Biking in Central Otago
With the mountains, hills, canyons and rivers, biking in Queenstown offers a whole host of established tracks for bikers to explore. Whether you're a solo biker, or want to join a tour, there's plenty to choose from. The 100+ kilometre Queenstown Bike Trail includes a number of sections connecting the most scenic spots of Queenstown, including the section from Arrowtown to the wineries of Gibbston.
Queenstown Mountain Biking benefits from not only great, natural trails, but some fantastic world-class purpose-built parks and tracks. Skyline Queenstown offers the country's only gondola-assisted bike lift, which gets you high into this amazing mountain biking park. There are trails for all levels, and you can get half day, full day or multi day passes.
A number of biking operators will offer bike rentals and support which includes a shuttle service to collect and drop you off to to your accommodation. More experienced cyclists will enjoy heli-biking and weekend excursions, as well as access to private tracks. Other operators can guide you around places like Skippers Canyon and Ben Crauchan. Another popular activity is to tackle the 150km Otago Central Rail Trail.