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Arrowtown To Gibbston Valley Half Day Ride
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Arrowtown To Gibbston Valley Half Day Ride

By Around The Basin Bike Queenstown
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Ages 0-85, max of 11 per group
Duration: 4h
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  • Latest model hardtail bike or E-bike
  • Detailed trail map
  • Transport out and back
  • Great advice from our team who know the trails inside out
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Start:
  • 3 Searle Lane, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 19208P9

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Advisable to wear appropriate active gear
    • Approximate biking time is 2 hours
    • Electric bike upgrades available
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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    • You'll start at
      3 Searle Lane
      3 Searle Lane, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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    • 1
      Arrowtown
      Stop: 15 minutes
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    • 2
      Arrow River
      Stop: 2 hours
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    • 3
      Kawarau Suspension Bridge
      Stop: 15 minutes
      See details
    • 4
      Gibbston
      Stop: 15 minutes
      See details
    • 5
      Gibbston Valley Winery
      Stop: 30 minutes
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    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Around The Basin Bike Queenstown
      475
      Queenstown, New Zealand
      Joined in August 2012
    • 458brettc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience for all ages
      Awesome trip. Well organized. First time we used e-bikes and they were excellent. Easy ride and we are in our 50s and had not ridden for years. Great scenery. Next time we would do the longer one as need more time if you want to do more than 3 x wine tastings. Staff professional and good humor. Thanks team.
      Written 5 April 2024
    • Carla_2009
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A Brilliant way to spend a day.
      Brilliant fun, thought 3/4 of a day would be enough, but would did less that 1/2 the wineries and would love to have biked more and then drank more! The whole meet at the shop, van ride to bike collection point, and the comprehensive safety brief were all well run and co-ordinated. Then we were off. Following the very clearly marked bike path, Criss crossing the river at times, the weather was perfect, the bikes were smooth and well maintained. We managed 4 wineries inc lunch but the day gets away with you for sure. If I'd had another day I would have done this again to get to some other venues. Have to peddle faster and drink faster or less maybe? We got the collection point, the bikes were loaded for us and all too soon it was back in the van trundling back to QT, full of tales of differnent wines whilst comparing overall speed and distance data on our phones, ever competitive!
      Written 29 March 2024
    • David B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly Recommend for eMTB Hire
      Great service, friendly staff and nothing too much trouble, would not hesitate to recommend if requiring electric MTBs in Queenstown. We had mûri-day hire and even when we experienced a problem with the battery charger a member of the team came out to our accommodation to fix the problem - customer service at its best!
      Written 11 March 2024
    • N4280TUkiml
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Bad reaction when I challenged a charge.
      I think I can count on one hand the number of adverse reviews I've posted. This will be one of them. You know how you feel when one of those budget airlines stings you extra when they get the chance. That was my experience. And the owner, to whom I asked to speak about it so he knew exactly where I was coming from, had zero interest in doing anything other than defending his charge and making me feel like I was quibbling. The bottom line is that I hired a great bike and had a good ride on a wonderful trail to Arrowtown. Realising I would likely be late back to Q'town to return the bike if I rode, I planned to jump onto a local bus. Unfortunately, it arrived late into Arrowtown and then got a flat tire. (First ever public bus I've been on that has had flat!). After a couple of calls back and forth to their office to let them know what was going on I was offered their bus pickup. Sounds fairly good to this point. But it's from here that they need to rethink how they handle a situation like this. After I deplaned from the broken public bus, so to speak, I got another call telling me they would charge me full price for their pickup. A short while later, when I called to check on where their bus pickup was (it too was running late), I let them know I thought the charge wasn't a fair thing to do in the circumstances. Then we go south even more. According to the owner, it was more than fair given almost the same amount would be charged as a late fee if I wasn't back by the deadline time. Where was this fee explained I asked? In the terms and conditions link if I cared to press it when I checked the bike out, apparently. Really! Who reads these things. Well, our conversation went downhill from here to the point where I was quite shocked with how little they seemed to care. Clearly they have a successful business. They have mostly good reviews but a couple of negative ones - and another that had their own challenging experience with owner. You will probably be 100% ok to use these guys, but if it's just a simple bike hire and not one of the packaged bike tours they offer, then be aware there are other good options in Q'town at similar price points.
