We provide you with multiple bike options on the Queenstown Trail because you have two days here and so much to explore! These bike rides are designed to give you plenty of freedom where you do not feel pushed for time and can go as little or as far as you desire! We’ve selected the sections with most scenery on offer as well as full opportunity to ride past a Central Otago vineyard to indulge in some of our world renowned red wines! Beautiful alpine vistas, wrapping around the iconic Lake Hayes or shotover river, biking to the world’s first commercial bungy or to the historical and charming Arrowtown, there is certainly enough to enjoy if it’s simply riding your bike while in queenstown. Make a day of it, pick a map with your new friends, stop for photos, stop at cafes along the route (Us Flying Kiwis believe savouring the experience with a cheeky cake or scone as a reward for all that biking, we have included some of the yummiest cafes on the maps). Below is a description of just one of our Queenstown rides, remembering you can do shorter trips as well!
QUEENSTOWN - ARROWTOWN RETURN
Just under 50km by bike, this is such a peaceful and scenic way to get from picturesque Queenstown to historic Arrowtown. If you don’t mind a full day packed with some of New Zealand’s best landscapes, escape the lively Queenstown and hit the trails!
You’ll experience four different cycle trails in this ride - highlights include Arrowtown, Lake Hayes and Lake Wakatipu. Lots of places to Picnic, rest and not to mention the recommended cafes/ stops we have included. Go with fellow Flying Kiwi Friends and make a day of it.
Hug the shores of Lake Wakatipu then take your time to enjoy the countryside ride through Millbrook to Arrowtown. Stop at vineyards or Millbrook for pure indulgence before arriving at New Zealand’s most picturesque and photographed lakes, Lake Hayes. Heading back to Queenstown enjoy the sites of two of Queenstown’s famous rivers, the Kawarau and Shotover!
You will not be disappointed with this day out on the bike, nor will your body!