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Bike The Wineries Full Day Tour Queenstown provided by Around The Basin Bike Queenstown

Bike The Wineries Full Day Tour Queenstown

Bike The Wineries Full Day Tour Queenstown
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Tour snapshot
Return transfers to start and end points, plus hotels, are included
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    8
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
If you enjoy the freedom of independent travel and the convenience of guided tours, then this winery biking tour from Queenstown offers the best of both worlds. You’ll be conveniently dropped off at the starting point, with your provided bikes and helmets, so you don’t need to drive yourself. Using your informative trail map you’ll then spend the day touring the historic Arrowtown area, stopping at wineries as you wish, and going at your own pace.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • 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
Highlights
  • Receive exclusive deals at the wineries along the cycle trail
  • A fun way to spend the day outdoors with friends
  • Ideal for active travelers who also enjoy good food and drink
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • 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.
Highlights
  • Receive exclusive deals at the wineries along the cycle trail
  • A fun way to spend the day outdoors with friends
  • Ideal for active travelers who also enjoy good food and drink
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 19208P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Exclusive winery deals
  • Central Queenstown hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Transport to start and from finish
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Wine tastings
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • 9 Duke Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Our shop location is at the back of The Station Building on Duke Street, opposite the Sofitel Hotel.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years - recommended to bring ID
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Exclusive winery deals
  • Central Queenstown hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Transport to start and from finish
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Wine tastings
Departure details
  • 9 Duke Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Our shop location is at the back of The Station Building on Duke Street, opposite the Sofitel Hotel.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years - recommended to bring ID
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
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JoChristineHarry
Auckland Central, New Zealand6 contributions
Sep. 2020
Such a cool thing to do. We hired E bikes at extra cost but worth it for us 50plus gals. Great driver and well prepared with info. Managed to get to 4 wineries including a gorgeous 3 course lunch at Gibbston Valley. Highly recommend even on a showery day.
Written 15 September 2020
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So glad you enjoyed our E Bikes Jo! Definitely worth the extra money. Thanks for your kind review, hopefully see you out there again sometime.
Written 5 October 2020
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shelley m
Nelson, Canada17 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
We booked the full day "Bike the Wineries Tour" - self guided - and it was my husband and I and one of our daughters. It truly was the highlight of our trip to New Zealand and we felt young again riding alongside the beautiful scenery. The fellow who drove us and picked us up from Arrowtown (unfortunately can't remember his name) was so comical and chatty he had all of us on the bus laughing hysterically. We are Canadian and he had lots of funny things to say about us lol. Everything with our bike day was so organized, the bikes were great, wine was great and as promised they picked up any bottles of wine we purchased along the way. We felt truly alive by the end of our day and would fully recommend anyone considering booking with this company. Thanks and we hope to come again!
Written 23 April 2020
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AroundTheBasin
Thanks for your awesome review, really appreciate it. Was great to have you out with us and so glad you had such a good day and enjoyed the ride, wine and the drivers jokes! haha Love to hear we made it as a highlight of your trip :) Hope to see you back out with us again in the future!
Written 2 July 2020
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Lora W
1 contribution
Mar. 2020 • Couples
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed Bike the Wineries. Our day started with a walk through the quaint town of Arrowtown and then a fairly easy ride along a riverside path. The scenery was stunning as the river descended into a deep gorge and the waters turned a brilliant shade of turqoise blue. I chose to upgrade to an ebike and I'm glad I did because my husband who is a seasoned rider struggled with some of the hills while I breezed along. The wine and cheese tastings were fabulous and there was plenty of time to visit all of the establishments and have lunch besides. Our best day so far.
Written 13 March 2020
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Simon C
Cairns, Australia62 contributions
Jul. 2021
You are picked up from Queenstown and driven in a very nice bus to Arrowtown where you are given a briefing on riding through the Gibbston Valley.

It is well organised and the bikes and equipment are pretty good.

The cost is only your bike hire and transfer to and from Arrowtown - you get collected from a smallish pub in the Valley on the return run (or where ever else you might be).

