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Full Day Self Guided Ride Arrowtown to Queenstown provided by Around The Basin Bike Tours

Full Day Self Guided Ride Arrowtown to Queenstown

Full Day Self Guided Ride Arrowtown to Queenstown
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About
Shuttle with our knowledgeable guide from Queenstown to Arrowtown. Perhaps enjoy a pre-ride coffee, brunch and look around the quaint village of Arrowtown before you set off to ride at your own pace along the stunning Queenstown Trail to the shores of Lake Wakatipu and onward to Queenstown Bay. A great day out exploring our magnificent purpose built biking trails. A detailed map and full trail navigation is given at the start of your ride and we are contactable by phone throughout the day. Distance is 35kms if you bike directly to Queenstown or 45kms if you divert to see the Kawarau Bungy bridge. Departing Queenstown as follows: • SUMMER (1 October - 30 April): 9.00am & 1.00pm Departs Queenstown • WINTER (1 May - 30 September): 10.00am Departs Queenstown
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-8 hours
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-8 hours
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 19208P10
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Latest model hardtail mountain bikes
  • Helmet
  • Detailed trail map with full instruction on route given
  • Transport out to Arrowtown
  • Knowledgeable, friendly local driver who knows the trails.
Exclusions
  • No vehicle support during self-guided ride
Duration
4–8 hours
Departure details
  • The Station Building Duke Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Our meeting point is at the back of The Station Building, 9 Duke Street, opposite the main entrance to Sofitel Hotel.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Advisable to wear appropriate sports shoes
  • Advisable to wear appropriate active gear
  • Approximate biking time is 4 hours.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Inclusions
  • Latest model hardtail mountain bikes
  • Helmet
  • Detailed trail map with full instruction on route given
  • Transport out to Arrowtown
  • Knowledgeable, friendly local driver who knows the trails.
Exclusions
  • No vehicle support during self-guided ride
Departure details
  • The Station Building Duke Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Our meeting point is at the back of The Station Building, 9 Duke Street, opposite the main entrance to Sofitel Hotel.
Duration
4–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Advisable to wear appropriate sports shoes
  • Advisable to wear appropriate active gear
  • Approximate biking time is 4 hours.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Station Building
    The Station Building Duke Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Our meeting point is at the back of The Station Building, 9 Duke Street, opposite the main entrance to Sofitel Hotel.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Arrowtown
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Kawarau Suspension Bridge
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Arrow River
    Lower Shotover
    Frankton Trail
  • 3
    The Boatshed Cafe
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Gavin M
Auckland, New Zealand166 contributions
Great way to see the valley
Apr 2021
This is our second time with Around the Basin.

We elected for four electric bikes, shuttle to Arrowtown and ride back.

Our bikes were all ready on arrival in the morning and we took a shuttle to Arrowtown with a very informative and entertaining driver. At Arrowtown, we were given some safety and direction instructions and sent on our merry way with maps.

We followed the suggestion of riding around Arrowtown to get some food and to warm up with some pies.

Then off down the Trail. To cut along story short, we rode the length of the Trail past Gibbston (for a yummy lunch) then back, past AJ Hackett, then to Frankton, finally to back to the shop in Queenstown.

Total over 60km and 6 hours - great day, tiring, never ran out of charge and the nikes were great.

Some annoyances - horse riders on the track (where they are not supposed to be) and family groups (who leave their bikes in the middle of the track to take some photos).

