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Better By Bike now has two locations, both situated in the best locations to start your riding adventure. Our main base is at the historic Dudleys Cottage in Arrowtown and our new base is lake side by the jetty at Hilton Queenstown.

Better by Bike offers fully supported, self guided bike hire with optional return shuttles. Ride at your leisure through some of the most stunning scenery in New Zealand with breathtaking views around every corner! Pick your starting point from the tabs above, book a bike and we will be ready and waiting!

Your day, your adventure, Best Day Ever!

What’s included when you hire from Better By Bike?

  • New season Electric bikes from Moustache and Hardtail Mountain Bikes from Specialized
  • Full range of sizes available for adults and kids, right down to baby seats
  • Helmets, maps, optional gel seats, panniers, backpacks and phone carriers.
  • Fully supported, so any issues we are there to help pronto.
  • Return to base shuttles from any of our rides, which are flexible and dont need to be pre booked.

We also sell water and provide sunscreen. Hydration and protection from the sun are key!

To Book simply choose your departure location from the tabs above, click the book now button and we will have the bikes ready and waiting for you. In these tabs you will also find how to get to us, places to eat that we love! And a few other bits and pieces. 

Please also feel free to call us if you want to have a chat about the options.

Why Book online? This will ensure you get what you want and the right size. 

Better By Bike is owner operated with a great crew that love setting you up to have an amazing experience on our bikes, we spare no expense in providing you with top quality bikes, equipment and service. We work and live by BEST DAY EVER!

Better By Bike has been in business since the opening of the trails in 2012. No fly by nighters here mate! Voted best outdoor activity provider in the Arrowtown area 7 years running on TripAdvisor – contact us today to find out why!

Our Rates

 

Full Day Bike Hire

Book a full day from 9am to 5pm and have no time restraints start and finish when you like between these times. For only $10 more than a half day hire – take the whole day to enjoy your favourite trail at your own pace, have time to stop and enjoy the culinary treats along the way and pause as much as you like to take the perfect picture at one of the many view points on every trail. If you plan on visiting the wineries and restaurants in Gibbston or taking a picnic to a secluded spot – the full day option is for you!
$55/Adult
$35/Child
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Full Day Bike Hire

  • 120kms of Trails to Choose
  • Enjoy At Your Own Pace
  • Only $10 More Than Half Day
 

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!
$100
(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
 

Bike Hire with Return Transport

The deluxe treatment! We'll pick you up at the door between 9:30am-10am (the exact time will be confirmed at the point of booking), match you with your bike and your trail, then drop you home when the adventure's done. If you’ve chosen to ride back to Queenstown taking the Arrowtown – Queenstown trail, we’ll come collect your bike at the end of that stunning trail!
$105/Adult
$65/Child
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Bike Hire with Return Transport

  • 120kms of trails to choose
  • Accommodation Pick Up & Drop Off
  • Best Day Ever

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