtown

7. Queenstown: Self-Guided Biking Experience from Arrowtown

After being collected from your accommodation you will travel for 20 minutes out to Arrowtown. Upon your arrival, your staff will spend time ensuring that everyone is comfortable on their bikes. Following this, they will run you through a full safety briefing and inform you about all the best trails to take back to Queenstown, including the best places to check out and stop at along the way. Once you are ready to go, you will jump on your Hardtail Cruiser bike or premium e-bike to start the trip back to Queenstown at your own pace. You will cycle alongside the stunning Arrow, Kawarau, and Shotover rivers, as well as other lakeside trails and historic bridges. You will also be given maps which contain all the information you will need to make the most of your trip back to Queenstown. Once you have finished your ride, you can choose to ride back to the center of town to the pickup point at Speight's Ale House. Alternatively, ride back to your accommodation and your guides will come to collect the bikes from there.

Bike The Bridges - Half Day Supported Tour

8. Bike The Bridges - Half Day Supported Tour

Your four-hour supported adventure biking the Queenstown Trails begins with a scenic transfer from your Queenstown accommodation through to the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown. From here, you will follow the beautiful Arrow River Trail down stream to where it meets the Kawarau River. You will ride across two spectacular suspension bridges and then join the original miners' trail that crosses the famous Kawarau suspension bridge, home to the world's first bungee jump. You will finish your ride with a relaxed and complimentary wine tasting in the Gibbston Valley, before being delivered back to Queenstown. Thorough directions, a map, and trail tips are given at the start of your adventure, along with driver and vehicle support at designated points throughout your 15km off-road ride.

Queenstown: Guided Scenic E-bike Tour

9. Queenstown: Guided Scenic E-bike Tour

Ride by a powerful full suspension e-bike through a hidden trail to the lake. This tour is a beautiful way to see and learn about the amazing countryside of Queenstown area. It is also perfect for a beginner starting out on their e-bike adventures. Explore the hidden in nature sculptures made by local artists. Discover the beautiful natural surroundings and meet its habitats. Listen to interesting stories about Queenstown area, learn about the local European history and gold mining time along with Maori legends about the Wakatipu basin and the Pounamu (Greenstone).

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What people are saying about Queenstown

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The Arrowtown to Queenstown self guided activity option was an most enjoyable way to view more of the area armed with a good route map and on a great e-bike. Mainly an easy ride but there are a few hills to negotiate. The scenery was breathtaking .

A fun, beautiful and active day out. An excellent way to see and and experience the diverse scenery. Be prepared to expend lots of energy and keep a keen eye out for the signage. Highly recommend the e-bike option.

Thoroughly enjoyed our day doing Arrowtown to Queenstown. E-bike was beneficial and fun. Loved that we could go at our own pace. Tracks were excellent. We were a 2 adult 3 children family and we all loved the day.

So easy Bikes were great quality The track and scenery were amazing and George and Jay Jay were awesome to deal with Will definitely return

Everything was well planned from excellent communication before the ride, pick up and return