Bike The Wineries 3/4 Day

Explore the Gibbston Wine Valley by bike

Return Shuttles Ride Starts at Arrow Junction 12 – 17 km Ride Time for 3 or 4 Wineries

Ride Information

This 3/4 Day self-guided ride package begins with a scenic shuttle from our shop in Queenstown out to our new bike-hub at Arrow Junction (7 km away from Arrowtown). There we will fit you to a bike, give some trail tips, and all the info you need to know about the wineries. Hop on your bike and get straight into your pre-wine warm up! You’ll ride 6 km along a spectacular bike trail, which follows the Arrow and Kawarau rivers, to the Kawarau Suspension Bridge – home of the world famous bungy jump.

From there spend the afternoon biking along the Gibbston River Trail, using our informative winery map to visit as many of the cellar doors as you like. Enjoy a relaxed lunch at one of the wineries or restaurants, or pack a picnic to have en route. If you ride all the way to the last winery, you will cover approx. 17 km on easy-riding, gravel bike trail.

The return shuttle will pick you up at 4:30 pm from your winery of choice in the Gibbston Valley.

Itinerary Timings
Departure from Queenstown 10:30 am prompt
Transport from Queenstown to Arrow Junction (7 km from Arrowtown). Safety Briefing and Trail Tips. 30 – 40 min
Ride 6 km to first winery along a stunning trail! 30 – 45 min
Spend time exploring the wineries. We’ll pick you up from your venue of choice. 4 – 5.5 hours (depending on your pace)
Transport back to Queenstown departing the wineries at 4:30 pm sharp 30 – 45 min
Total Trip Duration 6.5 hrs 

Winery Bookings

To ensure you have an awesome experience at the wineries, it is best to book your tastings and lunch in advance. We can help with timings once you’ve booked with us.

The wineries are independently owned and operated, so tastings are not included in the price of this package, but average cost is around $10-$15 per tasting (some are free).

Enjoying pizza and beer at the Gibbston Tavern Relaxing at Cargo Brewery after a good day of riding

Electric Bikes Are Highly 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 an epic day out there.

merida ebig seven electric bike

Other Options

If you want to see Arrowtown, ride a bit further, experience beautiful bridges and have more winery time, then take a look at our Bike The Wineries Full Day.

For a later start time, try our Bike The Wineries Half Day.

Venues on offer in the Gibbston Valley: wineries, a tavern and good food.

Gibbston Valley Winery

The most well known winery in the valley. Enjoy their cheesery or visit the cellar door for a tasting. Beautiful outdoor area to be enjoyed.


A stunning setting with a lovely outdoor area to enjoy. Great food and wine are available here.

The Church

Built in Wangaloa in 1894, this old church was relocated to Gibbston in the early 2000’s. Today instead of hymns and sermons it serves up local wines and good vibes.

Gibbston Tavern

Our standard pick up location for a reason. The tavern is full of character and serves delicious wood fire pizza. A great place to relax.


The Rockburn Cellar Door offers relaxed tastings of their award winning wines in a unique setting, at the iconic Gibbston Tavern. A pure expression of Central Otago in your glass.

GT Tasting Room

The newest addition to the valley, and little sister of the Gibbston Tavern, the GT Tasting Room offers a selection of local wines, gins, distilled spirits, and ginger beers.

Brennan Wines

A great place to visit, Brennan is located at the end of the valley. While you’re here, have a go at petanque.

Mt Rosa

Full of personality, Mt Rosa is located at the end of the valley and is certainly worth the effort to visit. Tastings here are extensive, so allow approximately 40min.

All of their contact details can be found here.

For this Bike The Wineries 3/4 Day ride, most riders reach the Bungy Bridge – the gateway to the Gibbston Valley Trail – at approximately 11:45 pm. From there, the riding times between each winery is shown below to help with booking your wine tastings:

bikers relaxing at a winery
Bike The Wineries in Winter
Wine tasting and cheese platters, all the motivation you need to get on your bike!
Biking through the wineries, near Cargo Brewery
Enjoying the goods at one of the wineries
Bikes and wine. What more could you want!
Riding beside epic scenery in the Gibbston Wine Valley
Cargo Brewery, Gibbston