Arrowtown-Based Full Day Ride

Ride from Arrowtown and explore the Gibbston Wine Valley

Meet us in Arrow-town ~ 25 km Up To 7 Wineries Return Shuttle Only

Ride Information

This full day, self-guided ride starts by meeting our driver in Arrowtown. We’ll get you set up with everything you need, including the bike, a helmet, a briefing on the ride, and a trail map. You’ll have time to explore the historic town and grab a coffee to fuel your day.

From Arrowtown the trail follows the beautiful Arrow and Kawarau rivers to the Kawarau Suspension Bridge – home of the world’s first bungy jump. From there spend the afternoon biking at your leisure along the Gibbston River Trail, visiting as many of the cellar doors as you want. We’ll pick you up from your winery of choice (4:30 PM in summer or 4:00 PM in winter) and shuttle you back to Arrowtown.

This ride is easy mountain biking on wide, gravel trails. It’s approximately 25 kms from Arrowtown to the end of the Gibbston River Trail, though there are options to ride shorter than this if you wish.

Ride one way and see twice as much – way better than an out-and-back!

Meet us in Arrowtown at 9:50 am over the summer months (Sept – Apr), or 10:20 am over winter (May – Aug).

Electric Bikes Are Recommended!

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!

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Other Options

We also offer this ride as a shorter, half-day option.

If you’re based in Queenstown, you should check out the Bike The Wineries Full Day ride, which includes return shuttles.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONS AND TIMES SUMMER (1 Sept – 30 Apr): Wilcox Green, Arrowtown, 9:50 am

WINTER (1 May –  31 Aug) : Main Car Park (off Ramshaw Lane), Arrowtown, 10:20 am

RETURN TIME  (back in Arrowtown) SUMMER (1 Sept- 30 Apr): ~ 4:45 pm

WINTER (1 May –  31 Aug): ~ 4:15 pm

DISTANCE 15 km to the first cellar door in the Gibbston Valley, 25 km to the last
WHAT TO BRING Comfortable clothes, shoes, a jacket, and a backpack
Mountain Bike One Way Shuttle
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