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Arrowtown To Queenstown: A Full Day Mountain Biking Adventure
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Arrowtown To Queenstown: A Full Day Mountain Biking Adventure

By Around The Basin Bike Queenstown
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Ages 5-90, max of 11 per group
Duration: 4–8 hours
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  • Hardtail mountain bike or Electric-bike
  • Helmet
  • A detailed map of the biking trails
  • One-way shuttle transport (from Queenstown to Arrowtown)
  • Knowledgeable, friendly driver who knows the trails.


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: 19208P10

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Advisable to wear appropriate sports shoes
    • Advisable to wear appropriate active gear
    • Approximate biking time is 3-4 hours, but some riders take as much as 6 hours.
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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: 60 minutes
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      Pass by
      Arrow River
      Lower Shotover
    • 2
      Frankton
      Stop: 30 minutes
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      Pass by
      Frankton Trail
      Queenstown
    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Around The Basin Bike Queenstown
      477
      Queenstown, New Zealand
      Joined in August 2012
    • leanneculinapenza
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Something different and very fun!
      Pick up and drop off from central Queenstown makes this experience easy. After heading out to pick up our bikes, we were shown how to use the ebikes and given instructions to send us on our way. The ride is decent, some steep edges and narrow paths but decent quality the whole way. Important to note: there is a suspension bridge and its a decent height that may be difficult for people with any fear of heights or falling. Once you get to the winery areas there is plenty of options. Would recommend taking yourself a backpack if you plan on buying any wines whilst out.
      Written 23 April 2024
    • MichelleH243657
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Arrowtown to Gibbston Valley
      We hired 2 electric bikes and rode the trail along the river through to Gibbston Valley Winery. A lovely ride, easy , and very safe. The company was easy to deal with and the guys super friendly. This was my first time on an electric bike so it was the ideal trail to ride.
      Written 22 April 2024
    • 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
    • lswear2018
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very fun, e-bikes were great and easy to learn
      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
    • 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
    • P1296REnatalies
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great bike trip for those of us who do not ride regularly!
      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
    • 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
    • jbm4075
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Splurge for the e-bike option
      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 19 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
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    hat_carr
    Nottingham, UK20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great service - Hywel drove us to Arrowtown and recommended us some cafes to start us off as well as giving us a debrief on the route and providing us with maps. The bikes were both really well looked after and good quality. The ride itself was absolutely beautiful with options to make it longer/ more challenging. We extended out to the Kelvin Peninsula (as recommended by Hywel) and it was well worth it. Definitely use these guys if you’re wanting to do any riding in the area.
    Written 5 July 2020
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    Cheers for the kind review - I will pass on this great feedback to Hywel! Many thanks and kind regards Hamish
    Written 6 August 2020
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    Gavin M
    Auckland, New Zealand195 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2021
    This is our second time with Around the Basin.

    We elected for four electric bikes, shuttle to Arrowtown and ride back.

    Our bikes were all ready on arrival in the morning and we took a shuttle to Arrowtown with a very informative and entertaining driver. At Arrowtown, we were given some safety and direction instructions and sent on our merry way with maps.

    We followed the suggestion of riding around Arrowtown to get some food and to warm up with some pies.

    Then off down the Trail. To cut along story short, we rode the length of the Trail past Gibbston (for a yummy lunch) then back, past AJ Hackett, then to Frankton, finally to back to the shop in Queenstown.

    Total over 60km and 6 hours - great day, tiring, never ran out of charge and the nikes were great.

    Some annoyances - horse riders on the track (where they are not supposed to be) and family groups (who leave their bikes in the middle of the track to take some photos).