We would definitely use Around the Basin again. We possibly wouldn't go all the way down to Gibbston in a day, although it can be done (we are a fit cycling family, however).
Written 14 July 2021
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AroundTheBasin
You did a BIG ride - great effort! To get to the end of Gibbston and turn back and ride all the way back to Queenstown with lunch thrown in the midst ...well done. We look forward to seeing you back for some more (or less) riding soon. Cheers :)
Written 30 September 2021
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Kate2959
Taupo, New Zealand13 contributions
Stunning Day
Amazing day! One of our most favourites of the holiday :) We were dropped off in a van in Arrowtown on a fresh morning to do a self-guided tour back to Queenstown. We opted to take a detour route to the Kawarau Bridge bungy for snacks and to watch people take the leap. The views on the trail were amazing from the get-go. It took us about 4 hours but I think we could have done the ride in half the time if I wasn't constantly stopping to take photos every 10 metres! I would totally recommend getting the E-Bikes - it gives you a nice little boost up the steeper parts! :D Our only small gripe was that our bums got pretty sore nearing the end of the day from the hard seats.
But staff were really friendly & helpful - from the people in the office (sorry didn't catch names!) to the bus driver (think it was Josh!?). Great team. Thanks again guys!
Written 20 May 2021
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Cheers Kate! We appreciate the feedback!
Written 28 June 2021
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YagirlAries
Gisborne, New Zealand3 contributions
100% recommend
Apr 2021 • Couples
So much fun - the scenery was unreal. We did get really sore bums, fully recommend padded tights as the seats are really hard for biking for a day! But no complaints here - the staff were super lovely and we had great fun being athletes on our E-bikes which I 100% recommend. It made our experience so much better given we weren’t exhausted at the end of the day. Left the drop off point at around 9:45am and got back to Queenstown around 2:00pm. We stopped off at the kawarau bungy and did a zip line and had some lunch before continuing on our way. It was amazing!
Written 15 April 2021
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AroundTheBasin
Thanks for the great review - great to have you on our Arrowtown to Queenstown ride. You guys fitted in a lot considering you made it back by 2pm. Great effort - our e-bikes are a blast. We do have some gel seats, so if you do this ride again just ask as sometimes with a busy morning of briefing various riders the gel seats are not on the teams mind! Cheers :)
Written 16 April 2021
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JoannaCobb
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Fantastic day exploring Queenstown
Apr 2021 • Friends
Outstanding service, so helpful and great bikes too. Highly recommend this company if you’re looking to hire bikes in Queenstown! Loved the Arrowtown to Queenstown trail we also thought arrowtown to Gibston was outstanding! A definite must do if you can!
Written 5 April 2021
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Epic review Joanna! Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. Kind regards Hamish and Team
Written 15 April 2021
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Terry Goodall
3 contributions
Challenging and enjoyable trail ride
Feb 2021
e-bikes were superb, which helped us to enjoy the brilliant scenery of this varied set of adjoining trails. We (wife & I) appreciated the excellent booking service from Lisa. Highly recommended and very enjoyable experience - also good value!
Written 1 March 2021
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AroundTheBasin
Nice to hear you enjoyed your full day self-guided ride from Arrowtown to Queenstown with us - definitely a great ride with e-bikes recommended :)
Written 2 March 2021
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Maike
3 contributions
Fabulous day out
Was taken to Arrowtown by shuttle and had all day to cycle back to Queenstown, adding excursions to vineyards and Lake Hayes. I hired an electric bike which was a delight and made the ride pure enjoyment. Scenery absolutely stunning. I compared several bike hire companies and these guys were definitely the most informative, accommodating and best value.
Written 18 February 2021
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AroundTheBasin
Great to have you out exploring our stunning bike trail network.
Written 1 March 2021
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ADVENTURE MAGAZINE
Auckland Central, New Zealand68 contributions
Awesome way to spend a day
Nov 2020
Around the Basin
If you come to Queenstown and you don’t ride from Arrowtown to Queenstown, then you simply have missed the best part. Its fun, easy, stunning, it’s the type of ride that you will remember for a lifetime. By a usual bike or E-bike the ride just opens your eyes to the beauty of this area. You get dropped off with the best gear, the best advice, and the clearest instructions. The gear – bikes are top quality. Staff are friendly and efficient. All in all a must do in you visit Queenstown.
Written 26 November 2020
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Sam jopson
4 contributions
Best views I've seen
Nov 2020 • Couples
Absolutely wicked views! Best I've ever seen personally. The staff / tour instructors are kind and explain things making it easy! Would recommend to anyone (get E-bikes if you doubt your fitness as the ride can be tiring), the bikes are nice and smooth, loved it.
Written 23 November 2020
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AroundTheBasin
Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave a lovely review. We are so lucky to have such awesome trails with stunning views, was great we could help get you out to ride and see them! Definitely agree the E-Bikes are the way to go..!
Written 24 November 2020
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rangiorachap
110 contributions
Solo bike ride Queenstown to aarowtown
You can do this ride both ways,I chose to cycle from Queenstown to Arrowtown. Good electric mountain bike, good instructions and good communication from Lisa, thoroughly enjoyed the ride. I left the bike in Arrowtown and they picked it up as my wife was also driving our car. Would happily recommend them to other uses.
Written 23 November 2020
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AroundTheBasin
Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave us a lovely review. Glad you enjoyed the ride and the E-Bike, definitely worth while for that ride!! Hopefully see you out with us again if you're back in Queenstown :)
Written 24 November 2020
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GJPKEM111
Auckland Central, New Zealand136 contributions
Incredible way to spend a day
Nov 2020
Where do I start ? The advice from Lisa and Louise was invaluable, the E-bikes are incredible, the scenery simply the best and the entire trail experience was a "must do". We had 6 in our group, none had biked for years but we found the 35km ride absolutely do-able and really enjoyable on the e-bikes. A great day out with a wonderful lunch at the BoatShed Cafe on the way into Queenstown.
Written 6 November 2020
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Awesome to hear! We sure are lucky to have both Lisa and Louise managing our bookings.
Written 10 November 2020
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AliciaO851
AliciaO851
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4 hours of greatness
Best half day ever. The crew were very friendly and helpful. The trail had great views, 3 suspension bridges and te
Lrpttfr
Lrpttfr
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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
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
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
Simon C
Simon C
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Good, but....
You are picked up from Queenstown and driven in a very nice bus to Arrowtown where you are given a briefing on ridi
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
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
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
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
go4jack1
go4jack1
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Great day in Gibbston
Fabulous service from the team and especially Josh. Biking around Queenstown and Gibbeston. Way to go to avoid gett
AlistarW
AlistarW
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A great way to explore Gibbston Valley
Great service from the moment we booked until we were picked up at the end of the tour. What a nice way to spend a
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