Lake Wanaka - a thrilling sense of freedom. Whether it’s a leisurely cycle or a downhill single-track feast, all abilities of cyclists will be invigorated and inspired by the magnificent landscape. Experience some of the South Island's best riding near Lake Wanaka.
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Renowned for its breathtaking scenery, Lake Wanaka offers some of the most unforgettable road and mountain biking in New Zealand. With over 750kms of mountain bike tracks to choose from, there is something plenty of family-friendly off-road trails by the lakes, rivers or through the woodland or for the more energetic riders the exhilarating downhill tracks in Sticky Forest and Dean’s Bank are a must, or head to the Lismore Park jump park.
For the roadies, enjoy the peace and beauty of some of the most spectacular roads in the world with the mountains, glaciers, lakes and rivers of Mount Aspiring National Park and Central Otago as the backdrop to an unforgettable ride.
Find your own pace. With a pristine natural playground all around you, the panorama of crystal clear lakes and rivers and rugged snow capped mountains will leave you exhilarated. Bring your own or rent a bike from the expert local bike shops.