      Written 29 February 2024
    • 684juliab
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Don’t go here if you expect service
      We hired bikes to cycle on our own. No explanation at all - not about the bikes, not about the routes. Routes are from gravel and some are quite advanced, so a little explanation would have been helpful. Staff really didn’t care and were very uninterested. Bikes are decent.
      Written 23 February 2024
    • Navigate58290369366
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great bike ride
      Staff was very helpful and it was apparent they enjoyed their work. Great bikes! Trailers very scenic and easy on our E bikes. Wineries were informative and had great products. Really enjoyed the Church winery!
      Written 22 February 2024
    • shburrus
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great wine and food
      From beginning to end, it was a great trip. The pickup in Queenstown went well. The bikes were easy to operate. We stopped at the new Church winery, which is at the end of the trail. We were served some good wine and had great food enjoyed in an uncrowded peaceful setting. Josh picked us up on time and took care of the bikes. All we had to do was enjoy the trip.
      Written 16 February 2024
    • Imapepper79
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      GREAT Day!
      This was a really fun day! The service provided by Around the Basin was super. Especially the last minute scheduling change. You meet downtown and they bus you out towards Arrowtown , then fit your bike and safety talk. Give you the map and you're on your way. With the 3/4 day, we biked up to Arrowtown and had coffee. Highly recommend this as it was the most beautiful part of the ride and shaded. Then returned and started the winery tour in Gibbston Valley. Great wineries and beautiful views into the river canyon. You really don't need the E-Bike, but they made it lots of FUN! Highly recommend!
      Written 3 February 2024
    • 366alysonc
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Don’t do this if you suffer from vertigo!
      This tour should come with a warning for anyone who suffers from vertigo. There are two suspended bridges to cross and most of the trail is along the edge of the gorge with a 100ft drop. The online tour description gives no warning of this. I suffer from extreme vertigo and ended up pushing the (heavy electric) bike for most of the tour. When we returned to the office to point out that a more helpful description of the surroundings would be a good idea for people with vertigo, we were met with a complete denial of responsibility or any sympathy, which seems consistent with other comments on this site. In fact, the manager’s reaction was “why should we be responsible for your vertigo” which frankly completely misses the point. On the plus side, the young guys driving the shuttle buses were great and the bike itself worked well (for the short time I used it!).
      Written 30 January 2024
    • Tourist580154
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Arrowtown ride to Queenstown
      The views were amazing! The ride easy to moderate. The staff was knowledgeable and the mountain bikes in great shape. Highly recommend.
      Written 27 January 2024
    • JerryM302
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      An Amazing Ride Diminished by Less Than Customer Service Oriented Staff
      An amazing ride with fantastic views and a well maintained path diminished by less than customer service oriented staff who twice insisted that rain was not in the forecast, even while it was raining at the time. Glad that we were forced to ahead when they would not cancel as an hour or so into the ride the weather improved.
