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Bike the Wineries Half Day
Get ready for a quick yet action-packed half-day of exploration on a self-guided cycle tour through Queenstown's wine region! The "Bike The Wineries" half-day trip starts with a scenic transfer from central Queenstown to the home of bungy, Kawarau Suspension Bridge. The rest of the day is set at your pace as you ride on the Gibbston River Trail. An informative trail map is available which includes exclusive offers to visit as many amazing venues on the route. This is an easy riding trail and it’ll be a fantastic jam-packed half day.
- CategoryEasy-going & Leisurely
- Duration5 hours
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level1 - Beginner
- Activity Level1 - Easy
- Elevation1 - Easy
- Distance7.5 miles
The day starts in the afternoon with a pick up in central Queenstown and a scenic transfer to Arrow Junction or Kawarau Suspension Bridge, depending if you're doing the tour in the Summer or Winter season.
After a bike fitting and briefing on wineries and trail information from your knowledgeable driver, you’re off to explore the region at your own pace. Take a leisurely afternoon bike ride along the Gibbston River Trail, armed with an informative winery map that highlights the 8+ wineries scattered throughout the trail. Take your time and visit as many of these wineries as you can - usually on the half day tour there is realiztically time for 2-3 wineries. If you wish to visit more try one of the longer options below.
At the end of the day, you can rest easy knowing that you'll be picked up from a pre-arranged point in the valley for a relaxing vehicle transfer back to Queenstown. There's no need to worry about driving, so feel free to indulge in as many wine tastings as you like. The tour operator will even collect any bottles of wine you purchase along the way, ensuring a stress-free end to your day of cycling and wine tasting.
With a total of 6-17 kms depending on how many wineries you visit, this tour has minimal riding and maximum winery time.
This tour is recommended for those on a tight schedule but a 3/4 day version is possible here or a full day version of the tour is also available here. Depending on the season, there will be some slight itinerary and time changes, please check the Itinerary tab for details.
Summer and Winter Departure Time: 12:00 PM sharp
Shop check-in must be 10 minutes prior to the tour departure
Please note: Tastings are not included in the price of this package, but the average cost is around NZ$10 per winery (some are free!).