Specialists on the Queenstown Trail. Around The Basin offer quality mountain bike hire, self-guided and supported or guided tour packages put together to deliver you an epic day of riding.
Their friendly local team can cater for every level and age of rider and supply you with everything you need for a safe and enjoyable riding experience. Here are just some of the experiences they offer:
Bike The Bridges
After a pick-up from your accommodation, this half-day, supported tour starts with the scenic drive to the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown. You’ll then head off on the mostly flat and easy Arrow River Bridges Trail crossing three stunning suspension bridges including the Kawarau Bridge, home of the bungy jump. On reaching Gibbston Valley, enjoy wine tasting or dining amidst the vines before we collect you for the return shuttle trip back to your accommodation.
Cost: from $139 adult
Bike The Wineries
This full-day, self-guided tour allows plenty of time to relax, unwind and explore Arrowtown and the wineries in Gibbston Valley. The trail starts at historic Arrowtown (transfers from Queenstown available), a wonderful place for a wander and coffee before heading along the beautiful Arrow and Kawarau Rivers. After visiting Kawarau Bridge, home of the world’s first bungy jump site, the Gibbston River Trail takes you on a leisurely tour through Central Otago wine country, with opportunities for tastings, relaxed picnics or a restaurant lunch amidst the vines. We’ll collect you from Gibbston Tavern or another pre-arranged spot for the transfer back to your accommodation. (Note: half-day, shorter cycle tours around Gibbston are available for those on tighter itineraries.)
Cost: from $85 adult
Duration: full day; 15–21km riding approx.
The Ultimate Ride
This fully supported e-bike day tour shows you the best of the Queenstown Trails. Starting in Queenstown, it follows the edge of Lake Wakatipu through to the historic Boat Shed Cafe before heading further into the heart of the Wakatipu Basin. Enjoy our packed picnic lunch at your mid-way stop in Arrowtown before heading along the beautiful Arrow River Trail to reach the Kawarau bungy bridge, and head into Gibbston Valley where you can enjoy the flavours and fantastic scenery of Central Otago wine country before returning to Queenstown via shuttle.
Cost: from $289 adult/e-bike; $239 adult/standard bike
Duration: full day; approx. 30km riding (tailored to group)
Arrowtown to Queenstown
Just one of many self-guided bike hire and shuttle packages, this popular tour starts in the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown – a must-see for any visitor. From there it’s a leisurely journey alongside the Arrow, Kawarau and Shotover Rivers to reach the shores of Lake Wakatipu and onward to the Queenstown Bay. Enjoy cafe stops or take a picnic lunch, or detour to the Kawarau bungy jump bridge.
Cost: from $85 adult
Duration: allow a full day
Beach to Bay
This relaxed, self-guided half-day tour begins with a shuttle drop-off at Tucker’s Beach, a beautiful spot tucked away on the banks of the Shotover River. Enjoy relaxed riding at your own pace, guided by our informative trail map, taking in an exceptionally scenic section of trail passing the famous Boat Shed Cafe, and the Bathhouse Cafe on the edge of Queenstown. This leisurely ride ends in central Queenstown.
Cost: from $69 adult
Duration: approx 3 hrs direct but with so much to see and do we encourage you to allow all day
Custom & Corporate Tours
Let us tailor a Queenstown Trail cycling adventure to suit your needs – from an hour long to multi-day, with a wide range of off-the-bike sights and activities factored in.
Private & Custom Tours – Whether you want to ride with family, friends, work colleagues or another group, we can cater to your needs. From a couple of hours to full day, our custom trips will hit the mark with great dining stops, picnic spots, wine tastings and much more – all in the company of our expert local guides.
Corporate Groups & Team Building Tours – What better way to take a break from your conference than to get out and enjoy Queenstown’s spectacular scenery by bike! We can get you out on the trails from anywhere around the Wakatipu Basin, as well as provide tour guides and make all necessary arrangements. Have a group with varying levels of ability? No worries. We have trips for everyone, with the option of breaking your group into smaller teams so everyone has a memorable experience.
We welcome your enquiries.