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Winter 2019

Half day hire between 11am-3pm

$45 per adult $30 per child
Electric bike $90 per person

Up to 4 hours riding departing from our base at Dudleys Cottage in Arrowtown. We have a couple of great ride choices available over winter. Either the 5 bridges ride out to Gibbston and back or from Arrowtown, ride around Lake Hayes and maybe stop at Amisfield or Akarua wine and kitchen on the way through before making your way back to Arrowtown.

Both rides have incredible views, 5 bridges being the easier of the two options and a bit more family friendly with not so many hills. This ride is the pick of the bunch over winter.

Most riders over winter choose the Arrowtown to Gibbston wineries ride with return transport, but if you only want to ride, then go for this option. Remember it is winter and does get cold early in the morning and afternoon.

FAQs

  • Self guided ride, but fully supported
  • Depart from 11am, return by 3pm
  • Approximately 1.5 hours or 13kms ride each way to Kawarau bungy bridge in Gibbston
  • Bring gloves, jackets and warm clothing, no open toe shoes
  • Bring a camera

Arrowtown to Gibbston wineries ride with return transport

$65per adult $40 per child
Electric $110 per person

Departing between 10.30am and 11am from our base at Dudleys Cottage in Arrowtown. Ride the spectacular 5 bridges trail crisscrossing back and forth over the Arrow and Kawarau rivers. If the sun is shining and you have dressed appropriately, this is one of the best winter experiences to be had in Queenstown. Your destination Gibbston has a number of wineries waiting with great wine, winter special mulled wine, hot soup and an assortment of delicious local cuisine. It’s usually too cold to ride back, so upon completion of your ride, call us with your location and we will be there to pick you up.

FAQs

  • Self guided ride, but fully supported
  • Depart between 10.30am and 11am
  • Approximately 1.5 hours ride to Gibbston or 15kms to the first winery
  • Return transport is at 1.30pm or 2.30pm
  • The wineries will call on your behalf
  • Bring gloves, jackets and warm clothing, no open toe shoes

Gibbston Wine region

We also have a base at Kinross Cottages, right in the middle of the Gibbston wineries area and Gibbston wine cycle trail. If you would just like to ride around the wineries and sample some of the finest Central Otago wines and foods, then this is a great option.

Gibbston Wineries tasting adventure Half day 11am-3pm

$45 per adult $30 per child
Electric bike $90 per person

Departing from Kinross we send you on an exclusive loop ride that takes you to 4 wineries, each only about 10 minutes apart, which on a winter’s day is a good thing! This ensures you will spend most of your time sampling wine and delicious local cuisine. The wineries we have selected are all very different in style and offerings. One of them specializes in mulled wine! Nothing better to warm your insides. Upon completion of your ride, loop back down to Kinross to enjoy a bowl of hot soup at their wonderful Bistro restaurant.

If you are looking for a bigger ride, then go to our Arrowtown options or hire an electric bike.

  • Self guided ride
  • Depart from 11am, return by 3pm
  • Bring gloves, jackets and warm clothing, no open toe shoes
  • Bring a camera

Getting there: Over winter you will require your own transport to drive to Kinross Cottages located in the Gibbston Wine region. If you don’t have transport, then we suggest either a taxi or public bus ride to our base in Arrowtown. From here you can ride to the wineries in Gibbston.