      Written 19 January 2024
    • LightPacker775953
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous views
      A great half day bike tour around the wineries. In retrospect we would have taken e bikes because there were a lot of inclines !!! And we might have managed more wineries Views were incredible
      Written 15 January 2024
    • Quest17397844829
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Disappointed by an Arrogant Owner
      I’d recommend using someone else in circumstance where something goes wrong. Concept: The trails, Queenstown and Arrowtown and concept is awesome. Highly recommend the concept. Beware of smaller kids in some areas as paths can be a little unforgiving with loose gravel and a lack of consistent barriers. Experience: The provider picks and drops you off as part of the service. At the time of collection it became apparent that the provider varied this transport agreement without corroborating or verifying the change in arrangements with a subsequent phone call. The result was 4 adults and 5 children being stranded 20km away. Upon phone call to the office we were confronted by a defensive admin staff who refused to acknowledge that we called the office to confirm the pickup arrangement at 10:58am that day, even though we said we had confirmation of the agreement at the time. We were escalated to the “owner” who was immediately defensive and arrogant with language that served only to diminish us as a customer of his very large and busy company. We were advised that our contribution of $4000 over 2 days with 9 persons was not important. This was unnecessarily patronising and not subject to the matter at hand and not helpful to assist to resolve the challenge at hand. Importantly, no acknowledgment was made in the role of the provider in the miscommunication, apology or offer to assist in trying to help with the final resolution being that it was “our problem”. These are free things for any owner to give and are only withheld by egocentric leaders. I hope next time the owner is confronted by a challenge that his company has been a partie to creating he could recognise: - it’s incumbent on him solely, as the final point of complaint escalation, to appease a frustrated client. - That every client is important in any business (no matter how insignificant) and that a sincere apology and effort to help correct easy to make. Telling a client repeatedly that they are insignificant isn’t a professional approach. - Finally your role is to deescalate an issue and not to escalate it by argumentative and defensive in posture. And if you truly don’t believe that your customer is right, at least internalise your thoughts, apologise for the situation and try to play a positive hand in fixing the issue. In this example, a mere offer to call a taxi would have been an easy exit to take. Unilaterally defending your staff and the situation does nothing to advance your standards as a business or that of your team and is overall a poor management trait that limits your personal growth and that of your team you are responsible to coach everyday. Hopefully after today and learning others have had similar issues before you could introduce a protocol that changes to service arrangements are made through the office only and not on the fly at site level based on casual interaction.
      Written 8 January 2024
    • Z4816ZClindag
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      fabulous days biking arrowtown to queenstown
      It was well organised and the shuttle got us to Arrowtown. The E-bike choice was very good for us on the day as there are short sharp hills and very edgy corners; its advisable to have mtn bke experience to do this ride. We ride regularly usually on gravel bikes and found it challenging at times. The Tucker beach extension was not very well signaged if you take it and beware as they are spraying rabbit poison all along the track which you are not forewarned about either. I would not take this choice again and believe we should have been forewarned. the Kelvin peninsula extra kms option also is narrow path used for walkers and loose dogs as well as cyclists. Some parts have large exposed rocks which you either dodge or ride over leaving only about 12 inches on the side of the path tipping to waters edge. In our experience you really need mtn biking exp to take this path as well. you really need most of the day to do it if you want to stop and take photos and have lunch somewhere too. Overall a great day but our advice is take the e-bike choice and have a little experience navigating corners and wear appropriate biking shorts as you will need them.
      Written 23 December 2023
    • Gmoney484
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great company for bike rentals and tours
      We've used Around the Basin 4 or 5 times and never been disappointed. We always go for the E-Bikes, so we can go for longer and enjoy a harder ride without killing ourselves. This time was Arrowtown/Gibbston/Queenstown. Total 65km 6hours. Doable on a normal bike, but electricity makes it more enjoyable - there are three pretty big hills. This time we stopped more and found some lovely places to get our feet wet in the river. Always stop at Altitude Brewing
      Written 20 December 2023
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    lswear2018
    Dallas, TX10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun experience. We rented the e-bikes and it was worth it. A few parts would have been harder, but definitely doable without e-bike. The bridges were beautiful. We stopped and watched some brave bungee jumpers. Finished the afternoon at the winery. Very fun afternoon.
    Written 13 March 2024
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    Natalie S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Couples
    Do not do this if you have trouble with heights. If you do not have trouble with heights, you will love this, even if you are not a seasoned cyclist. We rarely ride and got electric bikes to help us on upslopes. That made it so pleasant! We could really enjoy the scenery. There are amazing views and points of interest along the way. For example, we watched a woman do a bungee jump from one of the bridges. That’s not something we would do, but it was thrilling to see her doing it. It’s nice to end at the winery. We enjoyed their wine and had a great meal. This was among the highlights of our trip to Queenstown. Also, the bikes were well maintained and fitted to us. The trip coordinators did a great job getting us acclimated to our bikes before sending us off, and they were great about giving safety guidance and hints to keep us from getting off the path. Signage along the way is good as well.
