Arrowtown To Queenstown Self Guided Mountain Biking Adventure

Do you ride regularly and are looking for some exercise, this one’s for you.
Arrowtown, lakes, river gorges, bridges and cafe stops.
Get back to Queenstown in your own time.
35 km one way ride – way better than an “out and back”.
We’ll get you sorted with everything for your ride.
E bikes are highly recommended and ensure an epic day on the trail.

Biking in Queenstown

Ride Information

Head out on a scenic 25 minute drive to Arrowtown. Be fitted to your bike, given trail tips, a map and safety briefing then depart on your independent adventure ride.

Explore Arrowtown and grab a coffee before setting off to ride at your leisure along the Arrow River Bridges Trail toward Morven Ferry Intersection. From here either take a diversion to the Kawarau Bungy or follow the Twin Rivers Trail along the Kawarau and Shotover Rivers to the shores of Lake Wakatipu and onward to Queenstown Bay where you can return your mountain bike.

Electric bikes are highly recommended!

Please note: For some parties biking Arrowtown to Queenstown can take 4+hrs to complete. It is your responsibility make it back to Queenstown before our shop closes (5pm).

Elevation and Distance 

Total Distance: 34.48km | Total Elevation Gain: 289m | Total Elevation Loss: 377m.

Want to download the GPX file for this track? Click here.

Other Options

Not the ride for you? Check out our other day ride options or if you want more days riding investigate our multi day rides here.

Please don’t hesitate to call or email us if you have any questions:

Call us on +64 27 952 5801 Email : info@aroundthebasin.co.nz

Summer Itinerary (1st September – 31st April)

1

9 AM: Transportation

Shuttle from our shop (9 Duke Street in Queenstown) out to Arrowtown.
2

9.30 AM – 9.45 PM: Briefing

Upon arrival at the trail, your driver will brief you on bike safety, trail navigation, the wineries and pick up information
3

9.45 AM – 4.30 PM: Riding back to Queenstown

Set off on your bike and explore 8km of the beautiful Arrow River Trail before reaching the Morvern Ferry Intersection where you start heading back to Queenstown on the Twin River Trail. Enjoying the views of the crisp blue waters all the way back to Queenstown.
4

4.30 PM: Returning the Bikes

Your bikes must be returned back to our shop in Queenstown anytime before 5 PM, plenty of time to enjoy the scenery!

Winter Itinerary (1st May – 31st August)

1

10 AM: Transportation

Shuttle from our shop (9 Duke Street in Queenstown) out to Arrowtown.
2

10.30 AM – 10.45PM: Briefing

Upon arrival at the trail, your driver will brief you on bike safety, trail navigation, the wineries and pick up information
3

10.45 AM – 4.30 PM: Riding back to Queenstown

Set off on your bike and explore 8km of the beautiful Arrow River Trail before reaching the Morvern Ferry Intersection where you start heading back to Queenstown on the Twin River Trail. Enjoying the views of the crisp blue waters all the way back to Queenstown.
4

4.30 PM: Returning the Bikes

Your bikes must be returned back to our shop in Queenstown anytime before 4.30PM, plenty of time to enjoy the scenery!

Biking in Arrowtown
Biking in Queenstown
The Kawarau River, next to the Queenstown Trail