The temperature has dropped, the days are short, but the riding is still beautiful!

Over the winter months of June to August we will be operating on a bookings only basis. If you haven’t booked we will be up the mountain playing in the snow.

Our hours will be from 10am to 4pm ensuring optimal sunshine and great cycling during the warmest part of the day.

During winter our rides start at our base located at Dudley’s Cottage, 4 Buckingham street in Arrowtown, next to the Historic Chinese Village.

Hire Options 

Bike hire only
Adult $50 | Child $30 | Electric $100 | Tandem eBike $140

We can also provide a return shuttle from anywhere in Gibbston to Arrowtown for $20 per adult and $10 per child. We can sort this on the day giving you more flexibility.

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Winter Cycling Tips

  • Dress warm, bring gloves and a beanie that will fit under a helmet.
  • If you have a thermos for hot drinks or hip flask for whiskey, or extra jackets, we provide panniers and backpacks to put them in.
  • We sell wind proof gloves for $15 and neck warmers for $10.
  • The Scenery is an incredible winter wonderland, so don’t forget your camera.

Voted best outdoor activity provider in the Arrowtown area 7 years running on TripAdvisor – contact us today to find out why!

See you soon!!

Our Rates


Half Day Bike Hire

A great option when you have limited time, the half day ride still allows enough time to ride some great trails! The 5 Bridges ride from Arrowtown to the Bungy Bridge in Gibbston and back is an awesome half day ride, or maybe a gentle meander along the loop ride around Lake Hayes, to discover why this lake is the most photographed New Zealand! The half day option is available in the morning only - a great way to start your day!

Half Day Bike Hire

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

Full Day Bike Hire

Book a full day from 9am to 5pm and have no time restraints start and finish when you like between these times. For only $10 more than a half day hire – take the whole day to enjoy your favourite trail at your own pace, have time to stop and enjoy the culinary treats along the way and pause as much as you like to take the perfect picture at one of the many view points on every trail. If you plan on visiting the wineries and restaurants in Gibbston or taking a picnic to a secluded spot – the full day option is for you!

Full Day Bike Hire

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

Electric Bike Hire

With the addition of electric bikes, friends of all abilities can join each other for a day of fun in the sun!  No matter your fitness level, now every rider in your troop can keep up with each other, enjoying every part of the trail together.  Have a mix of athlete and leisure riders in your group?  With a combination of classic bike and an electric bike, you’re guaranteed to have planned the best day for everyone.  If you’ve never tried an electric bike before – do yourself a favour and try this remarkable ride!
(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

The deluxe treatment! We'll pick you up at the door between 9:30am-10am (the exact time will be confirmed at the point of booking), match you with your bike and your trail, then drop you home when the adventure's done. If you’ve chosen to ride back to Queenstown taking the Arrowtown – Queenstown trail, we’ll come collect your bike at the end of that stunning trail!

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
[email protected]


Great Bikes

We biked from Arrowtown to AJ Hackett Bridge Bungy (about 30km return). Nice route, fairly flat with some hills along the way.  Bikes well serviced, recommend this company for your day hire.

Natasha B

Great deal

Bike was like pretty well serviced. Views and trial are incredible plus you have the option of stopping at the vineries along the way and get them to pick up. Definitely recommend


Awesome Views, Great Bikes!

My wife and I rented our bikes in Arrowtown and enjoyed a ride along the river and to multiple wineries! The bikes were excellent – like new, Specialized mountain bikes and cruisers – and the staff was incredibly friendly! Big shout out to Matt for taking care of us!!


Biking from Arrowtown to Gibbston winery.

This was our second time doing the bike ride from Arrowtown to Gibbston winery hiring Bikes from Queenstown Bike Tours.

Great people to deal with good bikes all equipment needed is available and well maintained .The ride took about 2 hours with a wrong turning then we had a pick up back to Arrowtown.

This time I was in courage to go with an E-bikes so grateful when we took the wrong turning and went up a Steep climb

Lots of fun.


Choose your departure point

Departing from our main base in Arrowtown. The popular option for those wanting an amazingly scenic ride before arriving at the Gibbston wineries, Lake Hayes or Queenstown

Departing from our base at Kinross Cottages in Gibbston. A popular option if you just want to ride amongst the wineries and sample wines