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Full Day Self Guided Ride Arrowtown to Queenstown provided by Around The Basin Bike Tours

Full Day Self Guided Ride Arrowtown to Queenstown

Full Day Self Guided Ride Arrowtown to Queenstown
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 19208P10
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Latest model hardtail mountain bikes • Helmet • Detailed trail map with full instruction on route given • Transport out to Arrowtown • Knowledgeable, friendly local driver who knows the trails.
Exclusions
No vehicle support during self-guided ride
Duration
1h
Departure details
The Station Building Duke Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Our meeting point is at the back of The Station Building, 9 Duke Street, opposite the main entrance to Sofitel Hotel.
Inclusions
Latest model hardtail mountain bikes • Helmet • Detailed trail map with full instruction on route given • Transport out to Arrowtown • Knowledgeable, friendly local driver who knows the trails.
Exclusions
No vehicle support during self-guided ride
Departure details
The Station Building Duke Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Our meeting point is at the back of The Station Building, 9 Duke Street, opposite the main entrance to Sofitel Hotel.
Duration
1h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Advisable to wear appropriate sports shoes
Advisable to wear appropriate active gear
Approximate biking time is 4 hours.
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Station Building
    The Station Building Duke Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Our meeting point is at the back of The Station Building, 9 Duke Street, opposite the main entrance to Sofitel Hotel.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Arrowtown
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Kawarau Suspension Bridge
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Arrow River
    Lower Shotover
    Frankton Trail
  • 3
    The Boatshed Cafe
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    The Station Building
    The Station Building Duke Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Our meeting point is at the back of The Station Building, 9 Duke Street, opposite the main entrance to Sofitel Hotel.
    See address & details
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5.0
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Gavin M
Auckland, New Zealand165 contributions
Great way to see the valley
Apr 2021
This is our second time with Around the Basin.

We elected for four electric bikes, shuttle to Arrowtown and ride back.

Our bikes were all ready on arrival in the morning and we took a shuttle to Arrowtown with a very informative and entertaining driver. At Arrowtown, we were given some safety and direction instructions and sent on our merry way with maps.

We followed the suggestion of riding around Arrowtown to get some food and to warm up with some pies.

Then off down the Trail. To cut along story short, we rode the length of the Trail past Gibbston (for a yummy lunch) then back, past AJ Hackett, then to Frankton, finally to back to the shop in Queenstown.

Total over 60km and 6 hours - great day, tiring, never ran out of charge and the nikes were great.

Some annoyances - horse riders on the track (where they are not supposed to be) and family groups (who leave their bikes in the middle of the track to take some photos).