The scenery is great and the ride is very enjoyable.

What was disappointing was the proprietors of the wineries ripping off the tourists. You sample very small quantities of wine at very high prices.

That kind of ruined it for me and made the day disappointing. Effectively you pay up to $30 for the equivalent of one small glass of wine (120mls). Cheese boards are extra (understandably) but I would not have done this tour if I knew how expensive the wine tasting was.

Could have been so much better.
Written 5 August 2021
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AroundTheBasin
Hello Simon - very pleased to hear that you were happy with all your service from our business. It is a shame you felt the wineries in Gibbston were ripping you off - you are the first I can personally recall in nearly 10 years of operation to give this feedback. Most NZ wineries charge for tastings and $10 to $15 for 5 - 8 substantial tastings is by NZ standards fairly good value. One of the wineries does offer free tastings and a number refund the cost of the tasting if you buy a bottle of wine. What the wineries charge is out of our control, and I have not heard of anyone paying $30 for a small glass of wine - it may have been a very premium vintage. We generally get great feedback from most of our customers about what a fantastic day they've had.
Written 6 August 2021
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Emily
1 contribution
Feb. 2020 • Friends
We were disappointed that the bus did not pick us up from our accommodation as advertised and as a result we missed the first part of the day.
They said they emailed but we did not receive and they did not attempt to call or message.
Customer service needs a lot of work!
The ride was beautiful and the wine was delish
Written 18 February 2020
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GrandTour42193665789
Thanks for your review - it's a shame that you did not receive the email from us asking for you to walk to our shop in the morning, if someone has not checked in we do always try to call to see where guests are before leaving but unfortunately we could not get through to you on the number that was given with the booking. I'm glad that you did enjoy the ride and wineries after we took you out on the next shuttle.
Written 6 March 2020
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IanAuld
Brisbane, Australia5 contributions
Mar. 2020
We took this tour when recently in Queenstown. We enjoyed the day immensely and we would thoroughly recommend Around the Basin Bike Tours as they facilitated the day brilliantly.
The bikes were in really good condition, the directions were clear and the interaction with the crew who took us to the start and returned us home was terrific - highly professional but very engaging.
Written 4 April 2020
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AroundTheBasin
Hi Ian Glad you had a good day! Was great to have you guys out with us :) Thanks, Louise
Written 2 July 2020
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Kathy
573 contributions
Jan. 2020
This was Tour #1 of three winery cycle tours we took during our two-month vacation in New Zealand. We loved it so much we decided to do it again when we were in Blenheim and Napier. We booked this tour through Around the Basin Bike Tours, who provided bikes, helmets, maps, and shuttle service at the beginning and end of the ride. We cycled from Arrowtown to Gibbston Valley on the Arrow River Bridge Trail and the Queenstown Trail, crossing suspension bridges and riding through farmland with spectacular mountain views and along deep gorges with turquoise water. In Gibbston Valley, the heart of the wine-making country, we visited numerous winery cellar doors and a fantastic craft brewery with wood fired pizza! The trail was easy and the beverages were outstanding. We will definitely do it again.
Written 28 April 2020
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AroundTheBasin
So glad you enjoyed the day so much you did it again in other places - can't go wrong with wine, bikes and beautiful scenery can you! Thanks for coming out with us and taking the time to leave such a nice review :)
Written 2 July 2020
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Peter G
New York City, NY42 contributions
Was a gorgeous ride and bought some great wine. Only problem was the standard bike seats were quite uncomfortable after 8 hrs of biking. Suggest requesting a wider more padded seat if available. Otherwise no complaints!
Written 20 February 2021
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AroundTheBasin
Thanks for your review and great to hear you had an awesome ride. We do have gel seats available in our vans so sorry you weren't offered one :) Cheers, the Around The Basin team.
Written 21 February 2021
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18margarett
Plimmerton, New Zealand17 contributions
Oct. 2020
