Queenstown To Arrowtown Or Gibbston Valley

Full Day Ride on the Queenstown Trail

Start From Our Shop 35 – 45 KM Ride Hilly Terrain Return Shuttle Only

Ride Description

This full day ride package starts by collecting your bike or E-bike from our shop in the heart of Queenstown (3 Searle Lane). We’ll get you set up with everything you need, including a helmet and map, and give some trail tips.

The route starts by riding the shoreline of Lake Whakatipu out to Frankton. From there you’ll join the awesome Twin Rivers Trail, which follows the Kawarau and Shotover Rivers. You’ll cross over the historic Old Shotover Bridge, one of Queenstown’s greatest landmarks, which has outstanding views of both Coronet Peak and The Remarkables ski areas. Once you reach the Morven Ferry Intersection, it’s then your choice to either head north and finish your ride in Arrowtown, or south-eastward into the Gibbston Wine Valley. We’ll collect you for your shuttle transport back to Queenstown at the end of your ride.

This ride is on wide gravel trails, mostly grade 2 (Easy) with a few small sections of grade 3 (Intermediate). There are some decent hills on the Twin Rivers Trail, so this ride is recommended for confident and capable riders.

Which Direction?

While this route can be completed in either direction, most riders prefer riding our Arrowtown To Queenstown ride package, as it allows for a flexible finish time. Arrowtown also sits at a higher elevation than Queenstown.

E-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!

Summer Itinerary (1st Sept – 31st Apr)

1

9:15 AM: Collecting your bikes

Come to our shop located at 3 Searle Lane in Queenstown for 9:15 AM. 
2

9:15 AM – 9:35 PM: Briefing

Upon arrival, the person in the shop will brief you on bike safety, trail navigation, and pick up information
3

9:35 AM – 4:30 PM: Riding out to Arrowtown/Gibbston Valley

Set off on your bike ride and explore 30 KM of the beautiful Frankton Track and Twin River Trails, before reaching the Morvern Ferry Intersection. From here either start heading towards Arrowtown (7 KM) or Gibbston Valley (5 KM), depending on where you would like to finish your ride. 
4

4:30 PM: Transportation

From Arrowtown or Gibbston Valley we will depart at 4:30 PM to be back in Queenstown for 5 PM.

Winter Itinerary (1st May – 31st Aug)

1

10:15 AM: Collecting your bikes

Come to our shop located at 3 Searle Lane in Queenstown for 10:15 AM. 
2

10:15 AM – 10:35 PM: Briefing

Upon arrival, the person in the shop will brief you on bike safety, trail navigation and pick up information
3

10:35 AM – 4:00 PM: Riding out to Arrowtown/Gibbston Valley

Set off on your bike ride and explore 30 KM of the beautiful Frankton Track and Twin River Trails, before reaching the Morvern Ferry Intersection. From here either start heading towards Arrowtown (7 KM) or to the Gibbston Wine Valley (5 KM): you can choose where you would like to finish your ride. 
4

4:00 PM: Transportation

From Arrowtown or Gibbston Valley we will depart at 4:00 PM to be back in Queenstown for 4:30 PM.