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Half Day Bike Tour of Arrow River Trail provided by Around The Basin Bike Tours

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Half Day Bike Tour of Arrow River Trail

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 20-07-26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-07-26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Ride the Arrow River Bridges bike route on a supported, independent cycling trip from Queenstown that explores the historic mining community of Arrowtown, country lanes, and a Gibbston Valley winery. The booking takes care of every detail, including bike rental, trail maps, and a support vehicle, but you’ll have the freedom to set your own pace throughout the day, finishing with a wine tasting before the return shuttle to Queenstown.
  • You'll start at
    The Station Building
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Arrow River
  • 2
    Kawarau Suspension Bridge
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Kawarau River
  • 3
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    The Station Building
    The Station Building Duke Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    ACCOMMODATION PICK UP ARE ONLY AVAILABLE WITH OUR MORNING TOURS, at the end of the tour drop off is at our shop location of Duke Street in Queenstown. Afternoon tour clients must check in at our meeting point at 9 Duke Street, Queenstown.
    See address & details
  • Ride the Arrow River Bridges with a support vehicle
  • Cover 9 miles (15 km.) of mostly flat terrain
  • See a quiet and beautiful part of Central Otago
  • Includes bike rental, transport, and a wine tasting
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your Queenstown accommodations or in town (depending on the time and season of tour), then transfer to Arrowtown to start the Arrow River Bridges bike route. You’ll be fitted with a comfortable mountain bike and get detailed instructions for the ride before setting out on a trail that follows the Arrow and Kawarau River gorges. Cross three suspension bridges as you ride, including one that’s famous for bungee jumping—pause to check out the jumpers along the way. Every 3 miles (5 km.), the support vehicle will meet the Arrow River Bridges trail so you can stock up on water or rest your legs.

The Arrow River Bridges ride concludes in the Gibbston Valley, called the “valley of the vines” for a landscape of lush, rolling vineyards. Toast the end of your ride with a wine tasting, then return to Queenstown in the support vehicle.
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Important Information
Departure Point
The Station Building Duke Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Latest model hardtail mountain bike and helmet
  • Central Queenstown hotel/motel pick ups on morning tour
  • Vehicle support at designated points throughout your ride
  • Knowledgeable local support driver meeting you enroute
  • Water
  • Wine tasting
  • Detailed trail map
  • Hotel pickup not available for summer afternoon tours.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Advisable to wear appropriate sports shoes
  • Advisable to wear appropriate active wear
  • Approximate biking time is 2 hours
  • As you bike, your driver will move the support vehicle along the trail to support points
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Electric-bike Upgrades available by prior request directly with operator
  • 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 11 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kim H wrote a review Mar. 2020
2 contributions
We arrived at the office well in advance of our pick-up time. I wanted to make sure that I didn't need an e-bike. There were e-bikes available but I decided that I would be able to handle the undulating, gravel terrain. Jason, was our guide and pick-up the group up on time.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from AroundTheBasin, Manager at Half Day Bike Tour of Arrow River Trail
Responded Jun. 10, 2020
Thank you for the lovely review. Stoked to hear you enjoyed your day out :) Cheers ATB Team
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jason r wrote a review Dec. 2019
New York City, New York19 contributions3 helpful votes
What an incredible experience. Maybe my family’s favorite in Queenstown. Incredibly scenic ride. We did the Bridge ride. The eBikes make the ride about the scenery. The entire staff was very accommodating. We visited on the busiest week of the year and we had a scheduling
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Response from AroundTheBasin, Manager at Half Day Bike Tour of Arrow River Trail
Responded Jan. 15, 2020
Thank you for the amazing review! I'm glad we could get it all to work in with your schedule.
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DavidPS3692CF wrote a review Oct. 2019
Hamilton, New Zealand58 contributions13 helpful votes
We were picked up on time at the designated location. Our guide Jason was friendly, informative and knowledgeable. He drove us to the drop off point, explained our route and that he would be at points along the way in case we wanted a lift or to make sure we didn’t get lost. My
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Date of experience: October 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from Around The Basi... A, Manager at Half Day Bike Tour of Arrow River Trail
Responded Nov. 2, 2019
Great to hear, thank you David, we will be sure to pass this feedback to Jase. Having vehicle support on the Bike The Bridges Tour really does make it a carefree experience.
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Martin W wrote a review May 2019
Ipswich, United Kingdom41 contributions15 helpful votes
Had a great half day doing this beautiful bike ride. Starting in Arrowtown we mainly followed the river finishing at Gibbston Valley for a wine tasting and sampling some of the delicious cheeses. Hamish was our guide and driver and was first class. Good fun, informative and
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1 Helpful vote
Response from atbqueenstown_nz, Manager at Half Day Bike Tour of Arrow River Trail
Responded May 18, 2019
Thanks Martin - it was great to have you guys out on our Bike The Bridges half day Supported Tour. Cheers the Around The Basin Team.
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wanderer wrote a review Dec. 2018
1 contribution
the trails were very prefty, and super fun to ride across swing bridges. that said, i would hesitate to recommend the half day tour / team. the “included wine tasting” in gibbston valley at the end was only worth $5 which cheaped out the whole experience (seriously? for a $135
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Date of experience: December 2018
Response from atbqueenstown_nz, Owner at Half Day Bike Tour of Arrow River Trail
Responded Jan. 5, 2019
Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience with us wanderingggg. We do offer self-guided options at a lesser price point, but you chose a supported tour option giving the re-assurance of vehicle and guide/drive support at designated points along the trail which comes at a higher price point. Any jokes our drivers may make are certainly not racist - that may have been your own interpretation - apologies if you took offence.
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Around The Basin Bike Tours
Great day
This was something I was unsure I was going to enjoy but it definitely exceeded my expectations!! The whole day was
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SamFleur C
Great family adventure for all ages!
This was such a fun thing to do with our family of 5 kids from ages 5yrs to 17yrs. Was easy to book the bike hire o
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Fabulous trip and awesome guides
Amazing bike trip over undulating gravel tracks for first 10km then as soon as vineyards start easy 1-2km between t
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Best day trip in Queenstown
We have lived in Queenstown for 4 years, and today was the first time we biked the wineries in the Gibbston Valley,
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E bike tour of Gibbston valley
Fantastic activity for all ages and fitness levels. We hired e bikes which were very easy to use and gave us the fr
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Steve D
Awesome way to spend a day
Around the Basin If you come to Queenstown and you don’t ride from Arrowtown to Queenstown, then you simply have mi
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Best views I've seen
Absolutely wicked views! Best I've ever seen personally. The staff / tour instructors are kind and explain things m
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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 ins
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Great bikes and service
We did a self-guided tour from Arrowtown to Gibbston Valley winery and were really impressed with Around the Basin.
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Bike the Wineries Gibbston Valley - a must do!!!
What a relaxing way to enjoy the picturesque Gibbston Valley and its wonderful wineries and breweries. It’s an eas
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Absolutely awesome!
The team are awesome, The bikes are in fantastic condition and the experience is fantastic. They will even collect
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Incredible way to spend a day
Where do I start ? The advice from Lisa and Louise was invaluable, the E-bikes are incredible, the scenery simply
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Bloody brilliant
Such a great time! Thinking about doing it again! Favourite part was free wine :) wish I did the full day so I coul
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Fantastic Company
My husband and I and 2 teenaged children had such an awesome day, really recommend this company, nothing was a prob
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Great experience
Amazing experience with around the basin from start to finish. All 6 bikes were pre booked, easy booking done throu
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