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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
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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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US$69.82*
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Full-Day Self-Guided Bike Tour of the Wineries
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US$102.15*
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Half Day Bike Tour of Arrow River Trail
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US$58.79*
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Half-Day Self-Guided Bike Tour of the Wineries

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Wine Country Cycling starting in Arrowtown

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Carol R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank loveywoodhouse
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 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and three friends booked the afternoon Gibbston Valley return shuttle with bike hire. We had such an amazing afternoon. Nicole booked it for us and was really helpful, sorted it for us just the evening before and gave us lots of tips and advice on the best places to go. Lisa and John were our drivers, super friendly, chatty... More 

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Thank Annawol44
Around The Basi... A, Guest Relations Manager at Around The Basin Bike Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for coming out on one of our Bike Hire and Shuttle Packages - we are always happy to provide trail advice and tips based on our experience to make your ride the most enjoyable it can be. We look forward to seeing you again when you come back to bike from Arrowtown to Gibbston or Queenstown with us. More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I signed up for the half day 1pm supported bike tour from Arrowtown to Gibbston. Considering that it's peak season, I was glad we were able to secure two electric bikes that morning for our afternoon ride. The bike store is in downtown Queenstown. They drove us from the store to Arrowtown, where we were given helmets... More 

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Thank kwc15
Around The Basi... A, Manager at Around The Basin Bike Tours, responded to this review

Hi kwc15 - thanks for such a descriptive review of our Arrow River Trail Half Day Supported Tour. Upgrading to our eBike is a great idea for those a bit tentative about the hills! Thanks for coming out and spending the afternoon biking with us while you where in Queenstown. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Had a great day set out from arrow town to the winery after a bike ride with great views nice glass of wine to finish our driver was good fun and very patient

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Around The Basi... A, Front Office Manager at Around The Basin Bike Tours, responded to this review

Great to have you out exploring the Arrow River Trail with us Jay. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We hired the electric bikes for a full-day self-guided winery ride. We were grateful for the electric bikes as we had a strong head wind to 3 of the wineries! In the time available we made it to all the stops (Except Waitiri Creek which was closed - would have been helpful to have a sign on the gate to... More 

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Thank shhhhh8
Around The Basi... A, Guide at Around The Basin Bike Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of our Full Day Bike The Wineries Tour - we look forward to seeing you back to do the ride again with a group of friends...perhaps you'll bungy too!!! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We did a self guided day tour and used these guys for the bike hire and shuttle service. On arrival we were greeted by a welcoming girl from East London. She was very helpful and gave us an intro into our tour. We met the driver/tour guide, he was a nice kiwi guy (been in Queenstown for 19 years), he... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

The attraction of the full day self-guided tour is that you get a combination of bike riding along the Arrow River, and also tour some of the wineries in Gibbston Valley later in the day. In reality, the balance is up to you. Some notes: - I chose the standard bike option, the rest of the group chose electric bikes.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We used Around the Basin to do the full day self guided Arrowtown-Gibbston cycle. The team at Around the Basin were exceptionally helpful and knowledgable and made the experience most enjoyable. The bicycles we rented were new and in excellent condition. The cycle to the vineyards was great - a small number of challenging climbs (but you could walk those... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This company has a great variety of cycling trips to cater for your needs - we booked a half day Arrowtown River Trail supported cycling trip. We were ferried from the company's office in Queenstown to our starting point in Arrowtown, where we were fitted out with our bicycles and helmets. Supported cycling means that the (very comfortable) minibus they... More 

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

Hi HansLee - thanks for your thorough review. It's great to hear you explain the true value of doing one of our 'supported' tours. While it is awesome that all of our trails are off-road, you are definitely right in mentioning that people who bike on flat city roads need to be aware that the going is a bit tougher... More 

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