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Biking the Wineries in New Zealand

Gibbston Valley Winery, New Zealand

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 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!

AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping
AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping
Shotover Canyon, New Zealand
Shotover Canyon, New Zealand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

Around the Basin self-guided bike tour
Around the Basin self-guided bike tour
Queenstown Wine Trail
Queenstown Wine Trail
Gibbston Valley Winery
Gibbston Valley Winery
Queenstown Wine Trail
Queenstown Wine Trail

Gibbston Valley Cheesery
Gibbston Valley Cheesery
Queenstown Wine Trail
Queenstown Wine Trail
Peregrine Winery
Peregrine Winery
Kinross Winery
Kinross Winery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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-Leah D

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