3. Lake Dunstan Trail - eBike adventure
Traverse the mighty Lake Dunstan in style on an eBike. Stop for a breath taking wine, coffee, burger or whatever floats your boat.
The Lake Dunstan Trail has attracted more than 60,000 riders in the first year of opening and is for sure one of the Worlds most spectacular bike rides.
You need to be a competent rider as the Dunstan trail is a little trickier in parts. If this is your first time eBiking or you're a little nervous about heights we recommend you book the Hawea River Track to get a fun feel for eBiking off road.
You will be picked up from your accommodation at 9am for a 45min drive to Cromwell where you will start your ride. Only 50 mins into your ride you will reach the Carrick winery and can take a break to taste their wines and local organic produce. But you're not far away from the next attraction, only half way on the trail you can get a latte and a great burger from a floating coffee and burger bar. That's kiwi ingenuity at it's best right there.
If engineering is your thing marvel at the bridges and tracks clipped onto the side of the rock face. And if that doesn't impress you, the 100mt high and 450mt wide dam towards the end of your trip definitely will!
At the end of the trip you get to have a look around the lovely little historic town of Clyde. With plenty of places for a late lunch or a drink, you can relax and enjoy the beauty of Clyde, you earned it you will have biked 44km.
|Start time 9 am||Finish Time 3pm|
|Grade 3 - 44km||Moderate - Intermediate|
|Height Range||155cm to 195cm|
WHAT WE PROVIDE
Transport to and from your accommodation
Brand new ebikes / Helmet / locks / Safety Briefing / bike bags
Map and list of best locations to visit
First Aid kit on bike and in shuttle vehicle
You will need to bring:
Warm top or Jacket
Points of Interest along the way
Cromwell Heritage Precinct.
The Clyde dam was completed in 1990 which meant Cromwell’s main road disappeared under Lake Dunstan. The historic buildings from the gold rush of the 1860s were saved on higher ground, thus making the Cromwell Heritage Precinct.
Clyde the historic town is situated at the base of a river gorge and is surrounded by hills of schist. Schist is known to have gold and big strikes in the rivers near Clyde sparked a gold rush in the late 1800s.
The first Europeans to visit this region chose Clyde as a site to settle. Clyde has a micro-climate with hot, dry summers, mild springs and autumns that are full of beautiful colours. Clyde is a great place to finish your ride in a cafe with a scenic setting that's rich in history.