We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Around The Basin Bike Tours

Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 27 952 5801
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$70.84*
and up
Full-Day Self-Guided Bike Tour of the Wineries
More Info
US$103.65*
and up
Half Day Bike Tour of Arrow River Trail
More Info
US$103.65*
and up
Half-Day Queenstown Winter Trail Bike Tour
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bike ride” (21 reviews)
“wine tasting” (28 reviews)
LOCATION
Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
CONTACT
Website
+64 27 952 5801
Write a Review
Reviews (199)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 196 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I picked up the bike from Queenstown and ride to Arrowtown. It's very easy to arrange rental and transport package with them. They provide bike, map and helmet, so I just took my time to enjoy the quiet Autumn scenery. I had some free time...More

Thank Mei H
Around The Basi... A, Front Office Manager at Around The Basin Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback Mei ...it is such a beautiful ride from Queenstown to Arrowtown, pleased to hear you enjoyed it so much.

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We did this as we had a spare day and I am so glad we did :) The friendly staff (Steve and Lisa) came and collected us from our hotel then took us to arrowtown. They were entertaining and super friendly on the way in...More

Thank JenMG32
Around The Basi... A, Front Office Manager at Around The Basin Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Jen, great to hear you enjoyed your day out riding with us. You're right about the ride from Arrowtown to Queenstown requiring some fitness - you did it in good time. With a stop in Arrowtown - coffee there pre-ride and stops along the...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017

As mentioned in the title, The trip was absolutely Great, The Wineries were beautiful, the bikes worked great, even the weather was fantastic. However for the entire 30 min Van ride on the way out, the Driver proceeded to tell us about how useless tourist...More

1  Thank James_Andy1
Around The Basi... A, General Manager at Around The Basin Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Pleased to hear your Bike The Wineries trip was absolutely great James and most of your experiences in NZ where 'sweet as'. Sorry our guides tongue in cheek light-hearted banter was completely misinterpreted by you. Thanks for the feedback.

Reviewed 16 May 2017

We had a group of 8 friends who hired bikes from the centre of Queenstown and rode out to Amisfield Vineyard. The company were very accommodating with our needs. One of our party had recently had an operation and it was no problem ordering a...More

Thank jopat58
Around The Basi... A, Front Office Manager at Around The Basin Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Simply one of the best things to do while in Queenstown is to get out and ride these trails with a group of friends ...and finishing at a winery is the way to do it! Thanks for coming out with us, great to have you...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Talk about the highlight of our trip to Queenstown. We took the Guided Half Day Tour with Hamish our guide. Great service that picks you up from your accommodation, provides the bikes, maps and meets you at checkpoints along the way to check on your...More

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

Thanks for your feedback on our Arrow River Trail half day supported Tour. We love it at the end of the day when people say it's been the highlight of their trip to Queenstown. Hopefully see you back here some time in the future.

Reviewed 15 May 2017

Friendly welcome from staff. Accommodating to requirements. Good bikes and trailer. Would use again. Well situated in town.

Thank J-G909
Around The Basi... A, Front Office Manager at Around The Basin Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review of our bike hire service.

Reviewed 15 May 2017

We were looking for a company that would drive us out to Arrowtown, give us bikes and a map, and then pick us up at a winery at the end of the day to bring us back to Queenstown, and this company is it! Just...More

Thank Adra G
Around The Basi... A, Front Office Manager at Around The Basin Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Adra - pleased you enjoyed your self-guided ride from Arrowtown to Gibbston Valley with us. It is a good idea to bring a small backpack if you are not on a supported tour with us, we can also provide backpacks to people on pre-request...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

My partner and I decided to do the full day bike winery tour so we could get to see a bit of the country side as well as experience some of NZ's wonderful wineries. The staff were entertaining and helpful and set us up in...More

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

Fantastic to hear you both had an enjoyable day on our Bike The Wineries Tour. We hope you took lots of photos to remember that beautiful scenery! We're always happy to do a wine collection run before picking up our people to save them lugging...More

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Mrs Ferg Gelateria
459 reviews
.06 km away
Fergbaker
2,253 reviews
.06 km away
Jervois Steak House Queenstown
773 reviews
.06 km away
The London, Queenstown
333 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Shotover Canyon Swing & Canyon Fox
936 reviews
.06 km away
Ultimate Hikes Guided Walks
704 reviews
.02 km away
Skippers Canyon Jet
676 reviews
.06 km away
Nzone Skydive
973 reviews
.03 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
ilovesunflowers894
I'm afraid of heights. Through your experiences with other travelers, will the suspension bridges be a problem for me? Are the bridges safe and secure or are they a bit wobbly? We were considering doing the half day ride around the basin and it looks like we'll be riding over 2-3 suspension bridges.
30 April 2017|
Answer Show all 7 answers
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
1
Vote