One day Wonder “Roxburgh Gorge Trail” – family day out
This is the ultimate one day trip, it has everything you would want in a cycle journey and all in one single day.
It is this easy; arrive in Clyde and then approximately 7 hours later you are returned to Clyde having had a fantastic experience.
What you will get:
A bike suited to the terrain, with Hydraulic disc brakes and high spec Shimano componentry including; helmet, gender specific saddle, dual density gel seat cover, top mounted pannier, ergo grips, pump, bottle cage and a NZ Manufactured Bike It Now! drink bottle.
Boat ride with informative commentary from Doctors Point to Shingle Creek.
Shuttle from either Roxburgh Lodge or Roxburgh Town back to Bike It Now! in Clyde
Packed Lunch – Our local Cafe (The Bank) will provide this for you.
All this for for a minimum of 2 people, if it was large group than the cost per person would change. The boat leaves Doctors Point at 10.00am, 11.30am, 1.00pm, 2.30pm, 4.00pm.
Some Important Trail Information
Firstly a little heads up; the Roxburgh Gorge Trail, is not like the Otago Central Rail Trail you do need to have experience and for some sections you will need to be careful when riding them. However in saying that it is truly spectacular and a must for every-ones “Bucket List”.
From our perspective and to make things really easy we suggest you start at our shop in the center of Historic Clyde Our bikes are very well suited to this trail being the latest Trek Roscoe 7’s. You might like to try our Merida or Scott Electric Bikes.
Our suggested itinerary
Bike the River Track to Alexandra (12kms) which is a great single track trail then head into the Roxburgh Gorge.
Then ride 10km of seriously spectacular countryside until you get to Doctors Point.
The boat awaits you to transport you the 12kms down the lake to Shingle Creek. This journey will allow you to be immersed in the Gold Mining history of this area – not to be missed!
Then ride the next 12kms to Roxburgh Dam, some of the sights are super impressive here and riding the switchbacks will be memorable.
You will be meet at Lake Roxburgh Lodge, load up your bikes and shuttle you back to Clyde. Lake Roxburgh Lodge has a very nice cafe a fantastic way to finish your journey.
Optional to carry on to Roxburgh and we can pick you up there. Possible pick up points include Jimmy’s Pies, 103 The Store or Roxburgh I Site
So some things to think about. We could also drop you at Alexandra to start the Trail but we feel the 12kms of the River Track if you have time are well worth the effort.
Approx riding times
Clyde to Alexandra (via River Trail) 70mins
Alexandra to Doctors Point 75mins
Boat Trip Doctors Point to Shingle Creek (includes embarking and disembarking) 45mins
Shingle Creek to Roxburgh Dam 120mins
Roxburgh Dam to Roxburgh Town 30mins
Price; From $250 per person departure from Clyde. From $360 per person departure from Queenstown. Upgrade to an Electric Bike for an extra $70.
Please contact us if you would like to experience this “One Day Wonder”.