    We would definitely use Around the Basin again. We possibly wouldn't go all the way down to Gibbston in a day, although it can be done (we are a fit cycling family, however).
    Written 14 July 2021
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    You did a BIG ride - great effort! To get to the end of Gibbston and turn back and ride all the way back to Queenstown with lunch thrown in the midst ...well done. We look forward to seeing you back for some more (or less) riding soon. Cheers :)
    Written 30 September 2021
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    Aliza L
    Auckland Central, New Zealand10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2021
    My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed this day trip and thought it was an amazing way to see the area that you may not otherwise get to see by vehicle. As this was a self guided tour, we were able to take our time and stop as many times as need for photo/toilet/lunch breaks. The route was very well marked and we opted for the e-bikes in case we needed a little boost through the day-long ride (very handy for up-hill). I would say that there are a few turns and slopes that you need to be careful on so basic bike riding skills is key and also just common sense.
    Written 18 January 2022
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    Thanks for the positive review Aliza. Yes seeing things on a bike is a great way to experience the amazing landscapes of the Queenstown region. Cheers
    Written 26 January 2022
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    NorthernExpat
    Fountain Hills, AZ134 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    My wife was reluctant to do this because she isn't really a biker and some of the reviews make this sound quite hilly (which it can be). So I promised her we could book her an ebike (which she was wanting to try anyway) and that she wouldn't have to work to hard biking the hills. I'd recommend the ebike for anyone even somewhat hesitant about doing this. It makes the trip so much easier and more enjoyable. I'm a avid road biker and while most of the terrain is downhill, if you ride to some of the wineries and to the bottom of the route and back to the tavern you will get a pretty good workout.

    All that said, it was a really fun trip. We stopped at almost all the wineries. Enjoyed Arrowtown, had lunch along the way and talked with a lot of happy people. We even got to watch the bungee jumpers enjoying their freefall. The staff was great as well showing my wife how to handle the ebike and getting us all sized correctly on our bikes.

    This is a fun couples activity and a great way to explore the surrounding Queenstown area.
    Written 2 April 2020
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    Thanks for your great review. The E-Bikes really are fantastic aren't they! Glad you had such a good day and enjoyed the ride and all the wineries.
    Written 2 July 2020
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    YagirlAries
    Gisborne, New Zealand3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2021 • Couples
    So much fun - the scenery was unreal. We did get really sore bums, fully recommend padded tights as the seats are really hard for biking for a day! But no complaints here - the staff were super lovely and we had great fun being athletes on our E-bikes which I 100% recommend. It made our experience so much better given we weren’t exhausted at the end of the day. Left the drop off point at around 9:45am and got back to Queenstown around 2:00pm. We stopped off at the kawarau bungy and did a zip line and had some lunch before continuing on our way. It was amazing!
    Written 15 April 2021
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    Thanks for the great review - great to have you on our Arrowtown to Queenstown ride. You guys fitted in a lot considering you made it back by 2pm. Great effort - our e-bikes are a blast. We do have some gel seats, so if you do this ride again just ask as sometimes with a busy morning of briefing various riders the gel seats are not on the teams mind! Cheers :)
    Written 16 April 2021
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    David
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2020 • Couples
    The ride was amazing! The guides will give you a run down on what to expect including inclines other hills and sightseeing opportunities. There are stunning views everywhere you go and an absolute must do for outdoor lovers.

    Would recommend getting an ebike if paddling isn't your thing as there are some climbs that will tire you out fairly easily.

    Be sure to have gloves and water with you; your hands will thank you for it.
    Written 3 October 2020
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    So glad you enjoyed your day out with us on the trail with the E-Bikes. Thanks for your review!
    Written 5 October 2020
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    Linda G
    Redcliffe, Australia23 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Couples
    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
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    Thanks Gmoney484 - wow that was a big ride you did, such stunning scenery it kind of takes the ouch out of the distance! Great to have you out with us so many times, we appreciate your loyal support and hope to see you back in Queenstown again for some more riding soon.
    Written 2 February 2024
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    Olivia757
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great day - really well organised, staff were really friendly and the information/map provided regarding the route were great. The scenery is spectacular! The bikes were really good - I went for an electric bike and my partner a non electric and both were brilliant (although I think he regretted not picking an electric bike by the end!)
    Written 15 February 2023
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    Sue D
    102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great experience from start to finish. You’re driven to Arrowtown and briefed. The briefing was clear with some humour thrown in to engage and make the messages stick. The bikes were good and the scenery absolutely beautiful. If you’re not used to undulating cycling rent an e-bike ( most people do).
    Written 8 March 2023
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    Thanks for your review Sue.
    Written 2 February 2024
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    rangiorachap
    134 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You can do this ride both ways,I chose to cycle from Queenstown to Arrowtown. Good electric mountain bike, good instructions and good communication from Lisa, thoroughly enjoyed the ride. I left the bike in Arrowtown and they picked it up as my wife was also driving our car. Would happily recommend them to other uses.
    Written 23 November 2020
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    Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave us a lovely review. Glad you enjoyed the ride and the E-Bike, definitely worth while for that ride!! Hopefully see you out with us again if you're back in Queenstown :)
    Written 24 November 2020
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