Lake Dunstan Cycling Trail “One Day Wonder”

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  Tour Operator  Bike It Now!

  New Zealand

 6 hours 

  57 km



A TWO WAY trail that links the townships of Clyde and Cromwell. 

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 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.

Tour Information





Cost From

NZ$ 100  Self-Guided


9.30am daily


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. A helmet, NZ Manufactured Water Bottle, dual density saddle cover and a top mounted bag.  Transport for you and your bike to Cromwell (Bannockburn or Smiths Way)


E Bike upgrade  NZ$50 Cycling distance:    Smiths Way to Historic Clyde 57.2kms      Old Cromwell Town to Historic Clyde 41.2kms


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