Thought we’d signed up for one thing, got another! Due to a wee mix up we ended up doing the whole cycle tour from Arrowtown. Been a long time since either of us has been on a bike, but we gave it a good shot. If we’d known just how far we were going to be going, we would’ve opted for e-bikes, but were pretty chuffed with ourselves to manage the day on the old plodders. Had a fantastic day out, great weather luckily, went to some lovely vineyards and had fun at the Gibbston Tavern for the afternoon whilst waiting for our ride back. Highly recommend this way to travel the vineyards and see the back country with some fun.
Written 20 October 2020
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Nice work on making the best of your day, even when you booked to ride a bit further than you expected. Luckily the trail is all pretty easy riding. E- bikes sure are a good option too! Next time :)
Written 10 November 2020
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Ken ward
1 contribution
Oct. 2020
Had a great experience. We did have a bit of a problem , because the track was a bit of challenging for my 80 year old wife who hadn’t cycled for a long time and never ridden an ebike before. Long story short, she didn’t gloveless friendly o far and had to go back this split our group up, . But the wonderful staff sorted this out for us and picked her up and took her to Gibbston, where we all met up again. We were all able to enjoy the wine and food and then they came and picked us up and returned us to Queenstown. So after a shaky start we enjoyed the trip and can’ say enough about how wonderful and friendly the staff were in ensuring we had a good time. Thank you so much.
Written 18 October 2020
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GrandTour42193665789
Great to have you out with us - it was awesome that your Mum tried to give it a go! We were happy to pick her up and get her to the winery so she could join you at the end of your ride for some family time.
Written 19 October 2020
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ShazD27
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great times and awesome views !
such a great day ! done this tour twice now ! friendly and very helpful van driver ! awesome bike ride and great wi
EcoZip-Gavin
EcoZip-Gavin
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Great service, advice, bikes - the full 5-star package
I booked this activity as part of a 2 night stay in Queenstown with my colleagues, part team building and part fun
Heatherjoh4
Heatherjoh4
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Brilliant ride from Arrowtown to Queenstown
Amazing day today cycling from Arrowtown to Queenstown - a beautiful ride that takes you through many different lan
Bossbabe1234567
Bossbabe1234567
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Lots of fun
The scenery was beautiful and the track had lots of variety with bridges and downhill rides. I loved it!
Grant S
Grant S
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Central Otago beauty.
Superb day. Hosts were friendly, helpful, professional and engaging. Our guide Hywel was an excellent host. Ride wa
Getaway182743
Getaway182743
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Amazing and friendly service
From the moment we walked through the door we got amazing friendly service and tips the whole way. We had an amazin
Dazzles1972
Dazzles1972
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A must do in Queenstown
Fabulous afternoon on the trail, we really enjoyed ourselves and the drop off and pick up was ideal.
AlizaL33
AlizaL33
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The best way to explore the area!!!
My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed this day trip and thought it was an amazing way to see the area that you may no
Gmoney484
Gmoney484
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Always great value
We've used Around the Basin four or five times now, and every time is a joy. Polite, helpful staff, bikes all ready
PeterTAuckland
PeterTAuckland
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Two great times!!
After doing the winery bike tour after lockdown last year, we decided to bring the kids along and do the Beach to B
RockyB3
RockyB3
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Challenging, leisure and fun
Friendly staff. Great ebike. The Beach to Bay was awesome. We added on some suspension bridges which meant steep hi
Bex F
Bex F
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Beautiful bike ride
Wonderful e bikes and friendly staff. Trail off road mostly and not to many hills. Very beautiful scenery. My partn
AliciaO851
AliciaO851
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4 hours of greatness
Best half day ever. The crew were very friendly and helpful. The trail had great views, 3 suspension bridges and te
Lrpttfr
Lrpttfr
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Easy to organise, lovely staff, surprisingly loved the e-bikes!
We biked to Gibbston to enjoy some wineries and have lunch. Easy to book, lovely staff, great e-bikes (would defini
KellyNewZealand
KellyNewZealand
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Drinking and not driving
This was a top notch operation. We did the 3/4 day winery tour which we thought was a good balance of biking and wi
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