We would definitely use Around the Basin again. We possibly wouldn't go all the way down to Gibbston in a day, although it can be done (we are a fit cycling family, however).
Written July 14, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kate2959
Taupo, New Zealand13 contributions
Stunning Day
Amazing day! One of our most favourites of the holiday :) We were dropped off in a van in Arrowtown on a fresh morning to do a self-guided tour back to Queenstown. We opted to take a detour route to the Kawarau Bridge bungy for snacks and to watch people take the leap. The views on the trail were amazing from the get-go. It took us about 4 hours but I think we could have done the ride in half the time if I wasn't constantly stopping to take photos every 10 metres! I would totally recommend getting the E-Bikes - it gives you a nice little boost up the steeper parts! :D Our only small gripe was that our bums got pretty sore nearing the end of the day from the hard seats.
But staff were really friendly & helpful - from the people in the office (sorry didn't catch names!) to the bus driver (think it was Josh!?). Great team. Thanks again guys!
Written May 20, 2021
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Cheers Kate! We appreciate the feedback!
Written June 28, 2021
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YagirlAries
Gisborne, New Zealand3 contributions
100% recommend
Apr 2021 • Couples
So much fun - the scenery was unreal. We did get really sore bums, fully recommend padded tights as the seats are really hard for biking for a day! But no complaints here - the staff were super lovely and we had great fun being athletes on our E-bikes which I 100% recommend. It made our experience so much better given we weren’t exhausted at the end of the day. Left the drop off point at around 9:45am and got back to Queenstown around 2:00pm. We stopped off at the kawarau bungy and did a zip line and had some lunch before continuing on our way. It was amazing!
Written April 15, 2021
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AroundTheBasin
Thanks for the great review - great to have you on our Arrowtown to Queenstown ride. You guys fitted in a lot considering you made it back by 2pm. Great effort - our e-bikes are a blast. We do have some gel seats, so if you do this ride again just ask as sometimes with a busy morning of briefing various riders the gel seats are not on the teams mind! Cheers :)
Written April 16, 2021
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JoannaCobb
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Fantastic day exploring Queenstown
Apr 2021 • Friends
Outstanding service, so helpful and great bikes too. Highly recommend this company if you’re looking to hire bikes in Queenstown! Loved the Arrowtown to Queenstown trail we also thought arrowtown to Gibston was outstanding! A definite must do if you can!
Written April 5, 2021
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Epic review Joanna! Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. Kind regards Hamish and Team
Written April 15, 2021
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Terry Goodall
3 contributions
Challenging and enjoyable trail ride
Feb 2021
e-bikes were superb, which helped us to enjoy the brilliant scenery of this varied set of adjoining trails. We (wife & I) appreciated the excellent booking service from Lisa. Highly recommended and very enjoyable experience - also good value!
Written March 1, 2021
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AroundTheBasin
Nice to hear you enjoyed your full day self-guided ride from Arrowtown to Queenstown with us - definitely a great ride with e-bikes recommended :)
Written March 2, 2021
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Maike
3 contributions
Fabulous day out
Was taken to Arrowtown by shuttle and had all day to cycle back to Queenstown, adding excursions to vineyards and Lake Hayes. I hired an electric bike which was a delight and made the ride pure enjoyment. Scenery absolutely stunning. I compared several bike hire companies and these guys were definitely the most informative, accommodating and best value.
Written February 18, 2021
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AroundTheBasin
Great to have you out exploring our stunning bike trail network.
Written March 1, 2021
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ADVENTURE MAGAZINE
Auckland Central, New Zealand68 contributions
Awesome way to spend a day
Nov 2020
Around the Basin
If you come to Queenstown and you don’t ride from Arrowtown to Queenstown, then you simply have missed the best part. Its fun, easy, stunning, it’s the type of ride that you will remember for a lifetime. By a usual bike or E-bike the ride just opens your eyes to the beauty of this area. You get dropped off with the best gear, the best advice, and the clearest instructions. The gear – bikes are top quality. Staff are friendly and efficient. All in all a must do in you visit Queenstown.
Written November 26, 2020
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Sam jopson
4 contributions
Best views I've seen
Nov 2020 • Couples
Absolutely wicked views! Best I've ever seen personally. The staff / tour instructors are kind and explain things making it easy! Would recommend to anyone (get E-bikes if you doubt your fitness as the ride can be tiring), the bikes are nice and smooth, loved it.
Written November 23, 2020
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AroundTheBasin
Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave a lovely review. We are so lucky to have such awesome trails with stunning views, was great we could help get you out to ride and see them! Definitely agree the E-Bikes are the way to go..!
Written November 24, 2020
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rangiorachap
109 contributions
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 instructions and good communication from Lisa, thoroughly enjoyed the ride. I left the bike in Arrowtown and they picked it up as my wife was also driving our car. Would happily recommend them to other uses.
Written November 23, 2020
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AroundTheBasin
Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave us a lovely review. Glad you enjoyed the ride and the E-Bike, definitely worth while for that ride!! Hopefully see you out with us again if you're back in Queenstown :)
Written November 24, 2020
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GJPKEM111
Auckland Central, New Zealand136 contributions
Incredible way to spend a day
Nov 2020
Where do I start ? The advice from Lisa and Louise was invaluable, the E-bikes are incredible, the scenery simply the best and the entire trail experience was a "must do". We had 6 in our group, none had biked for years but we found the 35km ride absolutely do-able and really enjoyable on the e-bikes. A great day out with a wonderful lunch at the BoatShed Cafe on the way into Queenstown.
Written November 6, 2020
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Awesome to hear! We sure are lucky to have both Lisa and Louise managing our bookings.
Written November 10, 2020
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By: Around The Basin Bike Tours
Natadola1944
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Fun family activity
Best activity we did in Queenstown. Everyone enjoyed it. Would defn recommend . We used electric bikes which were a
Jessosteo
Jessosteo
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AMAZING - Must Do!
We had a wonderful time doing the half day self guided ride from Arrowtown to Gibbston. We arrived at Gibbston tave
T4947GJterris
T4947GJterris
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Loved it!
We really loved this tour, we didn't use the electric bikes as we wanted the exercise and we loved it. The team was
fransvanschie
fransvanschie
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Biking
One of the best things to do get on your bike great service relaxt people great ride we took a intelligent bike tha
marknM2593UZ
marknM2593UZ
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Wine bike tour
Terrific time highly recommend. The e bike are awesome. First time we have been on one and they are a lot of fun.
SCJM
SCJM
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Great day out, helpful company
Last minute change of plans meant that we wanted to rent some bikes on the day. Around the Basin was very accommoda
go4jack1
go4jack1
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Great day in Gibbston
Fabulous service from the team and especially Josh. Biking around Queenstown and Gibbeston. Way to go to avoid gett
AlistarW
AlistarW
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A great way to explore Gibbston Valley
Great service from the moment we booked until we were picked up at the end of the tour. What a nice way to spend a
Y8698ELpeterg
Y8698ELpeterg
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Was great, except for the bike seat
Was a gorgeous ride and bought some great wine. Only problem was the standard bike seats were quite uncomfortable a
388kathg
388kathg
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My favourite of all QT activities
This was my fave. It was exercise and activity. We used regular bikes, had a good workout and some lovely wines en
Katherine H
Katherine H
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Fantastic day out
Friendly from the get go, picked up on time on way out and returning. Very informative and took time to explain saf
GourmandsExpedition
GourmandsExpedition
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Breathtaking Views | Great Workout | Help Given as Needed
VISIT: end of February 2020 TOUR: Bike the Bridges - Arrowtown to Gibbston Supported Tour VIEWS: 5 stars HELP FROM
annpea11
annpea11
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110% Recommended
Such a fantastic day doing the 3/4 day Wineries Tour! Definitely recommend! Easy enough to do for beginners.
sheanaghn2018
sheanaghn2018
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Reliable and well organised
The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and punctual on pick up times. The bikes were well maintained and easy to r
I7344BUhannahw
I7344BUhannahw
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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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