Winter Bike The Wineries 3/4 Day 

Explore the Gibbston Valley this winter

Return Shuttles Ride Starts at Arrow

Junction

12 – 17 km Ride Time for 3 or 4 Wineries

Riding passed Cargo Brewery on the Gibbston Valley Bike Trail

 

Enjoying food and wine after a bike rideWine tastings and cheese platters from Gibbston valley Winery

Ride Information

Winter Bike The Wineries 3/4 Day begins with an 11 AM pick-up from our shop (3 Searle Lane, Queenstown) and a shuttle to our new bike-hub at Arrow Junction (7 km away from Arrowtown).

After bike fitting and helpful winery information, you’re free to set off riding. The first 6 km of the bike trail follows a gorge along the Arrow river out to the Kawarau Suspension Bridge – home of the world famous bungy jump. From there you’ll spend the afternoon biking at your leisure along the Gibbston River Trail. Use our winery map to visit as many of the venues as you wish, with time to sample what this world-class wine region has to offer. There are cellar doors, a tavern, a brewery, and even a cheesery, all linked together by a spectacular, easy-riding bike trail.

We will pick you up from your venue of choice for the shuttle back to Queenstown. Total biking distance is 12 – 17 km, depending on how many wineries you wish to visit.

Itinerary Timings
Departure from Queenstown 11 AM prompt
Shuttle from Queenstown to Arrow Junction. Safety Briefing and Trail Tips 30 – 45 min
Ride 6 km to the 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 hours
Shuttle back to Queenstown departing the wineries at 4:00 PM sharp. 30 – 45 min
Total Trip Duration 6 hrs 

This winter ride is available from May – Aug. If you’re looking for the same ride over summer, please follow this link.

Gibbston Tavern

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!

merida ebig seven electric bike

If you’re wanting an earlier start and to explore Arrowtown, check out our Winter Bike The Wineries Full 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.

Kinross

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.

Rockburn

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 Winter Bike The Wineries 3/4 Day ride, most riders reach the Bungy Bridge – the start of the Gibbston Valley Trail – at approximately 12:30 pm. From there, the riding times between each winery is shown below to help with booking your wine tastings: