Arrowtown-Based Half Day Ride

Ride the Arrow River Bridges Trail

Meet us in Arrow-town 15 km Scenic River Trail Return Shuttle Only

Ride Description

This half-day ride package starts by meeting our driver in historic Arrowtown (keep an eye out for one of our shuttle vehicles with a large blue bike symbol on its side). We will get you set up with everything you need, including the bike or E-bike with a helmet, a briefing on the ride, and a trail map.

The ride follows the Arrow River for 15 km of spectacular riverside riding. You’ll cross over six bridges, including the world-famous Kawarau Bungy Bridge, and experience some classic central Otago landscapes. The trail continues into the Gibbston Wine Valley, where you can make your way to a designated cellar door with time to sample the wine. We’ll collect you from there for your shuttle back to Arrowtown.

See twice as much of the trail by riding one way and shuttling back!

You can meet us in Arrowtown at two times each day: 9:50 AM or 1:20 PM over summer (Sept – Apr); 10:20 AM or 12:20 PM over winter (May – Aug).

Electric Bikes Are Available

We are yet to hear anyone say “I wish I never upgraded to an electric bike”, but we have certainly heard the opposite! Guarantee the good times, keep your group together and have a fun day out there. E-bikes are a game changer and make this ride so much more fun! merida ebig seven electric bike

A Note On Weather

Riding in the Queenstown area over winter is generally very pleasant. A typical winter’s day is cool and crisp with blue skys and snow-capped mountains. However, storms and bad weather are more frequent than in summer and we understand that riding in those conditions is not much fun.

We usually make a weather call on-the-day, as it often turns out not as bad as the forecast suggests. If you are uncertain in the morning of your ride, give us a call 45 mins – 1 hr before you’re due to meet us and we will discuss options. If we deem the weather is unsuitable for riding, we first try to re-schedule to another time or another day, but if that isn’t possible we would refund your ride (less a 3% merchant fee).

Other Ride Options

There’s more time to explore the Gibbston Wine Valley with this full day ride.

Alternatively, if you’re based in Queenstown, check out the Arrowtown To Gibbston Valley ride, which includes return shuttles.

MEETING/RETURN LOCATION SUMMER: Wilcox Green, Nairn Street, Arrowtown

WINTER: Main Car Park (off Ramshaw Lane), Arrowtown

MEETING TIME SUMMER: Please arrive by 9:50 AM OR 1:20 PM

WINTER: Please arrive by 10:20 AM OR 12:20 PM

RETURN TIME (arrive back in Arrowtown) SUMMER: 1:45 PM OR 4:45 PM

WINTER: 1:45 PM OR 4:15 PM

DISTANCE 15 km to the Gibbston Wine Valley
WHAT TO BRING Comfortable athletic clothing, shoes, jacket, water bottle, a small backpack.
Mountain Bike Return Shuttle Service
Helmet Trail Map
A Guide Riding The Trail With You
Wine Tasting

Summer (1 Sept – 30 Apr)

Wilcox Green, Nairn St, Arrowtown

Winter (1 May – 31 Aug)

Main Car Park (off Ramshaw Lane), Arrowtown