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“Fabulous bike hire”

Queenstown Bike Tours
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Owner description: Queenstown Bike Tours now operating as About Bikes Arrowtown is located at Dudleys cottage in Arrowtown. We offer half or full day bike hire with optional transport, About Bikes provides a range of bikes specifically designed for comfort and sight seeing. We also have electric and hard tail MTB. All sizes for men, women and children and if the kids are too small to ride we also have tow along bikes allowing you to take the whole family for a days adventure. If you want a true NZ adventure in natural surroundings, then it does not get any better than riding with About Bikes in Arrowtown.
Reviewed January 25, 2013

We hired a couple of bikes from here in November. The bikes were new (Specialized) and easy to manage. We were given very useful advice about where to go in the amount of time we had - we cycled along the river to a winery. The path had recently been done up and was easy to cycle along; a little bit undulating with a couple of suspension bridges for added fun :) We could have organised to get a lift back from here, but decided we would manage the cycle back as well.
Overall a very enjoyable experience for a reasonable price.

Thank jules_andy123
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qt_bike_tours, Front Office Manager at Queenstown Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2013

Nice one Jules and Andy ridding back after a winery stop good effort :-) great having you guys out and fantastic to see your review! we have a new wine tour package available now so hopefully if your around again sometime we can get you on it, take care QT bike tours crew :-)

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

We rented a few bikes with a baby seat and headed off down the river. The suspension bridges are really interesting and the whole journey is very relaxing. They're very accommodating for families as well.

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qt_bike_tours, Owner at Queenstown Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2013

Hi Imac, thanks for the review, yes we have definately got every size for all the family. Also due to popular demand we have an awesome tandem bike coming as well! Great for those wanting to share the experience with a friend...or let them do all the pedalling! Ha ha ha! Hope the rest of your holiday is going great, thanks from the Queenstown Bike Tours crew.

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

We are locals to Queenstown/Arrowtown area and had heard good things about the new cycle trails, so thought we'd check them out for ourselves. Queenstown Bike Tours couldn't have been more helpful and friendly, setting everything up for us and even supplying drink bottles of water. We really enjoyed a good few hours of casual riding on comfy cruiser bikes. The tracks are beautiful and well maintained, but you probably do need a reasonable level of fitness if your planning on going very far. Over-all, really good experience and a great way to spend a sunny day in and around Arrowtown.

Thank travellingdom
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qt_bike_tours, Front Office Manager at Queenstown Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2013

What a pleasure to have some 'locals' out with us glad we could offer you top service! appreciate the review and will hopefully be seeing you again with over 100km of trails all unique and spectacular scenery best to embrace it all best regards the QTbike tours team :-)

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

100% green activity in Queenstown/Arrowtown at a very value for money ! a ride start from only $15!!! I would reccommend to everyone and specially for groups and families. And yes! it is a kids and dogs friendly activity ! Amazing!!! Bikes are all brand new and with very high maintenance standard !

Thank you very much Matt and Nikki !

Thank Dariotrips
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qt_bike_tours, Front Office Manager at Queenstown Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2013

thanks for your wonderful review Dario, we do pride ourselfs on our affordable prices and the beautiful nature experience people have from the Queenstown trails oh how lucky we are to live in such a spectacular place! bubbly regards Niki

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We were excited to ride the newly opened queenstown track and after doing it can really highly recommend it to anyone thinking about biking in the area. The trials are amazingly pretty and most of it was manageable for a beginner like me (had to push and walk a bit on some of the hilly bits).

The bikes that we got were really good quality - good suspension and were new and clean. The staff were also great - really friendly and responsive.

We got the full day with transport option. Two things I found a bit odd were:
- the price for bike hire. For 2 people we paid pretty much the cost of a normal bike - though, this seems to be the going rate in the area but I can't help but feel a little uncomfortable (especially when the owner of our b&b said she was thinking about buying a couple of bikes to have for people to go on the track with!)
- we rode from arrowtown to the bungee bridge and were pretty knackered so we called to ask if we could be picked up from there and dropped off 5 mins down the road where the trial intersects with the road so we could do a different part of the track. We were informed that the cost only includes 1 pickup so if they did that then we would need to ride back to arrowtown. I understand why this might be the policy, but wouldn't a real point of difference for the business to be to offer pickup and drop off throughout the day for a little bit more? This is something no other operator offers and would be a really great way for a time poor traveller to see the best bits of the amazing track.

As it was, we rode something like 36km during that day (we decided to get picked up at the end of the day instead if having to ride the bikes back ourselves which would have been even longer) and by the next day I was so sore that we had to cancel our booking for the next day. They were happy to give us a refund for this and we really appreciated that.

Thank szhang
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qt_bike_tours, Owner at Queenstown Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2013

Hi Zhang, great to see you enjoyed the ride. For $69 we will pick you up from your accommodation transport you to Dudleys Cottage where you get fitted out with your bike and equipment, from there you start your journey and then we offer to pick up at the end of your ride. We try to keep our prices as low as possible so everyone can enjoy the ride. We offer high quality equipment and service for a great price. We have taken on board your comments and are happy to say that for an extra cost we are happy to do extra pick ups or drop offs if required. Thankyou for your feed back, Queenstown Bike Tours Crew.

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