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Half-Day Self-Guided Ride and Wine Bike Tour from Arrowtown

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Independent travelers are perfectly matched for this half-day, self-guided wine and cycling experience from Arrowtown. With a bike and helmet rental, cycle between rivers, across suspension bridges, and under mature trees, stopping at your leisure to take in the mountain views. End up at the Gibbston Valley Winery for a tour and tasting, rewarding your hard work over the 8.6-mile (14-kilometer) ride.
    What to Expect
    Your tour begins when you arrive for the 9.30am briefing at Arrowtown Bike Hire

    After a comprehensive briefing on the mornings activities, the trail and your bike you set off on a self guided bike ride along the spectacular Arrow River Bridges Trail under a canopy of beautiful Willow trees. Following this fantastic cycle trail you will meander beside two rivers, cross purpose built suspension bridges, pass historic cottages, bike through scenic open farmland with stunning mountain views, and view breathtaking canyons before arriving at the historic Kawarau Bridge built in 1880.

    The Kawarau Bridge is home to the famous AJ Hackett Bungy. Take time to watch the bungy jumpers as they leap into thin air. From here you will ride another 2 kilometres to Gibbston Valley Winery where you will join a wine expert and have a tour of their wine cave while sampling some of their fantastic local wines.  

    Transport at 1.30pm will then be provided back to the Arrowtown Bike Hire base after completion your wine tour.

    Trip Break down : 1.5 hours actual riding time. 1.5 Hours Sightseeing time. 30 min wine tour.

    Don’t panic if you run out of puff during your ride, we will discuss pickup locations should you need our Riders Rescue Shuttle!

    Ride distance from 14 kilometers. Journey time to vineyard approximately 2 hours.

    Our bikes are designed so riders of all skill levels can enjoy an adventure in the great outdoors. Adult, youth and 24" bikes have light alloy frames to create the perfect platform for riders to enjoy a scenic ride. A range of sizes ensure  your ride to be a relaxed and comfortable day out.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Arrowtown Bike Hire, located in the main street at 59 Buckingham Street Arrowtown.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    • Wine tasting
    • All necessary equipment including bike and helmet
    • Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We spent a lovet afternnon riding out to Kawarau Bridge and back. The scenery is spectacular and the route is not that difficult, you do not need to that fit to enjoy the ride. The guys at Arrowtown Bike Hire were super friendly too.
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    These guys can be found about 50m from the main car parks in town in a quaint little historic house. Their staff are very professional, friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We road down the lovely bridges trail to the wineries crossing the spectacular suspension bridges
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    Response from Abante, Public Relations Manager at Half-Day Self-Guided Ride and Wine Bike Tour from Arrowtown
    Responded 20 Oct 2019
    Thanks for finding us! Some people do have trouble finding us since we are located in a backyard, but glad to hear that this was not an issue! It is a fantastic trail you chose to explore and we hope to see you guys again soon!
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    The young lad that rented us the bikes was very helpful . The bike ride was so much fun and the scenery was beautiful.
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    Response from Abante, Public Relations Manager at Half-Day Self-Guided Ride and Wine Bike Tour from Arrowtown
    Responded 20 Oct 2019
    Thanks for taking the time to write us a nice review! Glad to hear it was an enjoyable day!
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    We hired bikes in midwinter as skifields too busy. Great 14km ride along well formed trails to AJ Hackett Bungy. Would have cntinued to Winery but Ms 10 yo was tired! Equipment fine for these trails, all ran smoothly. Very nice guy (Aidan) who was very helpful, Thanks!
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    Response from Abante, Guest Relations Manager at Half-Day Self-Guided Ride and Wine Bike Tour from Arrowtown
    Responded 7 Aug 2019
    Hey, team great to meet you all! Thank you for taking the time to review. The vineyards will be still there for you on your next visit! All the best, Aidan
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    My partner and I hired two bikes from Arrowtown Bike Hire and went off for our 4 hour bike ride across the popular Arrowtown Bridges Track. A fantastic trail for all abilities and the bikes themselves were in great condition. Would recommend this to anybody looking for a way to
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