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Gibbston Winery Ride from Queenstown

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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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On a wim, we hired electric bikes from Arrowtown and it turned out to be one of our best days while exploring QT area. We hired electric bikes to make it more comfortable and ride to Gibbston Valley Winery and back. Perfect afternoon and Meg was really helpful. Thanks heaps

Pippy Rose 6 July 2022
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We had an epic family bike ride. Thanks to staff at better by bikes for the mini lesson to make sure we were comfortable before setting off. The ride itself was a bit more hilly than expected so our youngest did a fair bit of pushing his bike up the hills but we eventually made

J Gillett 31 May 2022
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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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5.0

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

Great ride around Lake Dunstan Cycle Trail. The hotel pickup was on time (10mins early) very clean van, safe driver with plenty of humorous anecdotes about the local area. Bikes all in top condition all riders got free neck warmers and water. Then the ride - so much fun and

RobbH 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

FAQs

Do you have some questions
needing answering before you book?

How long does the battery last?

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.

How much is the shuttle from the Gibbston Wineries to the Hilton, Queenstown?

$35 per person, with a minimum of two people.

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 from Queenstown

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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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Wakatipu Grill

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.

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