Biking in Queenstown

Mountain Biking and Cycling in Queenstown

Cycling tours and mountain biking trails in Queenstown are a great way to explore and discover remote parts of this beautiful region! Cross-country, trail riding, heli, downhill… whatever your cycling or mountain biking style, Queenstown's got the terrain, rental and guides to suit everyone's kind of ride. Hour long, day long or multi-day - you choose.

Queenstown offers a wide range of biking tracks and trails for all styles of biking and all levels of fitness. Here you will find easy scenic tracks, spectacular lakeside or backcountry trails, road rides, jump parks and even heli-biking trips! For mountain bikers, Queenstown offers the Southern Hemisphere’s only gondola-accessed downhill mountain biking park.

Go on a guided cycling tour

If you’re looking for guided options, there are various cycling tours to give you access to some the best trails and views in town. They range from short gentle trails to multi-day biking adventures. You'll also benefit from the company of other cyclists, and the expertise of your local cycle guide.

Just hire a bike and explore

Self-guided cycling adventures are also easy to organise with numerous outlets in Queenstown offering bicycle, electric bike and mountain bike hire, as well as information on cycle trails, downhill tracks and bike safety and maintenance.

It's easy to access most cycle trails

A number of Queenstown biking tracks start right from the town centre and take you on a scenic journey. The 122km Queenstown Trail, a network of off-road trails that cover many of Queenstown’s most picturesque locations, including Lake Wakatipu, Lake Hayes, Arrowtown and Gibbston. You can even combine a ride with a tour of Gibbston’s wineries—and score a lift back to town on a shuttle at the end of the day. What’s not to love?

You can also combine your love of riding with a trip on a vintage steam ship to pedal along part of the Around the Mountains Trail to Mavora Lakes, or go beyond the lakes and enjoy a supported multi-day track to experience some of the region’s smaller towns.

As well as fun, fast and family-friendly cycling events, Queenstown has an enviable climate (with biking available almost year-round) and superb scenic backdrops to make your biking adventure one to remember.

Bike Parks & Trails in Queenstown

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