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Bike The Wineries Full Day Tour Queenstown

Bike The Wineries Full Day Tour Queenstown
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If you enjoy the freedom of independent travel and the convenience of guided tours, then this winery biking tour from Queenstown offers the best of both worlds. You’ll be conveniently dropped off at the starting point, with your provided bikes and helmets, so you don’t need to drive yourself. Using your informative trail map you’ll then spend the day touring the historic Arrowtown area, stopping at wineries as you wish, and going at your own pace.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Return transfers to start and end points, plus hotels, are included
  • Receive exclusive deals at the wineries along the cycle trail
  • A fun way to spend the day outdoors with friends
  • Ideal for active travelers who also enjoy good food and drink
What to expect
  • This full day self-guided Bike The Wineries Tour begins with a pickup from our central Queenstown meeting point and a scenic and informative transfer to the quaint historic gold-mining village of Arrowtown. After bike fitting, a trail and winery briefing and a few local tips from our knowledgeable driver/guide, you free to enjoy brunch or a coffee at one of the many great cafes or just jump straight into your self-guided ride along the beautiful Arrow River Trail till it meets the Kawarau River, ride the original Miners Trail that crosses the Kawarau Suspension Bridge, the home of the world famous bungy jump and the beginning of the Gibbston Valley of vines. From Bungy you continue on to bike at your leisure the Gibbston River Trail using our informative trail map to visit as many of the 6-plus wineries, cheesery and micro brewery linked throughout this easy riding trail. Enjoy a relaxed lunch stop en-route or picnic at one of the many wineries along the way. At the end of your day exploring the wineries, we'll pick you up from Gibbston Tavern, or another prearranged winery - just call us if you choose to bike further down the valley and we'll collect you for your relaxing vehicle transfer back to Queenstown. It couldn't be easier - and we'll even pick up any wine purchases you make throughout the day! Distances biked vary from 9.5 miles to 13.75 miles (15kms to 22kms). All trails are purpose built, easy to moderate grade and off-road, with only direct road crossing between wineries.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Return transfers to start and end points, plus hotels, are included
  • Receive exclusive deals at the wineries along the cycle trail
  • A fun way to spend the day outdoors with friends
  • Ideal for active travelers who also enjoy good food and drink
What to expect
  • This full day self-guided Bike The Wineries Tour begins with a pickup from our central Queenstown meeting point and a scenic and informative transfer to the quaint historic gold-mining village of Arrowtown. After bike fitting, a trail and winery briefing and a few local tips from our knowledgeable driver/guide, you free to enjoy brunch or a coffee at one of the many great cafes or just jump straight into your self-guided ride along the beautiful Arrow River Trail till it meets the Kawarau River, ride the original Miners Trail that crosses the Kawarau Suspension Bridge, the home of the world famous bungy jump and the beginning of the Gibbston Valley of vines. From Bungy you continue on to bike at your leisure the Gibbston River Trail using our informative trail map to visit as many of the 6-plus wineries, cheesery and micro brewery linked throughout this easy riding trail. Enjoy a relaxed lunch stop en-route or picnic at one of the many wineries along the way. At the end of your day exploring the wineries, we'll pick you up from Gibbston Tavern, or another prearranged winery - just call us if you choose to bike further down the valley and we'll collect you for your relaxing vehicle transfer back to Queenstown. It couldn't be easier - and we'll even pick up any wine purchases you make throughout the day! Distances biked vary from 9.5 miles to 13.75 miles (15kms to 22kms). All trails are purpose built, easy to moderate grade and off-road, with only direct road crossing between wineries.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 19208P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Exclusive winery deals
  • Central Queenstown hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Transport to start and from finish
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Wine tastings
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • The Station Building Duke Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Our shop location and meeting point is at the back of The Station Building on Duke Street, opposite Sofitel Hotel main entrance. Shop Signage is Around The Basin Bike Queenstown.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years - recommended to bring ID
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Exclusive winery deals
  • Central Queenstown hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Transport to start and from finish
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Wine tastings
Departure details
  • The Station Building Duke Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Our shop location and meeting point is at the back of The Station Building on Duke Street, opposite Sofitel Hotel main entrance. Shop Signage is Around The Basin Bike Queenstown.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years - recommended to bring ID
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
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4.5
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Simon C
Cairns, Australia62 contributions
Good, but....
Jul 2021
You are picked up from Queenstown and driven in a very nice bus to Arrowtown where you are given a briefing on riding through the Gibbston Valley.

It is well organised and the bikes and equipment are pretty good.

The cost is only your bike hire and transfer to and from Arrowtown - you get collected from a smallish pub in the Valley on the return run (or where ever else you might be).

The scenery is great and the ride is very enjoyable.

What was disappointing was the proprietors of the wineries ripping off the tourists. You sample very small quantities of wine at very high prices.

