Queenstown to Clyde Self Guided Multi Day Mountain Biking Adventure

Bookings available via phone or email only.
• An epic journey style adventure through the Southern Lakes Region.
• Visit Queenstown, Arrowtown, Gibbston, Cromwell and Clyde.
• Bike at your own pace and experience so much more than just the ride.
• Mountain views, wineries, gold mining history, cafes, restaurants and quaint accommodation options.
• Ride for 3 days and become immersed in the experience.

Provisions cafe Arrowtown The Southern Discoveries Bridge, a highlight of the Bridges Trail

Cross through the Wakatipu Basin and onwards to Clyde on this 3 day mountain bike journey. Travel from place to place and let us transport your baggage. Become immersed in the experience and enjoy the simple pleasure of adventuring by bike through some of New Zealand’s most dramatic and beautiful scenery. Experience the stunning Queenstown Trail as well as the new Lake Dunstan Trail on this multi day adventure.

For a complete printable itinerary please click here.

Please note this ride requires a minimum of 4 people before it will run. 

Not the ride for you? Check out our single day ride options.

Day 1 : Queenstown to Arrowtown (35km / 4hrs)

Check in to our shop at 9.30am. Start your adventure by making your way to Arrowtown along stunning biking trails.

The first day of your adventure begins with careful bike fitting at our shop (9 Duke Street) before a detailed briefing and trail tips. Ride from Queenstown around the Queenstown Gardens, following the beautiful cycle trail that takes you along the edge of Lake Wakatipu. Upon reaching Frankton the trail turns away from the lake and meanders its way down the Kawarau River until  it confluences with the Shotover River. Here the trail follows the banks of the Shotover up stream to the historic Old Shotover Bridge. Cross the bridge and follow countryside trails that take you over Slope Hill and through Millbrook Golf Resort, before you arrive in Arrowtown. Check into your accommodation for the evening, then explore Arrowtown and enjoy one of the many restaurants on offer before wrapping up your evening.

Day 2 : Arrowtown to Gibbston (25km / 2.5hrs riding + winery time)

Start riding at your leisure. Follow the Arrow River to the Gibbston Valley – home of 7+ wineries. 

Arrowtown has many cafe options for your morning coffee and breakfast before you make your way back onto the cycle trail. Follow the Arrow River Bridges Trail down stream, crossing some spectacular bridges on your way to the Gibbston Valley. At the entrance to the Gibbston Wine Valley you will cross the worlds first commercial bungy bridge. Pause to watch the action before making your way to the wineries. The Gibbston Wine Valley is home to 7+ wineries that you can visit throughout the afternoon. This part of your day can be tailored to your own needs. Ride to as many wineries as you wish, or get comfy and set up with a cheese platter and relax.

We will collect you at 3.30pm from which ever winery you finish at for your shuttle transport through the stunning Cromwell Gorge to Cromwell. Spend the night in Cromwell (or Bannockburn if desired).

Day 3 : Cromwell to Clyde (35km / 4hrs)

Depart on your ride from Cromwell to Historic Clyde on an exceptional lake side trail. 

Depart your Cromwell or Bannockburn accommodation and make your way onto the Lake Dunstan Trail at the Bannockburn Bridge. Nestled along the edge of Lake Dunstan the track utilises clip on bridges that skirt the cliffs on the edge of the lake. Enjoy the barren Central Otago landscape as you travel down the lake towards the impressive Clyde Dam. Ride past the dam and over the old bridge which takes you up a short climb and into historic Clyde. The are some beautiful historic buildings to see and cute cafes to visit before you are picked up and transported back to Queenstown.

Queenstown Trail Map | Front

Booking Accommodation

You are responsible for booking your accommodation for this tour.

There are many excellent choices of accommodation in Queenstown, Arrowtown and in the Gibbston Valley. Choose a venue that suits your needs and desired budget. During the Christmas and New Year period Queenstown is extremely busy. If you want to ride during this time, make sure you lock in your accommodation well in advance.

Queenstown Accommodation Ideas

Arrowtown Accommodation Ideas

Cromwell Accommodation Ideas

Make sure you base yourself in the heart of Cromwell. Do not book Pisa Moorings or Lowburn accommodation as this adds significant distance to your ride. The Dunstan Cycle Trail starts at the Bannockburn bridge, and can be reached following the trail from Cromwell south through Old Cromwell along the Kawarau River.

Bannockburn Accommodation Ideas

Please note food options are limited in Bannockburn.

Southern Discoveries Bridge

Queenstown to Clyde Self Guided Multi Day Mountain Biking Adventure

Bookings available via phone or email only.
• An epic journey style adventure through the Southern Lakes Region.
• Visit Queenstown, Arrowtown, Gibbston, Cromwell and Clyde.
• Bike at your own pace and experience so much more than just the ride.
• Mountain views, wineries, gold mining history, cafes, restaurants and quaint accommodation options.
• Ride for 3 days and become immersed in the experience.

Provisions cafe Arrowtown The Southern Discoveries Bridge, a highlight of the Bridges Trail

Cross through the Wakatipu Basin and onwards to Clyde on this 3 day mountain bike journey. Travel from place to place and let us transport your baggage. Become immersed in the experience and enjoy the simple pleasure of adventuring by bike through some of New Zealand’s most dramatic and beautiful scenery. Experience the stunning Queenstown Trail as well as the new Lake Dunstan Trail on this multi day adventure.

For a complete printable itinerary please click here.

Please note this ride requires a minimum of 4 people before it will run. 

Not the ride for you? Check out our single day ride options.

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