Cycle Central Otago
Cromwell and it's surrounds are home to three of New Zealand's 23 Great Rides, joined together these three trails span for over 250km of spectacular off-road riding, suitable for families, or friends. Stay for a few days and experience all that the Central bike trails have to offer
We are near the center of remarkable bike trails and scenery, suitable for all levels.
If you are looking for the latest ride next summer holidays there will be a new car-free route available at the front and back of our property.
Cromwell to Clyde trail
Diggers carved out the trail running through the more difficult terrain of the Cromwell Gorge. Although the landscape is steep and rugged, the trail is a grade one or two, with gradients of less than 5%.
There are six "interesting" bolt on bluff bridges with a total length of 360m and one suspension bridge. The trail surface is a mix of fine gravel and clay and was intended to be flat, smooth and easy to ride on.
Bannockburn Sluicings Track
We really enjoy this track/trail as it is close by and a favorite for Cromwell walker and mountain bikers. The trail loops around the former Bannockburn gold field, providing a vivid slice of history and a rewarding perspective of times gone by.
This loop trail is a chance to explore the former goldfield and remains of Stewart Town
Distance: Approx. 3.5 km Grade: 2-3 Intermediate
From 1862 to the 1930’s the area was sluiced and mined, so you are sure to see remains of dams, water races, tunnels and towering cliff faces - all that is left of hills that have been sluiced away to find the precious gold.
Bendigo reserve trails
Another favourite is the Bendigo scenic and historic reserve which has several short trails suitable for walking and mountain biking.
The area has unequalled views of the Upper Clutha Basin and the farmland and vineyards on the slopes and valleys below.
The trails start near the main historic sites of Logantown and Welshtown and the mining remnants scattered throughout. Parking and toilets are at Welshtown, along with interpretation panels explaining these sites. Exploration on foot or bicycle is from this point as this is the heart of this entire historic site.
We have bikes available to borrow and We have secure bike storage onsite.