That kind of ruined it for me and made the day disappointing. Effectively you pay up to $30 for the equivalent of one small glass of wine (120mls). Cheese boards are extra (understandably) but I would not have done this tour if I knew how expensive the wine tasting was.

Could have been so much better.
Written 5 August 2021
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AroundTheBasin
Hello Simon - very pleased to hear that you were happy with all your service from our business. It is a shame you felt the wineries in Gibbston were ripping you off - you are the first I can personally recall in nearly 10 years of operation to give this feedback. Most NZ wineries charge for tastings and $10 to $15 for 5 - 8 substantial tastings is by NZ standards fairly good value. One of the wineries does offer free tastings and a number refund the cost of the tasting if you buy a bottle of wine. What the wineries charge is out of our control, and I have not heard of anyone paying $30 for a small glass of wine - it may have been a very premium vintage. We generally get great feedback from most of our customers about what a fantastic day they've had.
Written 6 August 2021
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Peter G
New York City, NY42 contributions
Was great, except for the bike seat
Was a gorgeous ride and bought some great wine. Only problem was the standard bike seats were quite uncomfortable after 8 hrs of biking. Suggest requesting a wider more padded seat if available. Otherwise no complaints!
Written 20 February 2021
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AroundTheBasin
Thanks for your review and great to hear you had an awesome ride. We do have gel seats available in our vans so sorry you weren't offered one :) Cheers, the Around The Basin team.
Written 21 February 2021
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Sheanagh
Auckland Central, New Zealand42 contributions
Reliable and well organised
The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and punctual on pick up times. The bikes were well maintained and easy to ride. We were given maps to follow that were easy to read. Only regret is we wished we’d got the e-bikes instead of the normal bikes! ☺️. Some parts of the track were a bit more challenging than we expected, and after a couple of wine tastings ... 🥴
Written 25 January 2021
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AroundTheBasin
Thanks Sheana - great to hear you enjoyed your day. Our e-bikes are always an awesome option to upgrade too - and no-one has regretted it yet! It will keep for next time :) Cheers the Around The Basin team.
Written 28 January 2021
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18margarett
Plimmerton, New Zealand17 contributions
Challenge conquered
Oct 2020
Thought we’d signed up for one thing, got another! Due to a wee mix up we ended up doing the whole cycle tour from Arrowtown. Been a long time since either of us has been on a bike, but we gave it a good shot. If we’d known just how far we were going to be going, we would’ve opted for e-bikes, but were pretty chuffed with ourselves to manage the day on the old plodders. Had a fantastic day out, great weather luckily, went to some lovely vineyards and had fun at the Gibbston Tavern for the afternoon whilst waiting for our ride back. Highly recommend this way to travel the vineyards and see the back country with some fun.
Written 20 October 2020
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Nice work on making the best of your day, even when you booked to ride a bit further than you expected. Luckily the trail is all pretty easy riding. E- bikes sure are a good option too! Next time :)
Written 10 November 2020
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Ken ward
1 contribution
Lovely friendly trip
Oct 2020
Had a great experience. We did have a bit of a problem , because the track was a bit of challenging for my 80 year old wife who hadn’t cycled for a long time and never ridden an ebike before. Long story short, she didn’t gloveless friendly o far and had to go back this split our group up, . But the wonderful staff sorted this out for us and picked her up and took her to Gibbston, where we all met up again. We were all able to enjoy the wine and food and then they came and picked us up and returned us to Queenstown. So after a shaky start we enjoyed the trip and can’ say enough about how wonderful and friendly the staff were in ensuring we had a good time. Thank you so much.
Written 18 October 2020
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GrandTour42193665789
Great to have you out with us - it was awesome that your Mum tried to give it a go! We were happy to pick her up and get her to the winery so she could join you at the end of your ride for some family time.
Written 19 October 2020
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JoChristineHarry
Auckland Central, New Zealand6 contributions
A Must Do when in Queenstown
Sep 2020
Such a cool thing to do. We hired E bikes at extra cost but worth it for us 50plus gals. Great driver and well prepared with info. Managed to get to 4 wineries including a gorgeous 3 course lunch at Gibbston Valley. Highly recommend even on a showery day.
Written 15 September 2020
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So glad you enjoyed our E Bikes Jo! Definitely worth the extra money. Thanks for your kind review, hopefully see you out there again sometime.
Written 5 October 2020
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Curiosity374305
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
A must do!
Jul 2020 • Couples
We had a wonderful day cycling the Gibbston bike trail to the wineries. The crew happily collected us from our hotel, provided us with comfortable bikes with no fuss and lots of friendly banter. Will be doing again to sample another season. Glorious scenery. Like cycling through a movie set.
Written 14 July 2020
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Awesome! See you back for more this summer! Cheers for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate your support :) Kind regards Hamish
Written 6 August 2020
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Alexander Onisiforou
