Lake Dunstan Cycleway - standard bike hire and shuttle from Wanaka
- Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Wanaka, Wanaka
- Product code: Lake Dunstan standard bike and shuttle from Wanaka
INFORMATION ABOUT THE LAKE DUNSTAN CYCLEWAY
NB We need a min of 4 riders for this trip. Single bookings will be waitlisted until we have the required numbers.
This ride is a bit of an engineering marvel. Some of the sections of the track are bolted onto the sides of cliff faces, there are several climbs up to 150m in height and an impressive 85m swing bridge 'The Hugo Bridge".
Riding on the new Lake Dunstan Cycleway is very popular, the trail is bi-directional at this stage so caution is required on the blind corners. Common sense is advised.
The views along the lake are stunning and you have to stop at the top of the climbs the views in.
Along the way there is a unique floating coffee cart, that is well worth a visit, as is the Carrick Vineyard if you are riding from Clyde to Cromwell.
We have options for riders to self-drive from Wanaka or Queenstown if desired, we meet you at a designated location in Cromwell and set you up with your bikes or you can jump in one of our vans for the shuttle to the other end.
Requires a MIN of 4 Passengers to proceed. Single bookings will be waitlisted.
We do require bookings to be made in advance, last-minute bookings are likely to miss out.
WHAT WE CAN PROVIDE
- Shuttle from Wanaka to Cromwell or Clyde
- Bike Hire (includes Helmets) - standard hardtail
- Thorough trail briefing
- Ride across the Hugo Suspension bridge!
- Ride the Clip ons
- Climb to the summit(s)
- Stunning lake and mountain views
- Floating coffee shop
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING
- Day bag
- Bottled water (fits inside bike bottle cage)
- Shorts, T-shirt
- Sturdy footwear
- Windbreaker jacket
YOU NEED TO KNOW
Take your time and enjoy the ride along the side of beautiful Lake Dunstan, and visit the shops, and cafes either end at Cromwell and Clyde.
If you are not a confident rider this trail is not recommended for you. There are several climbs, with switchbacks along with blind corners, drop-offs and the trail is also bi-directional.
Please note: Between Cornish Point and Clyde there are large sections of the trail with no or limited cell phone coverage and also no alternate road access for support.
Duration: Allow 3-4 hours for the ride
Difficulty: Medium (Grade 2 and some 3)
Fitness level: reasonable fitness level required
Distance: 57km Smiths Way to Clyde, or the shorter option 42km Cromwell to Clyde
Terrain: Smooth tracks all of the way, two challenging climbs, several switchbacks, and blind corners.
Recommended for competent and confident riders. It is largely an easy grade 2 ride with sections of grade 3.
Departure times: if Leaving from Wanaka 9.15am
Pick up time: 3.15pm