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Arrowtown and Gibbston Valley: Self-Guided Bike Tour

1. 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.

Arrowtown to Queenstown: Self-Guided Bike Tour

2. 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.

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What people are saying about Arrowtown

Bloody awesome ride, I highly recommend. My partner and I did the Arrowtown to Queenstown ride on regular bikes (not electric). We are fit so found it enjoyable. There were a few challenging hills but they were over quickly. You definitely will need an electric bike if you don't ride long distance regularly. We did the ride in 4 hours and that included taking a side ride to the bungy. That adds on 10km to the overall ride. Take lunch or snacks as you will absolutely need the fuel. We had planned to eat at AJ Hackett bungy but the cafe was shut due to being short staffed, so go prepared. Beautiful scenery and nice gravel type tracks all of the way. Absolutely tired post ride, you will get a workout, but such a great day out. Tip: wear gloves (unless it's summer). Best thing we did otherwise our hands would have been freezing.

As a young fit couple, we chose the standard bike (non-electric) and managed quite well. Definitely had to mentally prepare for the few hills but other than that was an easy track, we enjoyed the occasional incline challenge. We finished all up in just shy of three hours. The staff were knowledgeable and the track was easy to follow even for someone directionally challenged. We would definitely recommend this as a unique and enjoyable way to see the local land spaces.

Jay is out of this world brilliant. Totally recommend booking the eBikes for this trip. There are some hills and hair pin turns where the electronic functions help out a lot. The wineries are brilliant - especially Mt Rosa - do yourself a favour and have their mulled wine. Divine!

Best bike ride I have done. E- bikes the way to go. All off road. Trails fantastic Beautiful scenery - valleys, mountains, rivers, and finishing back along Lake Whakatipu

We had the most amazing day. Staff very friendly and helpful. Beautiful scenery along the entire trail. Best time we had in NZ, would definitely do it again, Thankyou !