1 contribution
Must do in queenstown
May 2020 • Couples
Lovely day out to visit the wineries surrounding queenstown! Was also lovely to get out of the car and travel on a bike through the countryside. The wineries were superb!!! 100% recommend!!!
Written 25 May 2020
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Thanks Alex, we really appreciate you taking the time to review us. Cheers!
Written 10 June 2020
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Kathy
573 contributions
A Full Day of Fun!
Jan 2020
This was Tour #1 of three winery cycle tours we took during our two-month vacation in New Zealand. We loved it so much we decided to do it again when we were in Blenheim and Napier. We booked this tour through Around the Basin Bike Tours, who provided bikes, helmets, maps, and shuttle service at the beginning and end of the ride. We cycled from Arrowtown to Gibbston Valley on the Arrow River Bridge Trail and the Queenstown Trail, crossing suspension bridges and riding through farmland with spectacular mountain views and along deep gorges with turquoise water. In Gibbston Valley, the heart of the wine-making country, we visited numerous winery cellar doors and a fantastic craft brewery with wood fired pizza! The trail was easy and the beverages were outstanding. We will definitely do it again.
Written 28 April 2020
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AroundTheBasin
So glad you enjoyed the day so much you did it again in other places - can't go wrong with wine, bikes and beautiful scenery can you! Thanks for coming out with us and taking the time to leave such a nice review :)
Written 2 July 2020
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shelley m
Nelson, Canada17 contributions
Loved Loved Loved this tour!!!
Feb 2020 • Couples
We booked the full day "Bike the Wineries Tour" - self guided - and it was my husband and I and one of our daughters. It truly was the highlight of our trip to New Zealand and we felt young again riding alongside the beautiful scenery. The fellow who drove us and picked us up from Arrowtown (unfortunately can't remember his name) was so comical and chatty he had all of us on the bus laughing hysterically. We are Canadian and he had lots of funny things to say about us lol. Everything with our bike day was so organized, the bikes were great, wine was great and as promised they picked up any bottles of wine we purchased along the way. We felt truly alive by the end of our day and would fully recommend anyone considering booking with this company. Thanks and we hope to come again!
Written 23 April 2020
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AroundTheBasin
Thanks for your awesome review, really appreciate it. Was great to have you out with us and so glad you had such a good day and enjoyed the ride, wine and the drivers jokes! haha Love to hear we made it as a highlight of your trip :) Hope to see you back out with us again in the future!
Written 2 July 2020
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Easy to organise, lovely staff, surprisingly loved the e-bikes!
We biked to Gibbston to enjoy some wineries and have lunch. Easy to book, lovely staff, great e-bikes (would defini
KellyNewZealand
KellyNewZealand
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Drinking and not driving
This was a top notch operation. We did the 3/4 day winery tour which we thought was a good balance of biking and wi
tad1990
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Great experience but not enough time
Not enough time. Managed 3 wineries but felt rushed. Arrived at the 4th just in time for our 4:30 pickup , howeve
LaurenC1234567890101
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Great experience
A brilliant day yesterday hiring 2 ebikes! Fantastic contactless collection and the staff made everything seamless
dwamedia
dwamedia
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Customer service like I’ve never seen before!
Steve and Louise are total legends. I had an issue with a bike which I hadn’t even rented from them. Out of sheer k
Natadola1944
Natadola1944
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Fun family activity
Best activity we did in Queenstown. Everyone enjoyed it. Would defn recommend . We used electric bikes which were a
Gmoney484
Gmoney484
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Great way to see the valley
This is our second time with Around the Basin. We elected for four electric bikes, shuttle to Arrowtown and ride
Jessosteo
Jessosteo
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AMAZING - Must Do!
We had a wonderful time doing the half day self guided ride from Arrowtown to Gibbston. We arrived at Gibbston tave
T4947GJterris
T4947GJterris
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Loved it!
We really loved this tour, we didn't use the electric bikes as we wanted the exercise and we loved it. The team was
Kate2959
Kate2959
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Stunning Day
Amazing day! One of our most favourites of the holiday :) We were dropped off in a van in Arrowtown on a fresh mor
YagirlAries
YagirlAries
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100% recommend
So much fun - the scenery was unreal. We did get really sore bums, fully recommend padded tights as the seats are
fransvanschie
fransvanschie
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Biking
One of the best things to do get on your bike great service relaxt people great ride we took a intelligent bike tha
JoannaCobb
JoannaCobb
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Fantastic day exploring Queenstown
Outstanding service, so helpful and great bikes too. Highly recommend this company if you’re looking to hire bikes
marknM2593UZ
marknM2593UZ
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Wine bike tour
Terrific time highly recommend. The e bike are awesome. First time we have been on one and they are a lot of fun.
SCJM
SCJM
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Great day out, helpful company
Last minute change of plans meant that we wanted to rent some bikes on the day. Around the Basin was very accommoda
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