Mountain Biking & Cycling

Whether you bring your own bike, hire one out, or opt for a guided cycling tour, there are few better ways to experience Queenstown than on two wheels! There are so many world class biking trails around our region, each with their own flavour. There are also options to suit all experience levels, whether you’re a seasoned veteran or first timer. As well as fun, fast and family-friendly cycling events, Queenstown also has an enviable climate (with biking available almost year-round) and superb scenic backdrops to make your biking adventure one to remember.

Talk to the team at Queenstown TOP 10 who can recommend and book something for your specific requirements. You can also explore your options and book online.


Mountain Biking Trails

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.


Guided Cycling Tours

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.


Bike Hire

Why not just go exploring! 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 over 130km 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.