Supported mountain biking on the Queenstown Trails

Supported mountain biking on the Queenstown Trails

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: English
  • Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
  • Duration: from 1 half day to full day
  • Cancellation policy: 
    moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Hotel pick up (to be arranged)
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Experience an exciting day pedaling on Queenstown's Trails, a network of bike lanes that span from Gibbston to Queenstown and the town in the middle.

Parting from your accommodation in the center of Queenstown, your guide will pick up and drive you to Queenstown Bay. There, you'll be provided with thorough directions, a trail map, and navigation tips before setting off on your mountain bike!

You'll then follow the stunning Frankton Track and warm up. At mid-morning, you'll make a stop for coffee. After this quick stop, you'll ride the banks of the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers while experiencing the grand views of the Wakatipu Basin. By then, it'll be time for your second pause, a picnic lunch and a chance to explore historic Arrowtown!

The second part of the day, you'll bike along the beautiful Arrow and Kawarau Rivers to the Historic Kawarau Suspension Bridge, home of the famous Kawarau Bungy jump. The end of the biking trip will be a short ride through the Gibbston Wine Valley and enjoy a relaxing wine tasting before being picked up and driven back to your Queenstown accommodation.

Around the Basin's supported biking trip can be done by any rider and is well supported along the way by your dedicated tour guide. It is important to note that your guide will not be riding the trail with you, but will meet you with the vehicle at frequent support locations along the way, allowing you to hitch a ride if required.

A second option, lasting for only half day is also available. It will begin with a scenic transfer from your Queenstown accommodation to the historic village of Arrowtown. Then, you'll follow the beautiful Arrow River Trail downstream to where it meets the Kawarau River.

Next, you’ll ride across the 2 spectacular suspension bridges and then join the original miner's trail that crosses the famous Kawarau suspension bridge. As in the full day option, you'll end at the Gibbston Wine Valley and enjoy a relaxing wine tasting before being picked up and driven back to your Queenstown accommodation.

Offers

1
Basin Explorer (full day): standard bike
Itinerary

- 9:00 AM: Transportation
Shuttle Delivery to Queenstown Bay.

- 9:10 AM – 9:20 AM: Briefing and Begin Biking
Your tour guide will brief you on bike safety, trail navigation and how your tour will work.

- 10:15 AM – 12:30 PM: Bike The Basin
Ride the Highlights of the Queenstown Trail as you make your way towards Arrowtown.
Meet your tour guide at designated locations along the trail to ensure you are on track.

- 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM: Explore Arrowtown

- 1:30 PM: Afternoon Riding
After lunch, you will ride a beautiful section of trail from Arrowtown downstream to the Gibbston Valley where a wine tasting awaits.

- 4:30 PM: Shuttle Back To Queenstown
Your shuttle will depart from the winery at 4.30 PM to ensure you are back in Queenstown by approximately 5:00 PM

Activity requirements

All participants must be in good shape.
Minors must have authorization from their parents.

Special terms

Please get in touch with your guide after booking to arrange the pickup service.

Do not forget to bring
  • Comfortable clothes and footwear
  • Light jacket
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
Sensation Level:Adventurous
Fitness level:Occasionally sporty
Duration:full day
Minimum Age:minimum 5 y/o
Meeting point:
Hotel pick up (to be arranged)
Included:
  • Support Driver
  • Water
  • Quality Mountain Bike
  • Wine Tasting
  • Helmet
  • Shuttle Service
  • Trail Map
  • Pick Up From Accommodation
Excluded:
  • A Guide Riding The Trail With You
2
Bike The Bridges (half day): standard bike
Itinerary

- 9:00 AM: Transportation
Shuttle Delivery to Arrowtown

- 9:30 AM – 9.40 AM: Briefing
Upon arrival in Arrowtown, your tour guide will brief you on bike safety, trail navigation and how your tour will work

- 9:40 AM – 11:45 AM: Ride The Trail
Set off on your bike and explore the beautiful Arrow River Trail

- 11:45 AM - 12.25 PM: Wine Tasting
At roughly 11.45 AM you will reach the winery, where you will be treated to a relaxed wine tasting. A great way to wrap up your tour.

