The Basin Explorer – Full Day Supported Tour

Starting with a 9am pick up from your Queenstown accommodation we will deliver you to Queenstown Bay, here you are given thorough directions, a map and trail tips before setting off on your ride following the shore of Lake Wakatipu to the Frankton Marina. After a morning tea stop at the historic Boatshed Cafe we drive you to the heart of the Wakatipu Basin for more scenic riding. Pause for a picnic lunch in historic Arrowtown, then set off biking along the beautiful Arrow and Kawarau Rivers to the Historic Kawarau Suspension Bridge – home of the famous Kawarau Bungy. Finish with a short ride through the Gibbston Valley and enjoy a relaxing wine tasting before we transport you back to your Queenstown accommodation. Shuttle arrives back in Queenstown at 5pm (approx).

This trip can be catered to any level of rider and is well supported along the way. Distances can be tailored to your needs with vehicle support at designated points along the trail allowing you to hitch a ride if required. This insures that you will see the best of the trails!

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION 9 Duke Street, Queenstown
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 8:45 AM for a prompt departure at 9:00 AM

(Accommodation Pick Up Available)

RETURN TIME Approximately 5.00 PM
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, shoes, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Support Driver Water
Quality Mountain Bike Wine Tasting
Helmet Shuttle Service
Trail Map Pick Up From Accommodation
NOT INCLUDED
A Guide Riding The Trail With You

Electric Bike Upgrade Available

Eliminate the hills!

If you feel like your legs may struggle on this half day ride, then upgrade to one of our premium Electric Bikes. Just choose this option when finalizing your booking.

1

9.00 AM: Transportation

Shuttle Delivery to Queenstown Waterfront
  • Let us shuttle you the short distance down to the Queenstown Lakeside
  • Chat to our local drivers and get to know the person who will be supporting you on your ride
2

9.05 AM – 9:15 AM

  • Upon arrival in on the Lakeside your tour guide will brief you on bike safety, trail navigation and how the tour will work
  • The first leg of your full day tour is a relaxed ride to a lakeside cafe for a hot drink
3

10.00 AM – 12.30 PM Ride the Highlights of the Queenstown Trail

Be taken through a selection of the best trails as you make your way towards Arrowtown
  • Meet your tour guide at designated locations along the trail to ensure you are on track
  • Shuttle certain sections, ensuring you see the best the trail has to offer
  • Leave extra gear in the support vehicle as you warm into your ride
  • See swing bridges and beautiful vistas of mountains and rivers
4

12.30 PM to 1.30 PM: Lunch and free time

. At roughly 12.30 PM you will reach the Arrowtown, where you will enjoy a picnic lunch and some free time to explore historic Arrowtown, famous for its’ gold rush history
5

1.30 PM: Afternoon Riding

After lunch you will ride a beautiful section of trail from Arrowtown down stream to the Gibbston Valley where a wine tasting awaits
  • Ride over swing bridges and enjoy the river views
  • Jump back in the support vehicle if the legs have had enough riding
  • cross the Karawau Bungy Bridge – the first bungy location in the world
  • visit a Gibbston Valley winery for your included tasting
5

4.30 PM : Shuttle Back To Queenstown

Your shuttle will depart from the winery at 4.30 PM sharp to ensure you are back in Queenstown by approximately 5:00 PM

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Shuttle Pick up 9 Duke Street

Duke Street Otago, New Zealand
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Ultimate Electrified Full Day

The ride starts at Queenstown Bay, here you are given thorough directions, a map and trail tips before setting off on your electric bike following the shore of Lake Wakatipu to the Frankton Marina. After a morning tea stop at the historic Boatshed Cafe we drive you to the heart of the Wakatipu Basin for more scenic riding. Pause for a picnic lunch and explore historic Arrowtown, then set off biking along the beautiful Arrow and Kawarau Rivers to the Historic Kawarau Suspension Bridge – home of the famous Kawarau Bungy.

This trip can be catered to any level of rider and is well supported along the trail, ride as much or as little as you desire.

https://www.strava.com/routes/9756740

Queenstown Otago, New Zealand
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Southern Discoveries Bridge

Southern Discoveries Suspension bridge.

Arrowtown Otago, New Zealand

The Basin Explorer – Full Day Supported Tour

Starting with a 9am pick up from your Queenstown accommodation we will deliver you to Queenstown Bay, here you are given thorough directions, a map and trail tips before setting off on your ride following the shore of Lake Wakatipu to the Frankton Marina. After a morning tea stop at the historic Boatshed Cafe we drive you to the heart of the Wakatipu Basin for more scenic riding. Pause for a picnic lunch in historic Arrowtown, then set off biking along the beautiful Arrow and Kawarau Rivers to the Historic Kawarau Suspension Bridge – home of the famous Kawarau Bungy. Finish with a short ride through the Gibbston Valley and enjoy a relaxing wine tasting before we transport you back to your Queenstown accommodation. Shuttle arrives back in Queenstown at 5pm (approx).

This trip can be catered to any level of rider and is well supported along the way. Distances can be tailored to your needs with vehicle support at designated points along the trail allowing you to hitch a ride if required. This insures that you will see the best of the trails!

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION 9 Duke Street, Queenstown
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 8:45 AM for a prompt departure at 9:00 AM

(Accommodation Pick Up Available)

RETURN TIME Approximately 5.00 PM
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, shoes, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Support Driver Water
Quality Mountain Bike Wine Tasting
Helmet Shuttle Service
Trail Map Pick Up From Accommodation
NOT INCLUDED
A Guide Riding The Trail With You

Electric Bike Upgrade Available

Eliminate the hills!

If you feel like your legs may struggle on this half day ride, then upgrade to one of our premium Electric Bikes. Just choose this option when finalizing your booking.

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