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Winter wonderland Bike Hire

The temperature has dropped, the days are short, but the riding is still beautiful!

Over the winter months of June to August we will be operating on a bookings only basis. If you haven’t booked we will be up the mountain playing in the snow.

Our hours will be from 10am to 4pm ensuring optimal sunshine and great cycling during the warmest part of the day.

During winter our rides start at our base located at Dudley’s Cottage, 4 Buckingham street in Arrowtown, next to the Historic Chinese Village.

Hire Options 

Bike hire only
Adult $45 | Child $30 | Electric $100

We can also provide a return shuttle from anywhere in Gibbston to Arrowtown for $20 per adult and $10 per child. We can sort this on the day giving you more flexibility.

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Winter Cycling Tips

  • Dress warm, bring gloves and a beanie that will fit under a helmet.
  • If you have a thermos for hot drinks or hip flask for whiskey, or extra jackets, we provide panniers and backpacks to put them in.
  • We sell wind proof gloves for $15 and neck warmers for $10.
  • The Scenery is an incredible winter wonderland, so don’t forget your camera.

Voted best outdoor activity provider in the Arrowtown area 7 years running on TripAdvisor – contact us today to find out why!

See you soon!!

Our Rates

 

Bike Hire (Winter)

Up to 4 hours riding departing from our base at Dudleys Cottage in Arrowtown. We have a couple of great ride choices available over winter. Either the 5 bridges ride out to Gibbston and back or from Arrowtown, ride around Lake Hayes and maybe stop at Amisfield or Akarua wine and kitchen on the way through before making your way back to Arrowtown.

Both rides have incredible views, 5 bridges being the easier of the two options and a bit more family friendly with not so many hills. This ride is the pick of the bunch over winter.
$45/Adult
$30/Child
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Bike Hire (Winter)

  • Self guided ride, but fully supported
  • Depart from 11am, return by 3pm
  • Approximately 1.5 hours or 13kms ride each way to Kawarau bungy bridge in Gibbston
$45/Adult
$30/Child
$90 Electric
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Electric Bike Hire

With the addition of electric bikes, friends of all abilities can join each other for a day of fun in the sun!  No matter your fitness level, now every rider in your troop can keep up with each other, enjoying every part of the trail together.  Have a mix of athlete and leisure riders in your group?  With a combination of classic bike and an electric bike, you’re guaranteed to have planned the best day for everyone.  If you’ve never tried an electric bike before – do yourself a favour and try this remarkable ride!
$110
(12yrs and over)
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Electric Bike Hire

  • 120kms of trails to choose
  • All Fitness Levels
  • Let the battery power help you up hills

Where to find us

Better By Bike

Dudleys Cottage
4 Buckingham Street
Arrowtown
9302
0800 245 378
[email protected]

Testimonials

Great Bikes

We biked from Arrowtown to AJ Hackett Bridge Bungy (about 30km return). Nice route, fairly flat with some hills along the way.  Bikes well serviced, recommend this company for your day hire.

Natasha B

Great deal

Bike was like pretty well serviced. Views and trial are incredible plus you have the option of stopping at the vineries along the way and get them to pick up. Definitely recommend

feldenscris

Awesome Views, Great Bikes!

My wife and I rented our bikes in Arrowtown and enjoyed a ride along the river and to multiple wineries! The bikes were excellent – like new, Specialized mountain bikes and cruisers – and the staff was incredibly friendly! Big shout out to Matt for taking care of us!!

RobbyRiggs17

Biking from Arrowtown to Gibbston winery.

This was our second time doing the bike ride from Arrowtown to Gibbston winery hiring Bikes from Queenstown Bike Tours.

Great people to deal with good bikes all equipment needed is available and well maintained .The ride took about 2 hours with a wrong turning then we had a pick up back to Arrowtown.

This time I was in courage to go with an E-bikes so grateful when we took the wrong turning and went up a Steep climb

Lots of fun.

lindaforgie

Choose your departure point

Departing from our main base in Arrowtown. The popular option for those wanting an amazingly scenic ride before arriving at the Gibbston wineries, Lake Hayes or Queenstown

Departing from our base at Kinross Cottages in Gibbston. A popular option if you just want to ride amongst the wineries and sample wines