Bike Queenstown and lap up the scenery
Take a day trip just outside of downtown Queenstown and explore the surrounding wine trail
Grab a bike and benefit from local knowledge of the best spots to stop
Head for the wineries and reward yourself with some tastings
Bike tour Queenstown's wine region and savour the local flavours
Explore the surrounding countryside by bike

Bike the Wineries Full Day Tour

1 day
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$61 USD

Bridges, Bungy, wineries, cheesery, tavern, brewery… ohh yeah! Enjoy a one day self-guided cycle tour of the Queenstown wine region with an abundance of things to see and do. The highlight of the tour are the wineries but the splendid rides, breathtaking views of the Arrow and Kawarau Rivers plus the delicious cafes on the trail are also noteworthy. With 25km of pleasant riding, this is a quick yet satisfying ride from Queenstown to Arrowtown.

  • Category
    Easy-going & Leisurely
  • Type
  • Duration
    1 day
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    1 - Beginner
  • Activity Level
    1 - Easy
  • Elevation
    1 - Easy
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    12.4 miles
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Quick Stats

  • Duration
    1 day
  • Main Destination
    South Island
  • Distance
    12.4 miles
  • Elevation
    1 - Easy
  • Terrain

Itinerary Details

Ride The Trail and Bike The Wineries

Make your way to the centrally located Queenstown shop where the tour departs. Check in time is 10 minutes prior to departure time.

After checking in, sit back and enjoy the drive through the beautiful countryside as you are picked up in central Queenstown and driven to Arrow Junction.

Start your ride towards the Kawarau Suspension Bridge, where the world's first bungee jump took place.

Afterwards, you can spend the afternoon leisurely biking along the Gibbston River Trail. Use the winery map to visit several cellar doors linked along this easy-riding trail. You can enjoy a picnic en route or have lunch at one of the wineries. The distance to the first winery is 15 km, and it's 25 km to the end of the wine valley.

You'll be picked up  at 4:30 pm from your chosen winery for a shuttle back to Queenstown.


  • Departure form Queenstown
    Summer Season: 9:30 am
    Winter Season: 10:00 am
  • Shuttle to Arrowtown + navigation and safety briefing: 30-40 minutes
  • Ride 15km along the stunning bike trail to the first winery: 1-2 hours
  • Explore Gibbston Valley: 3-5.5 hours (depending on your pace and and how you spend exploring)
  • Shuttle transport from your chosen venue to Queenstown (30-45 minutes)
    Summer Season: departing at 4:30pm sharp 
    Winter Season: departing at 4:00pm sharp

    Venues to Visit at Gibbston Valley*

    - Gibbston Valley Winery
    - Kinross
    - The Church
    - Gibbston Tavern
    - Rockburn
    - GT Tasting Room
    - Brennan Wines
    - Mt Rosa

    *(See FAQ for more details)

  • 9.3 - 15.5 miles