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Gibbston Winery Ride

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This is our most popular ride by far - and with good reason! The trail starts in Arrowtown at our Dudley's cottage base. You'll meander down the Arrow River, crossing back and forth as the shallow river morphs into a deep gorge. Every part of this ride is iconic, with grand views and impressive structures (an 80-meter swing bridge!).

On this trail, the ride is only half the fun as your destination is the famous Gibbston Wine Region. Stop for a tasting at any one of the amazing wineries and maybe complement with a meal prepared from delicious local produce. Relax at these beautiful places as you take in the scenery - you've earned it! Cruise back when you're ready, or our shuttle service is only a phone call away.

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5.0

One of my Queenstown highlights 100% would do it again. E bikes made the journey enjoyable and easy to take in the scenery..

Jodie L 30 April 2022
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5.0

Arriving at the Tavern, knowing I could have a beer and not ride (or Drive) any further. Really appreciate the advice and help, specially from Meg. Thank you

Terry D 30 April 2022
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rented bike from Queenstown . shop was shut due to cover staff off but Matt replied to my call immediately and came all the way from Arrowtown to fit me with a bike .very happy with my moustache e bike and my cycle to Gibbston valley

sheelagh j 30 April 2022
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5.0

Awesome ride from the Hilton in QT to Arrowtown and back. The bikes were the best we’ve had around QT, and the service too. Meg was awesome with her care directions and the comfort and maintenance of the bikes. Next time we’re back I’d totally come back to Meg to look after us

Stephen J 31 March 2022
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4.0

What a great enabler an ebike is. I have my own but we rented 3 (including one for the 9 year old) and made a full day of it. Picked up at 9 am with a full set up briefing and instructions on usage (we had one new to the ebike). Cycled out from arrowtown long the 5 bridges

Duncan P 31 March 2022
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5.0

A stunning time of the year to ride from Arrowtown into the Gibbston Valley for lunch and wine tasting. Hiring the e- bikes from Better By Bike made it such a great day. Great bikes and excellent communication from Meg. Highly recommend this company.

Judith M 31 March 2022
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5.0

One way e bikes from Queenstown Hilton to Gibbston. What a great bike ride. Beautiful day and scenery. Stopped by Hayes estate for caffeine before visiting Gibbston, Gibbston tavern, Cargo and then Mt Rosa... All were different and gorgeous... Picked up from Mt Rosa at end of

Belinda W 31 March 2022
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Fantastic. One of the highlights of our whole trip. Lovely, helpful, friendly staff. Bikes were awesome. Scenery was incredible. Friendly alpacas on route, that you can hand feed, were a delightful bonus. Lunch at vineyard. Perfect day. Recommend.

Sarah N 31 March 2022
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5.0

We hired electric bikes from the Hilton office and cycled to Arrowtown - the bikes are brilliant, it was a beautiful day out and we had a lot of fun on the trails. Amy at the Hilton office was delightful and very helpful! Cannot recommend enough!

ALGA3 28 February 2022

FAQs

Do you have some questions
needing answering before you book?

Can I get a DUI riding on the trails?

This has never been an issue as everyone is just out to enjoy the ride and sample a wine or two. But the short of it is YES. If you are riding dangerously you can be charged. So if riding back after a couple wine tastings isn’t something you’re up for, we have a great return shuttle service.

How much does a shuttle back to Arrowtown cost?

$25 per person, with a minimum of two people.

The Family Rate is $80 (for up to 2 adults and 3 kids).

I think I might want a shuttle, do I have to book it?

We are very flexible with our shuttles. You do not have to book them - you can even ring to organize one while you're out on the trail! If you think you might want one, just let us know at check-in.

If you know you will want one, you can book it alongside your bike - just look for the transfers option to add on at the checkout.

What is "Trail Support"?

As our rides are not guided, we have included trail support so if you happen to have any issues out on the trails for example a puncture, we are only a phone call away.

Food & Drink Venues on Gibbston Winery Ride

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Slow Cuts

46-50 Buckingham Street

Without a doubt our favourite burgers are made here. We recommend the Jack 'n' Yack (secret burger not on the menu) and smashed potatoes.

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Chop Shop

Arrow Lane

Enjoy a great coffee or Bloody Mary and an amazing breakfast before you head out on the trails.

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Gibbston Valley Winery

Great spot for a slightly more formal sit-down restaurant option. We recommend having tastings at your table, a bit more personalised. It pays to book here during the summer season as it can get quite busy.

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Gibbston Cheesery

Great spot for lovers of cheese. Enjoy a platter of cheese with wine tasting to match.

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Peregrine

Awesome wine and great staff. The winery specialises in Pinot Noirs but also produces Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Our favourite wine here is the 2014 Pinot Noir.

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Gibbston Tavern

Probably our favourite family spot for a relaxed lunch. No bookings needed. The wood fired pizza, craft beers and wines go down a treat.

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Kinross

Kinross is the must visit location for lovers of great Pinot Noir. They are the official Cellar Door for 5 local boutique wineries. Our favourite Pinot Noir is here, it’s called Wild Irishman. Their Bistro serves fresh, healthy food using seasonal produce. Enjoy a hearty or light lunch, sharing platters or something from the snack menu.

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Mt Rosa

This is a beautiful spot to sit up above the Valley while you enjoy great views, great wine and great service. Platters available.

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Brennan

Great wines and relaxed atmosphere. Maybe play a bit of petanque while enjoying a glass of wine and cheese board.

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Cargo

2323 Gibbston Valley

Cargo at Waitiri is a wonderful location for the whole family with a huge outdoor grassed area to enjoy the atmosphere or let the kids run around and play

They offer their local brewed Beer and Wine tastings along with a menu of delicious cuisine to choose from.

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