Better By Bike, Arrowtown formerly Queenstown Bike Tours, offer half and full day bike hire for self-guided rides on the stunning Queenstown trails. There is simply no better way to experience the alpine scenery, crystal clear rivers, and breath in the clean air, than by bike!
Whether its riding the 5 bridges trail from Arrowtown to Gibbston for a day of wine tasting and sampling local cuisine, visiting Lake Hayes or just wanting an invigorating ride with breathtaking scenery, Better By Bike has it all.
This is a unique outdoor experience, a chance to enjoy a ride at your own pace, embracing the great outdoors. Your adventure with Mother Nature awaits!
We have kept the options simple because that’s how a day on a bike should be.
If you a short on time, book a half day
If you want to spend the day riding and enjoying the scenery, book a full day
If you don’t have transport, we can pick you up, book bike hire with transport
If you have ridden out to the wineries with all intentions to ride back, but change your mind and want a shuttle back, no problem we are only a phone call away.
All of our riders are supported along the trails… we’ve got your back!

The most popular ride is the 5 Bridges from Arrowtown to Gibbston… wine country!

We provide

  • Bike hire and self-guided tours
  • Brand new bikes, all styles for adults and kids
  • Brand new E-bikes
  • An electric tandem
  • Door to door pick up service
  • Support and transport from anywhere on the trails
  • Best Day Ever!

Upon arrival, we will custom fit you to the correct bike that suits your style of riding, size and type of ride you want to do. We will also ensure you have everything you need for your amazing adventure.

Check out the other pages for rates, rides and package tours. Please contact us anytime, we are always happy to help.

Our Rates


Half Day Bike Hire

A great option if you are limited for time, half day allows enough time to cycle the 5 Bridges ride from Arrowtown to the Kawarau Bungy Bridge in Gibbston and back, or the loop ride around Lake Hayes. If you were looking to enjoy wine tastings and lunch out at Gibbston then we recommend the full day option.

Half Day Bike Hire

  • 120kms of trails to choose
  • Enough time for 5 Bridges Ride
  • Enough time for Arrowtown Loop

Full Day Bike Hire

With over 120kms of trails to choose from, the full day option allows you to enjoy any of the rides at your own pace. You pay only $10 more than a half day with no need to cut your spectacular adventure short due to time.

Full Day Bike Hire

  • 120kms of Trails to Choose
  • Enjoy At Your Own Pace
  • Only $10 More Than Half Day
$100 Electric

Electric Bike Hire

Fast becoming a very popular choice for all levels of fitness and ability. Let the battery power help you up hills, keep up with others, go further, or just hire for the pleasure of riding an E-bike.
(12yrs and over)

Electric Bike Hire

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

Bike Hire with Return Transport

Let us come and collect you from your accommodation for your cycling adventure. Pick up time will be confirmed upon booking, generally between 9.30am and 10am. Upon completion of your ride, return transport from Arrowtown will be provided. If you have chosen to ride back to Queenstown we will pick up the bikes up at the end of your ride.

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
0800 245 378