Mountain Biking and Epic Cycling
Lake Hawea and Wanaka offers some great mountain biking. Whether it's a leisurely cycle or a downhill single-track feast, there is something for everyone.There are plenty of family friendly off-road trails by the lakes, rivers or through the woodland.Bring your own or rent a bike from the expert local bike shops; guided bike tours are also available. Lake Hawea Hotel can provide you with packed lunches.
From Lake Hawea township you can find an excellent family friendly bike ride along the Hawea River track to Albert Town and Wanaka.
For the more energetic riders Lismore Park jump park and the exhilarating Lake Wanaka downhill tracks in Sticky Forest are a must or head to the.
Deans Bank Track (starting from Albert Town) is a purpose built mountain biking track and is great fun for whole family.
See here for full details of tracks.
Each year the Contact Epic mountain biking race is held in April, starting and finishing at the Lake Hawea Hotel. The 125km race involves thecircumnavigation of Lake Hawea, riding through the Hunter Valley and Dingle Burn high country farming stations. The course is undulating and varied with river and stream crossings, lots of short climbs and long descents
There is also a 95km option for those not ready to take on the whole lake.
Racers Edge can help you with all of your biking needs including bike hire, sales and servicing.
Bells and Whistles has all of your front and rear bike lights at great prices and also stocks a wide range of other urban cycle accessories. Also check out their pedal straps and range of locks.
FreerideNZ offers mountain biking tours around Lake Wanaka - from day trips including heli biking to multi day tours.