Specialists on the Queenstown Trail. Around The Basin provide quality mountain bike hire, winery rides, self-guided and supported or guided tours, all put together to deliver you an epic day's riding. Guarantee good times by upgrading to an e-bike!
Our 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 on offer.
Bike The Wineries Rides
We have three self-guided winery rides to choose from. Full-day, with plenty of time to relax, unwind and explore Arrowtown and the wineries in Gibbston Valley. 3/4 Day – a great mix of riding and exploring the Gibbston Valley, and a half-day ride for those short of time that takes you directly to the start of the Gibbston wine region for an afternoon of fun. All rides allow you to bike at your leisure through stunning Central Otago wine country, with opportunities for wine tastings, tasty platters or a restaurant lunch amidst the vines. We’ll collect you from Gibbston Tavern or another pre-arranged spot for your transfer back to Queenstown. We also provide you with a detailed winery map and can collect any wines you purchase!
Cost: from $85 adult
Duration: full , 3/4 or half-day; 9–21km
Arrowtown to Queenstown Self-guided Ride
Just one of many self-guided bike hire and shuttle packages, this popular ride starts with a shuttle to the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown – a must-see for any visitor. From here begin a leisurely bike ride alongside the Arrow, Kawarau and Shotover Rivers to reach the shores of Lake Wakatipu and onward to 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 Self-guided Ride
This easy, relaxed, self-guided half-day tour begins with a shuttle drop-off at The Old Shotover Bridge, a beautiful spot to start your ride. 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 is mostly flat and ideal for beginners and families. 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
Bike The Bridges Supported Tour
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 amidst the vines before we collect you for the return shuttle trip back to Queenstown.
Cost: from $139 adult
The Basin Explorer Supported Tour
Your tour support driver will shuttle you to the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown. From here you'll follow the beautiful Arrow River Trail downstream to where it meets the Kawarau River, ride across two spectacular suspension bridges and then join the original miners' trail that crosses the famous Kawarau suspension bridge, home of the world's first bungy jump. Enjoy a platter with a relaxed and complimentary wine tasting in the Gibbston Valley then, after lunch, plan your afternoon's adventure with help from your driver. Ride as much or as little as you like, finishing any time before 5.30pm in Queenstown.
Cost: from $189 adult
Duration: full day (flexible finish time)
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.