LAKE DUNSTAN CYCLEWAY


Riding the cliff bolt-ons on the Lake Dunstan Cycleway

BOOK YOUR LAKE DUNSTAN CYCLEWAY RIDE TODAY!

INFORMATION ABOUT THE LAKE DUNSTAN CYCLEWAY

We provide shuttles from Wanaka to Cromwell and between Clyde and Cromwell for you and your bikes. Riding this trail is amazing with views of Lake Dunstan and the Pisa Range.

We recommend hiring an e-bike from us for this ride. If you have your own bikes and just need a lift give us a call and we can often fit you in.

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 we recommend you stop at the top of the climbs to take 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
  • Shuttle from Cromwell to Clyde or Clyde to Cromwell
  • Bike Hire (includes Helmets) – standard and e-bikes
  • Private Bike shuttle
  • Thorough trail briefing

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Stunning views
  • Ride across the Hugo Suspension bridge!
  • Ride the Clip ons
  • Climb to the summit(s)
  • Vineyards
  • Floating Coffee shop

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING

  • Day bag
  • Bottled water (fits inside bike bottle cage)
  • Shorts, T-shirt
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Windbreaker jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

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:Intermediate
Fitness level:
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
if the meeting is Cromwell 10am
Pick up time:3.15pm