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Welcome to Better By Bike

Better By Bike Arrowtown
Ph +64 3 442 0339
Address: 4 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown
Winter hours 10.30am-3.30pm.

Over Winter All hires are pre booking only. No booking, we wont be there.

Over winter the temperatures drop considerably, however we do have amazing weather most days with blue skies and sun shine. Problem is, its just for a few hours through the middle part of the day, so those are the hours we operate.

We get a lot of cyclists that want to get out amongst the beautiful winter wonderland conditions. You might have had too much of a good thing up the mountain and are looking for another outdoor adventure, the kids want to do something else or you just like nothing better than fresh air, amazing scenery with great food and wine to finish off the adventure.

If you are thinking about electric bikes, go for it! These are now the most popular option as people realise the benefits like enabling everyone to ride together, not having to hop off and push the bike up hills and generally just make the day a more relaxed and enjoyable one. Our bikes are pedal assist and can be adjusted by you as to how much assistance you want. Those worried about it being a “cheating” option can still rent our fantastic normal bikes, but you’ll just have to be patient and wait for them at the top of hills.

At the end of the day it comes down to what you want out of the ride. Eaten too much on holiday and need to burn calories, then go for a standard bike. If you want a bit of luxury while on holiday, go electric!

When you hire with Better By Bike, we provide the best and most up to date bikes that are specifically suited to the trails we operate on. We use internationally known brand Specialized for our standard Mountain Bikes and more comfortable cruiser bikes. Our Electric bikes are from the French brand Moustache, which use Bosch motors and batteries, rest assured they will go further than you.

Included in your hire at no extra cost:

  • Helmets and maps
  • Panniers and backpacks
  • Camera size bike bags for easy access
  • Go pro mounts if requested

Available for purchase:

  • $15 Warm gloves
  • $20 Stainless steel double skinned water bottles, we will fill them with delicious Arrowtown water (we hate single use plastic bottles!)
  • $5 head bandanas, good to go under a helmet and keeps your ears warm.
  • $15 polar fleece neck warmers

Transport: Due to staffing, over winter we only offer shuttles for groups of 6 or more to and from Queenstown, but there are a number of other great options available.

  • Orbus costs $2 with a Go card or $5 cash each way.
  • Hop On Hop off bus ????
  • Taxi is about $70 each way
  • Groups of 6 or more can arrange a shuttle with us at $20pp each way

Our Rates

 

Half Day 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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Half Day 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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Arrowtown to Gibbston (Winter)

Departing between 10.30am and 11am from our base at Dudleys Cottage in Arrowtown. Ride the spectacular 5 bridges trail crisscrossing back and forth over the Arrow and Kawarau rivers. If the sun is shining and you have dressed appropriately, this is one of the best winter experiences to be had in Queenstown. Your destination Gibbston has a number of wineries waiting with great wine, winter special mulled wine, hot soup and an assortment of delicious local cuisine. It’s usually too cold to ride back, so upon completion of your ride, call us with your location and we will be there to pick you up.
$65/Adult
$40/Child
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Arrowtown to Gibbston (Winter)

  • Self guided ride, but fully supported
  • Depart between 10.30am and 11am
  • Return transport is at 1.30pm or 2.30pm
$65/Adult
$40/Child
$110 Electric
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Where to find us

Better By Bike

Dudleys Cottage
4 Buckingham Street
Arrowtown
9302
0800 245 378
info@betterbybike.co.nz

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