In the Queenstown area there is the opportunity to ride a bicycle to several different wineries in the area on a bike trail. There are many different starting points on the trail. I chose the beginning to make the self-guided tour not rushed and to be able to stop along the way to take in the scenery.
Queenstown is quite hilly! My traveling companion, Pam, opted to get the electric bike so she didn’t have to work quite as hard on the trails 🙂
We ended up biking close to 15 miles that day! The fee for the self-guided tour covers your mountain bike, helmet, and map of the wineries. The tasting fees are not included and each winery had a different fee (or some were free!).
Queenstown – Adventure Capital of New Zealand
Queenstown is known for all things adventure related. One of the most famous bridges in the world is the AJ Hackett Bungy Bridge. On the bike tour we crossed this bridge and saw several people taking the plunge!
Biking the wineries may not be considered an extreme sport, but the opportunities to see Queenstown from the trails (and to stay upright..ha!) was exciting! Pam and I visited 4 wineries on our self-guided tour, tasted several different kinds of white and red wine, and stopped by a cheesery for lunch. Here are a few pictures of our day on the wine trail:
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