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
  • 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.

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


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!
(12yrs and over)

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 Arrowtown

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

Better By Bike Queenstown

79 Peninsula Road,
Kelvin Heights,
0800 245 378
[email protected]


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


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!!


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.


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