The Hop Trail

Quench your thirst


A 50 km ride with tastings at some of the best craft breweries in the Wakatipu basin.

We’ve found a great and rarely accessed track for you to ride to Arthurs Point where you’ll have tastings at Cargo and Canyon, choosing one of them for your late pizza lunch. Then it’s back to Arrowtown via the occasionally challenging Lower Shotover / Kimi Ākau Trail for your final tasting at the Lake & Wood microbrewery. 

Lager, IPA, Pilsner, Wheat, Porter, Hazy…maybe even a seltzer or a cider will be available with each of the three breweries offering you different tastings and an opportunity to meet the brewers.

Riders depart Arrowtown between 12.00pm and 1.00pm Saturday & Sunday returning approximately 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm. 

Distance 50km. A combo of trail and country riding with two short road links. Ride time, excluding beer tasting approx. 4 hours.  Grade 3/4 

Includes the tastings and a pizza lunch.

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