A picturesque ride connecting Arrowtown, the countryside trail, and the beautiful Lake Hayes. Starting at our Arrowtown Base Dudley’s Cottage, work your way through Millbrook, down Christine’s hill, then loop around Lake Hayes and back to Arrowtown where you started.
Along the way you’ll see majestic mountains reflected in the glassy lake and the earthy tones of the landscape. This ride offers a million and one “Kodak moments”. In the summertime take a picnic and your togs for a dip in the lake, or pop into Amisfield or Mora Wines & Artisan Kitchen for some fine wine and cuisine.
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What an experience! My fiancé and I did the Gibbston trail to the wineries and it was incredible. Takes about 90 minutes each way or so to complete the trail but it is well worth it. Stunning views of the landscape and rivers. The bridge crossings are hold your breath exciting and the course is easy to follow along. Absolutely would do this again and recommend to all who travel to Queenstown/Arrowrown.
We were extremely lucky to just arrive at Better by Bike in Arrowtown and pick up the last two ebikes for a ride out to the Vineyards and back. Having never ridden one of these modern mountain bikes I really enjoyed the ability to zoom up along in "TURBO" setting engaging the warp drive to get up really steep hills! The experience of cycling on a safe pathway , surrounded by mountains and falling leaves was fantastic. The 20 KM out to the Gibbston valley took us all of the two hours promised and more, as we stopped at every corner to take pictures of the beautiful countryside. Having already visited most of the Wineries in the valley we opted to ride the dangerous-looking Chard vineyard road. It was great...so easy on the ebike and the exhilarating cycle around steep drop corners was fantastic. Then the wine at the end of the two-kilometer road was even better. The return cycle seemed to be twice as fast as the outgoing one, probably due to less photography happening. All in all a wonderful experience. Thanks to Meg at Better by bike for all her help! I cannot recommend this experience enough as it was fantastic. OK, you have to put in a bit of effort but the reward was worth it!
Great family adventure from Arrowtown to Bungy bridge
Great bikes, good guidance, lovely ride
Best Bike Shop
Great bikes at short notice
Fun for all
We provide bikes, helmets, maps, backpacks/panniers, and full trail support.
Our 24 hour cancellation policy allows for great flexibility when planning your trip. If you contact us at least 24 hours before your booking date we can transfer to a new date at no cost, or cancel your booking for a full refund.
In cases of inclement weather (very rare) we will make a call on the day whether it is acceptable riding conditions or not. If the ride can not go ahead we will try to reschedule or refund the trip.
We are based here at Dudley’s Cottage and our neighbours at The Dishery certainly know how to make a good coffee. This is a great spot for a light breakfast or lunch, gold panning and souvenirs made in NZ.
Amisfield is a fantastic location to enjoy fine wine and food. We choose their signature “Trust the Chef” menu with wine match, as it’s a great way to try food and wine that you probably wouldn’t have thought to try.
Tel. 03 442 0556