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Around The Basin Bike Tours

Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 27 952 5801
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US$69.76*
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Full-Day Self-Guided Bike Tour of the Wineries
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US$102.06*
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Half Day Bike Tour of Arrow River Trail
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US$58.74*
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Half-Day Self-Guided Bike Tour of the Wineries
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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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“gibbston winery” (17 reviews)
“wine tasting” (28 reviews)
“river trail” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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+64 27 952 5801
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Picked up on time from Queenstown by Hamish. Knowledgeable and friendly with good chat on the drive to Arrowtown. On arrival watched their hilarious safety video then into our bikes after a quick chat. My wife and I cycled the trail back to Queenstown. Bikes...More

Thank W3581MCmarkb
Around The Basi... A, Guide / Driver at Around The Basin Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hey guys! Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed your day out.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing half day cycle through Gibbston with Around the Basin. They collected us, dropped us off and picked us up where we requested. Steve was an amazing host and the bikes we hired were great. Thoroughly recommend Around the Basin.

Thank Sarah O
Around The Basi... A, Manager at Around The Basin Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sarah - thanks for your recommendation, great to have you out on our bike hire and shuttle package from Arrowtown to Gibbston.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My five friends and I did a half-day wine tour as part of a reunion weekend and it was an excellent thing to do. From the booking through to the final pick up point, Around The Basin Bike Tours made the experience super easy for...More

Thank cheekyweebadger
Around The Basi... A, Manager at Around The Basin Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Cheekyweebadger, thanks for your review, it was great having you ladies out on our Bike The Wineries Tour as part of the celebrations for your reunion weekend. You all did awesomely - managing to get right to the end of the winery trail -...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 5 went on a half day supported bike tour which finished at the Gibbston Valley Winery. We had a very pleasant ride through some wonderful scenery and the service and enthusiasm provided by our guide Hamish was outstanding. The ride itself is...More

Thank Rob K
Around The Basi... A, Guide / Driver at Around The Basin Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hey Rob It was awesome to meet you and the family! I'm glad you enjoyed your day out. Thanks heaps for the kind review! Hamish

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great day started with a great young bloke, Hamish looked after us superbly. Best way to see the Queenstown country side. Fantastic equipment worth every penny.

Thank brutal250165
Around The Basi... A, Guide / Driver at Around The Basin Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the kind review! Hamish

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and a friend did the half day Arrow River Trail last weekend. It was an amazing experience! The bikes were in excellent condition and were adjusted to fit perfectly. It was a great way to see a different part of the Queenstown area and...More

Thank mablejoy
Around The Basi... A, Guide / Driver at Around The Basin Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hey guys! Thanks for the great review. Nice to see you and glad that you enjoyed your trip! Hamish

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of three adults, 4 children aged 9-2 years hired bikes this morning. Friendly greeting at point where bikes were dropped off, staff made sure all children & adults were correctly fitted. Bikes & carrier all in excellent condition! Being given a map we...More

Thank Leaf75
Around The Basi... A, Manager at Around The Basin Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Team - thanks for your review pleased to hear you all enjoyed your ride along the Frankton Arm - a great trail to bike with kids if you only have a limited amount of time for your ride. Coffee at The Boatshed is great...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Picked up from end of our road for shuttle to Arrowrtown. Then wife and I road Queenstown Trail back to Frankton. Very friendly staff. Good bikes. Well marked trails. Local knowledge! Even collected bikes from our B&B at end of day. On a cold winter...More

Thank Simon C
Around The Basi... A, Owner at Around The Basin Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Simon - certainly a beautiful part of the trail from Arrowtown back to Queenstown. You did well to do the detour to bungy as well...your pie was well earned! And happy to give you a chuckle in the van with our safety video :)

Reviewed 26 June 2017

We did the half day tour from Arrow Town to Gibbston Winery. It was 14km (I think) and we ride every day to and from work (to give you an idea of our riding ability). We loved the bikes they were so easy to ride...More

Thank faye_stirling
Around The Basi... A, Manager at Around The Basin Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your informative review of our Bike The Bridges Winter Supported Tour Faye. We love getting people out of the main town centre of Queenstown and into the beautiful surrounds that we as locals get to enjoy all the time (it's easy to be...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017

Thanks to Hamish we were picked up on time and his narrative of our drive to Arrowtown was informative. He set us up on our bikes which I must say we're in excellent condition and for a 37km ride up and down hills they need...More

Thank 460ruthy52
Around The Basi... A, Guide / Driver at Around The Basin Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to review us guys! Stoked to hear that you had such a good day! Kind regards Hamish

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ilovesunflowers894
30 April 2017|
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Response from Around The Basi... A | Property representative |
Hi ilovesunflowers894, Neil is right, the bridges are completely safe and only have a very small amount of upward/downward movement - not side to side! We always advise people who come out with us who have a fear of heights... More
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