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Around The Basin Bike Tours

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Address: Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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+64 27 952 5801

Around The Basin is a well established, locally owned company who pride...

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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Great service and friendly staff. The time Lisa took to make our trip even more special was appreciated. We will be back

Reviewed 3 days ago
Neil B
Ararat, Australia
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Ararat, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service and friendly staff. The time Lisa took to make our trip even more special was appreciated. We will be back

Thank Neil B
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Queenstown has many attractions however the bike trails are a real delight. I did a half day with this tour and had a great time. The support driver, John, was great at making sure I kept on the right trail and highlighting places to take care. The check in crew were also lovely and importantly the bikes in tip top... More 

Thank John H
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great company if you wish to do bike tours in this area. The staff are very friendly, the tours are well-planned and the equipment is good.

Thank Paul C
Pelham, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Steve and Lisa are great partners and excellent hosts. We opted for the full day bike/winery self-guided tour and had a wonderful day. We were picked up at our Queenstown hotel and transported to Arrowtown to begin our day. The bikes and helmets are top quality and comfortable. We switched our pick up location and they were 100% accommodating. Do... More 

Thank Kari B
Around The Basi... A, Manager at Around The Basin Bike Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Kari - great to hear you enjoyed our full day Bike The Wineries Tour. You're right it is tricky to pick which wineries to visit...they are all lovely and quite unique - to get to them all in a day would be quite an achievement...let alone fitting in a bungy as well! Too much fun to... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a very pleasant and not hard bike ride through the country side, crossing hanging bridges, ending at a nice winery for a treat of wine tasting. The cherry on top was our guide, super kind and helpful.

Thank VPS-Vancouver
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4 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Friendly and helpful staff. The bike hire with shuttle is a great option. Beautiful views, crossing bridges, really recommended!

Thank Erika T
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We needed to fit a trip including a visit to Arrowtown and the wineries into a tight schedule. Not only did they accommodate us, but they did so excellently. We had a great drive out with the excellent John and got to enjoy the best safety video in the history of the universe! Once equipped with good quality bikes and... More 

Thank James M
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I did the all day tour of the wineries. They pick you up at your lodging and drop you off in Arrowtown. You then ride independently on the Queenstown trail. The first half of the trip takes you to the bungy jump bridge. The second half of the trip take you through the wineries (8 can be... More 

Thank Jeff K
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

Great day trip from Queenstown. Good advice and great service from the team at Around the Basin. They recommended a great breakfast place (Provisions) in Arrowtown. They even picked up all our wine purchases so we won't have to cycle with wine bottles. We had lunch at Waitiri Winery - very special place and great gourmet meal. Bought wine at... More 

1 Thank Carol R
Around The Basi... A, Manager at Around The Basin Bike Tours, responded to this review

Hi Carol, thanks for your review - it was great to have both you and your friend out on our full day Bike The Wineries Tour. We're pleased you had such an enjoyable day - you certainly deserved a bit more leisure after the big rides you where doing prior to arriving in Queenstown. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

This was the highlight of our trip, our tour guide was so friendly and informative he made it super fun for us. The view is breathtaking while riding along the trail and its such a wonderful way to explore the nature and reward yourself with some fabulous wine and platters. Just Loved it!

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Around The Basi... A, Guest Relations Manager at Around The Basin Bike Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Lovey...after the often hectic pace of being on holiday, so many people say to us on the van drive back to Queenstown that their day out riding with us and exploring the countryside has been the best thing they've done on holiday - we love hearing that!! More 

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