• 2 hour cycle
  • Highlands Motor Sport Park or Wine Tour
  • 1 night luxury accommodation
  • 1 Dinner
  • 1 Lunch
  • 1 Breakfast


2 daysfrom


Trip Code: TJL

Trip highlights

  • Cycle part of the Arrow River Trail
  • Experience the region’s stunning scenery
  • Afternoon activities - local wine tasting or Highlands Motorsport Park
  • Overnight at Lakeside Resort Cromwell

This one-day adventure starts from your Queenstown accommodation, or from the airport, and the first stop is at Arrowtown. This is a charming and quirky town with picturesque preservation of two very different gold-rush communities of the 1860s - the Chinese and European. Arrowtown is the start of a nice ‘warm-up ride’ along part of the Arrow River Bridges Trail. This trail zigzags across the river over five bridges, then on through charming country lanes. Every corner you turn showcases the beauty of the area especially in autumn.

At the completion of the ride your guide will take you to the well-known Bannockburn Hotel for lunch. The Wine Country Restaurant and Bar overlooks unrivalled vineyard, landscape and mountain scenery.

After lunch, enjoy a wine tasting tour, or some fast laps around Highlands Motorsport Park - the choice is yours.

At the end of the day, check into your stunning accommodation set on the shores of Lake Dunstan.

Your day starts with a 9:00am pick up from your accommodation in Queenstown, then a visit to Arrowtown. Here you can explore the partly restored 1880s Chinese settlement and the old part of the town before cycling 16km of the Arrow River Bridges Trail. This is optional and graded as Grade 2/ Easy. Lunch is booked at Bannockburn Hotel and then for the afternoon there are two choices; Highland Motor Sport Park or a wine tour. At Highlands Park two experiences have been organised for you. Go Karting is definitely not just for kids - it is a thrilling, hands-on experience you can enjoy solo, or with family and friends. With a 650m track and single or two-seater options, fun times are assured! Then there is the Highlands High Speed Taxi Ride when you experience the thrill of two laps on a 4.1km, world-class race track, in a Porsche Cayenne Turbo. This is heart-racing - reaching speeds up to 180km/hr - unadulterated fun provided by expert, professional drivers The Wine Tour. Central Otago has been named as one of the top five New World wine producing regions and it is especially known for pinot noir - so what better way to start off your cycling holiday than a guided wine tour experience. Sample some of the incredible and award winning wines from our region while you relax and appreciate the stunning scenery. At the end of the day, you will be returned to your Lake Dunstan accommodation.

Meals:  L,D

Wake up to enjoy the views over breakfast at the Lake Resort Cromwell. Onward transport to Clyde or other destination can be arranged (not included).

Meals:  B


  • Airport/accommodation pick up in Queenstown
  • Cycle equipment: trail bicycle, helmet, panniers, repair kit and odometer.
  • 1 nights luxury accommodation based on a twin share
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch - Bannockburn Hotel
  • Evening Meal - The Mooring Restaurant
  • All transport with our knowledgeable driver and tour guide

  • Optional activities and upgrades
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks (with lunch and evening meal)

Bike information




Suitable for novice riders, families and others seeking an easy, relaxing cycling experience. Most bikes are suitable, including touring bikes and hybrid bikes. E-bikes are also suitable as long as they are ridden appropriately and have sufficient battery capacity. Off-road trails are compacted gravel, with only gentle climbs.

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Why travel with us

First On The Trail

Trail Journeys is the largest and longest serving bike hire business on the Otago Central Rail Trail. We have helped more cyclists explore our region since the trail opened in 2000 than any other company.


Our team is passionate about the Central Otago Region and their extensive knowledge and experience means you get the very best advice - every time. We will help you tailor the right cycling itinerary for your needs.

Quality services

Expect first-class and flexible support both on and off the trail. With regular bag, passenger and bike transport services, expert cycle mechanics and experienced consultants, enjoy a stress free cycling trip with Trail Journeys.

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