Spend a quick but fulfilling half-day in Queenstown's vineyards
Step out in nature and revel in the gorgeous surroundings of the valley
Discover the charming and rustic character of the region as you explore its unique features and attractions
Have a fantastic time with friends or family as you cycle and visit wineries
Sample the wine and the delicious local food

Bike the Wineries Half Day

Duration
5 hours
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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.

  • Category
    Easy-going & Leisurely
  • Type
    Self-Guided
  • Duration
    5 hours
  • Culture Level
    Familiar
  • Skill Level
    1 - Beginner
  • Activity Level
    1 - Easy
  • Elevation
    1 - Easy
  • Terrain
    Agricultural
  • Distance
    7.5 miles
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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!).

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

  • Wine Trail Map and Information
  • Shuttle Service to/from Queenstown
  • Helmet
  • Purchase Pick Up
  • Free bike rental is included in the price of this tour (upgrade options are available - please see below).
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • International / Domestic flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Wine Tastings and food

Tour options and upgrades:

4 equipment options available