Winter Bike The Wineries Half Day 

Self-Guided Ride in the Gibbston Valley

Return Shuttles Ride Starts At Kawarau Bridge 5 – 12 km Ride Time for 2 or 3 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 Half Day begins with a midday pick-up from our shop (3 Searle Lane, Queenstown) and a shuttle to the Kawarau Suspension Bridge, the world home of bungy jumping and the gateway to the Gibbston Wine Region.

After bike fitting and helpful winery information, you’re free to set off riding the Gibbston River Trail at your leisure. Use our informative trail map to visit as many of the amazing venues as you desire. There are winery cellar doors, a cheesery, a brewery and a tavern linked throughout this section of easy riding trail.

We will pick you up from your winery of choice for your relaxing shuttle back to Queenstown. Total biking distance is 5-12 km, depending on how many wineries you wish to visit.

Itinerary Timings
Departure from Queenstown 12 noon prompt
Transport from Queenstown to Bungy Bridge. Safety Briefing and Trail Tips 30 – 40 min
Ride 1 km to the first winery along a stunning trail Less than 10 min!
Spend time exploring the many wineries. We’ll pick you up from your venue of choice. 3 hours
Transport back to Queenstown departing the wineries at 4.00 pm sharp. 30 – 45 min
Total Trip Duration 4.5 hrs 

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

Please consider booking our Winter Bike The Wineries Full Day ride, as this Half Day option is a short trip for those with limited time; people often wish they had chosen a longer day out.

Venues 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 by some clever kiwis. Instead of hymns and sermons, it now 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 40 mins.

Winery Bookings

To ensure you have an awesome experience at the wineries, it is best to book your tastings in advance. We can help with timings once you have 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 per winery (some are free!).

All of their contact details can be found here.

For this Winter Bike The Wineries Half Day ride, most riders are ready to ride from the Bungy Bridge – the gateway to the Gibbston Valley Trail – at approximately 12:45 pm. From there, the riding times between each winery is shown below to help with booking your wine tastings: