Shebikeshebikes provide Lake Dunstan Trail bike hire and transport. This spectacular trail is set to become an iconic cycling day trip that extends the already fabulous cycle trail options in Central Otago. Joining Cromwell with Clyde, the trail provides ever changing vistas, trail novelty and cycling challenge. With starting points at the Cromwell Heritage Precinct, Bannockburn Bridge and Pidgeon Rock, you can vary the number of kilometers you’ll ride to fit your fitness and saddle time requirements. The vistas and flowing nature of this trail really will take your breath away.
We provide a range of Lake Dunstan Trail bike hire and transport options from Clyde an Cromwell. Hire and E-Bike or hard tail MTB (or bring your own bike). We’ll transport you up the trail to start or return to you at the end of the day.
Initially the Lake Dunstan Trail was graded 1-2 (easiest and easy). It has now been graded 1-3 (easiest, easy, intermediate) to account for the sections that are steep, narrow or have largish drop offs. If you’re not a regular cyclist or haven’t been on a bike for 20+ years, this trail is best left until you’ve ridden and enjoyed something like the Roxburgh Gorge Trail. Once you’re in the Cromwell Gorge section, this trail is not suitable for very young children that require a trailer or tag along as parts of the trail are simply too narrow. Children who can ride a 24” bike or above should be ok but need enough gearing on the bike to tackle the main climbs along with appropriate fitness, gear changing and braking skill.
If you’re bringing your own bike, make sure it’s been recently serviced and you’re carrying a puncture repair kit, pump, chain breaker and missing links.