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Introductory to Moderate

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  • 2 day self-guided cycle
  • 1 night comfort level
  • 1 Breakfast


2 daysfrom


Trip Code: TJDL

Trip highlights

  • Cycle the full Lake Dunstan Trail from Smith's way to Clyde
  • Take the morning or afternoon to enjoy optional activities such as a winery tour or Highlands Motorsport Park
  • Explore Cromwell's historic precinct and township
  • Visit the wineries and vineyards of Bannockburn
  • Cycle through the stunning Cromwell Gorge and stop at the coffee boat
  • Celebrate with a drink in Clyde

Our 2 Day Lake Dunstan E-Bike and Shuttle is perfect for those wanting to cycle at a relaxed pace, with time to enjoy the local wineries and activities in the area.

On day one, we'll shuttle you from Queenstown to Smith's way, where the trail follows the glistening Lake Dunstan from Smith's Way to the Cromwell Heritage Precinct. The leisurely pace of this itinerary means there is plenty of time to add a wine tour, Highlands fast lap or museum entry to your trip.

After a relaxing night in Cromwell, you'll continue on the Lake Dunstan Trail along the most popular section of trail through the Cromwell Gorge to Clyde where you can enjoy a drink or do a little more riding.

We'll shuttle you back to Queenstown or continue on to the Otago Central Rail Trail or Roxburgh Gorge Trail.

We'll provide bikes, move your luggage, find the perfect accommodation, arrange any extra activities and transport you to where you need to be. All you need to do is enjoy the ride!

If you don't require the shuttle to and from Queenstown, we can remove this from your trip.

Meeting in Queenstown in the morning, we'll shuttle you to the start of the Lake Dunstan Trail at Smith's Way. A 16.4km bike ride along Lake Dunstan will take you back into Cromwell Heritage Precinct. Once here, take the afternoon to relax or cycle 6km to Bannockburn for a delicious winery lunch. You can also visit the Highlands Motorsport museum, take a fast lap around the track or add on a Bendigo Ruins tour.

Meals:  Nil

After breakfast, you'll join back up with the Lake Dunstan Trail where a 13.3km ride will take you to Cornish Point overlooking the Clutha / Mata au River. This point is your last taste of civilisation before riding the 25km trail to Clyde. This section features major structures including a suspension bridge and clip on trails. Enjoy lunch in Clyde with a well deserved cold drink at a local restaurant or bar. The afternoon is then yours to explore before returning to Queenstown.

Meals:  B



The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.
On self guided trips, actual route information provided before departure will be more detailed.


  • Electric bike hire for 2 days including helmet, repair kit and odometer
  • 1 night comfort accommodation on twin share basis (superior options available)
  • Transport from Queenstown to Smith's Way in Cromwell
  • Transport from Clyde to Queenstown at the end of your ride
  • 1 x breakfasts
  • Daily Luggage transfers (weight limit of 15kg per bag, 1 bag per person)
  • Lake Dunstan Trail Trust Donation

  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Optional activities and upgrades (see options and prices below dates)
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

Bike information


Suggested extensions


Introductory to Moderate  

This trip is graded introductory to moderate and is suited to regular cyclists with a good level of fitness. E-bikes are suitable if ridden appropriately and manage battery life. There is a mix of introductory trails and moderate trails with some remote sections. The moderate trails have features such as switch backs, narrow tracks, hills, rocks, and tight turns.

Departure dates

Departs daily


All bookings are tentative. Our team will do their best to get back to you within 48 hours to confirm your booking. If your preferred date is within 48 hours please contact our office

Want to organise a customised tour?

School groups, friends, family trips, corporate events and even making the trail accessible for everyone. Learn how you can organise a Customised Tour with Trail Journeys.

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Why travel with us

First On The Trail

Trail Journeys is the largest and longest serving bike hire business on the Otago Central Rail Trail. We have helped more cyclists explore our region since the trail opened in 2000 than any other company.


Our team is passionate about the Central Otago Region and their extensive knowledge and experience means you get the very best advice - every time. We will help you tailor the right cycling itinerary for your needs.

Quality services

Expect first-class and flexible support both on and off the trail. With regular bag, passenger and bike transport services, expert cycle mechanics and experienced consultants, enjoy a stress free cycling trip with Trail Journeys.

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