- 12:25 PM: Shuttle Departure - Back To Queenstown
Your shuttle will depart from the winery at 12.30 PM sharp to ensure you are back in Queenstown by 1.00 PM

Activity requirements

All participants must be in good shape.
Minors must have authorization from their parents.

Special terms

Please get in touch with your guide after booking to arrange the pickup service.

Do not forget to bring
  • Comfortable clothes and footwear
  • Light jacket
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
Sensation Level:Adventurous
Fitness level:Occasionally sporty
Duration:1 half day
Minimum Age:minimum 5 y/o
Meeting point:
Hotel pick up (to be arranged)
Included:
  • Support Driver
  • Water
  • Quality Mountain Bike
  • Wine Tasting
  • Helmet
  • Shuttle Service
  • Trail Map
  • Pick Up From Accommodation
Excluded:
  • A Guide Riding The Trail With You
3
Basin Explorer (full day): electric bike
Itinerary

- 9:00 AM: Transportation
Shuttle Delivery to Queenstown Bay.

- 9:10 AM – 9:20 AM: Briefing and Begin Biking
Your tour guide will brief you on bike safety, trail navigation and how your tour will work.

- 10:15 AM – 12:30 PM: Bike The Basin
Ride the Highlights of the Queenstown Trail as you make your way towards Arrowtown.
Meet your tour guide at designated locations along the trail to ensure you are on track.

- 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM: Explore Arrowtown

- 1:30 PM: Afternoon Riding
After lunch, you will ride a beautiful section of trail from Arrowtown downstream to the Gibbston Valley where a wine tasting awaits.

- 4:30 PM: Shuttle Back To Queenstown
Your shuttle will depart from the winery at 4.30 PM to ensure you are back in Queenstown by approximately 5:00 PM

Activity requirements

All participants must be in good shape.
Minors must have authorization from their parents.

Special terms

Please get in touch with your guide after booking to arrange the pickup service.

Do not forget to bring
  • Comfortable clothes and footwear
  • Light jacket
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
Sensation Level:Adventurous
Fitness level:Occasionally sporty
Duration:full day
Minimum Age:minimum 5 y/o
Meeting point:
Hotel pick up (to be arranged)
Included:
  • Support Driver
  • Water
  • Quality Mountain Bike
  • Wine Tasting
  • Helmet
  • Shuttle Service
  • Trail Map
  • Pick Up From Accommodation
Excluded:
  • A Guide Riding The Trail With You
4
Bike The Bridges (half day): electric bike
Itinerary

- 9:00 AM: Transportation
Shuttle Delivery to Arrowtown

- 9:30 AM – 9.40 AM: Briefing
Upon arrival in Arrowtown, your tour guide will brief you on bike safety, trail navigation and how your tour will work

- 9:40 AM – 11:45 AM: Ride The Trail
Set off on your bike and explore the beautiful Arrow River Trail

- 11:45 AM - 12.25 PM: Wine Tasting
At roughly 11.45 AM you will reach the winery, where you will be treated to a relaxed wine tasting. A great way to wrap up your tour.

- 12:25 PM: Shuttle Departure - Back To Queenstown
Your shuttle will depart from the winery at 12.30 PM sharp to ensure you are back in Queenstown by 1.00 PM

Activity requirements

All participants must be in good shape.
Minors must have authorization from their parents.

Special terms

Please get in touch with your guide after booking to arrange the pickup service.

Do not forget to bring
  • Comfortable clothes and footwear
  • Light jacket
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
Sensation Level:Adventurous
Fitness level:Occasionally sporty
Duration:1 half day
Minimum Age:minimum 5 y/o
Meeting point:
Hotel pick up (to be arranged)
Included:
  • Support Driver
  • Water
  • Quality Mountain Bike
  • Wine Tasting
  • Helmet
  • Shuttle Service
  • Trail Map
  • Pick Up From Accommodation
Excluded:
  • A Guide Riding The Trail With You

Meeting point

Hotel pick up (to be arranged) Get directions
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