If you're looking for a full day of riding, combined with refreshing beverages and great kai (food) then this is the ride for you. Departing from our Queenstown base at The Hilton Jetty, you will cross two historic bridges as you follow the wide, flat trail along the Kawarau River, and up over Thomson Hill. Cross over Morven Ferry Road (or head down for a swim) before joining the Arrow River Bridges Trail.
From there it's a short ride before crossing the Sir Edgar Owen 80m swing bridge, then under the highway through the Barfoot tunnel, and along to the Historic Kawarau Bungy bridge. Finish your ride in the Gibbston Wine region with a meal and wine tastings at the various vineyards. We recommend a return shuttle from here for timing and distance. Best day ever!
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One of my Queenstown highlights 100% would do it again. E bikes made the journey enjoyable and easy to take in the scenery..
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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!
This depends on what power setting you are using, cyclists weight and how good you are at using the gears. Rest assured we have the top of brand Bosch batteries, so they will take you as far as can be on any electric bike. We will explain all of this pre ride.
$35 per person, with a minimum of two people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wakatipu Grill is Queenstown's ultimate lakeside dining destination. Savour New Zealand culinary favourites throughout the day, while taking in the sights of glistening Lake Wakatipu with a magnificent mountain backdrop.