Lake Dunstan Cycling Trail "One Day Wonder" - Bike it Now!

Lake Dunstan Cycling Trail “One Day Wonder”

Our “One Day Wonder” begins at our Clyde Shop on Holloway Street – with your bike fitting and tour briefing at 9.30am. We then transfer you to Old Cromwell Town (Bannockburn or Smiths Way) to begin your ride. You have all day to enjoy this amazing ride.

The Lake Dunstan Trail is a TWO WAY trail that links the townships of Clyde and Cromwell. The trail offers cyclists and walkers a 58km ride (Grade 1-2) through unique and fascinating landscapes so characteristic of Central Otago as it journeys along Lake Dunstan, the Kawarau River and the mighty Clutha River Mata-au.

The ride has two very different sections Old Cromwell (Smiths Way) to Cornish Point – great Grade 1 riding along Lake Dunstan and the Kawarau River. Visit the Vineyards, cafes and Hotels along the way. Once you pass Cornish Point the trail, changes to Grade 2 even 2+. This section is highlighted by the stunning engineering associated with the cantilevers. You need to be prepared for climbing switchbacks (Cairnmuir Ladder has 9 of them), steep drop offs, narrowing of the trail so you need to be competent cyclists. Coffee Afloat beckons at the base of the Cairnmuir Ladder – allowing for a recharge before those switchbacks.

We are happy for you to go in the other direction Clyde to Cromwell – our shuttle leaves Cromwell at approximately 4.15pm to return to Clyde.

Cycling Distances:
Smiths Way to Historic Clyde 57.2kms
Old Cromwell Town to Historic Clyde 41.2kms

Specific cycling distances
Smiths Way to Old Cromwell Town 16kms Grade 1
Old Cromwell Town to Bannockburn Bridge 6kms Grade 1
Bannockburn Bridge to Cornish Point 7.3kms Grade 1
Cornish Point to Historic Clyde 27.9kms Grade 2 +

What you get:
• Hire of one of our awesome rental bikes (Trek Roscoe 7’s or Merida E Bikes) with Hydraulic disc brakes, shimano gearing, ergo grips and cycle computers. Also included, a helmet, NZ Manufactured Water Bottle, dual density saddle cover and a top mounted bag. Find out more about our bikes here.
• Transport for you and your bike to Cromwell (Bannockburn or Smiths Way)

What it costs:
E Bike Hire  NZ$150
Conventional Bike hire  NZ$100

Departure Times and Duration:
Trip departs daily. We ask you are at our shop in Clyde at 9.30am.

Allow 4-6 hours for the whole experience including some time to stop for a bite to eat and something to quench your thirst!

If wanting to start in Cromwell please call us directly on 0800 245 366 to discuss

Departures from Queenstown at 8am and returned at approximately 6pm,

Extra cost per person NZ$100.00 (3pax)

Bookings are Essential. Contact us to book!

Our tours operate 7 days a week, 12 months of the year. Terms & Conditions.

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