    Written 5 February 2024
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    Thanks for your review and great to hear you enjoyed your ride from Arrowtown To Gibbston with us. There are a few stunning suspension bridges on this ride, so if you have vertigo or are afraid of heights we would suggest hiring a bike and doing a ride from our shop in Queenstown out toward the Lower Shotover or Kelvin Heights.
    Written 9 March 2024
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    jbm4075
    Las Vegas, NV226 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024
    Seriously, don't be a cheapskate and splurge that extra NZ$50 for the e-bike option. The Arrowtown To Gibbston Valley Half Day Ride was just the right amount of time with just the right amount of sights. A lunch at Gibbston Valley Winery while waiting to be picked up was the perfect ending.
    Written 20 January 2024
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    Thanks jbm4075 - the e-bikes are a great option and as you'lll ride a little quicker you should get time for a delicious cheese platter before your pick up - Win Win!!
    Written 2 February 2024
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    Robin K
    Torrance, CA47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Couples
    Fun e-bike ride with more than enough time for stops at 3 wineries. The views along the river were beautiful and there were only a few other bike riders on the trail. A lovely, peaceful day and the bikes were very well maintained! The trail was mostly easy to follow with a couple of tricky spots.
    Written 1 December 2023
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    Thanks for your review.
    Written 2 February 2024
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    DayTrip17837201313
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an amazing day cycling from Arrowtown to Gibbston Valley. The trail and views were spectacular. We're fit and active but were happy to have rented e-bikes. Our only regret is that we hadn't discovered this company years ago! Can't wait to do it on our next trip!
    Written 25 February 2023
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    Thanks! - we look forward to seeing you again next time your in Queenstown.
    Written 2 February 2024
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    lismith25
    Sunshine Coast, Australia32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2022
    This was a highlight of our Queenstown trip. Driven out to frosty Arrowtown to start with and we all had an ebike even our 1.4m, 12 year old. The instructions were clear and off we set following the arrows, navigating the amazing countryside and crossing some incredible bridges. We saw alpacas, so many rabbits and fed goats, but no bungee jumpers this time. We ended up at the Gibbston Valley Winery where we had some tasters and lunch and we’re picked up at 2pm.

    It was so good next time we will stay out a little longer and get picked up at 4.
    Written 1 October 2022
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    Quite a nature trip with all the lovely farm animals en-route as an added bonus. Thanks for your review.
    Written 2 February 2024
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    Shaz D
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    such a great day ! done this tour twice now ! friendly and very helpful van driver ! awesome bike ride and great wine and charcuterie board at gibbston valley winery ! would highly recommend!
    Written 24 June 2022
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    Thanks Shaz - we hope to see you again for a third time!
    Written 2 February 2024
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    May_12
    Wellington, New Zealand211 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful e bikes and friendly staff. Trail off road mostly and not to many hills. Very beautiful scenery. My partner is experienced bike rider and I’m more of a only
    Around wineries a few times a year type so did find parts of the trail a bit challenging but it’s easy to get off and walk
    Parts and admire the scenery. Winery at the end has a great rose and meat platter. Can to and from trail very clean and air con nice.
    Written 29 November 2021
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    We're really pleased to hear you enjoyed your riding experience with us Bex! See you next time
    Written 30 November 2021
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    Natadola1944
    Auckland Central, New Zealand50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best activity we did in Queenstown. Everyone enjoyed it. Would defn recommend . We used electric bikes which were awesome and highly recommended - great fun and great views.
    Written 21 July 2021
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    So nice to hear this was your favourite activity in Queenstown :) Cheers the Around The Basin Team
    Written 30 September 2021
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    Jessica
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021 • Couples
    We had a wonderful time doing the half day self guided ride from Arrowtown to Gibbston. We arrived at Gibbston tavern with enough time to enjoy a meal. The e-bikes were in fantastic condition and Hamish was super super helpful with the set up and so friendly. We would recommend this company to anyone! Thanks guys and a big thanks to Hamish!
    Written 8 July 2021
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    Cheers Jessosteo, awesome to hear you had such a great e-bike ride with us - and that Hamish was so helpful :)
    Written 10 July 2021
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