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Bike Hire with Trail Journeys

Cycle Lake Dunstan with Highlands and Trail Journeys

The #1 must-do activity this summer!

PLEASE NOTE: You are unable to make a Bike Hire reservation online within 24 hours of the beginning of your hire.  

Highlands and Trail Journeys have teamed up to bring you Central Otago’s best E-Bike experience.  Trail Journeys’ new Cromwell base is located at Highlands, just off the new Lake Dunstan trail which means that you’ll be able to pick up your e-bike and explore, while enjoying the other offers in store at Highlands.  As an exclusive bonus, EVERY bike hire includes access to the World Class 4.2km circuit at Highlands*.

Whether it’s riding around the Highlands race track, enjoying world class food and wine at the vineyards of Bannockburn or venturing as far as Smiths Way, via Old Cromwell, our three bike hire options have you covered.

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*Terms and conditions apply

Lake Dunstan Trail - One Way

$70 - $140
Per Person

Cycle the newest and most scenic trail in New Zealand from Highlands to Clyde.

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Packed Lunch Options Available

$70 Standard Bike; $140 e-Bike

PLEASE NOTE:
This pricing does not include return transport from Clyde to Highlands.  Transport is available at an additional cost. 
If you are planning on completing a return journey via e-Bike (Highlands – Clyde – Highlands), please note that depending on how often you are using the e-Bike power on your bike, the battery may not last for the entire journey.  The battery may run out on the return leg and you will need to use your human power to bring yourself home.

 

Central Otago is home to New Zealand’s newest and most scenic cycle trail.

Pick up your bike from Highlands and set off through the vineyards of Bannockburn before hitting the new trail as it weaves it’s way around the shores of Lake Dunstan.

Once you arrive at Clyde, make your way to the Trail Journeys depot to drop off your bikes.  The Trail Journeys team will take care of getting your bikes back to the Highlands depot. If you require transport back to Cromwell, the team can also assist with this as well (additional charges apply).

Your hire is a full day bike hire so you can take your time and stop along the trail to really enjoy the majestic scenery.

  • Bookings essential.
  • Includes full day bike hire, helmet, carrier bag (if required) and bike relocation back to Highlands.
  • Transport back to Highlands from Trail Journeys Clyde depot is available at an additional cost of $20 per person.
  • If you have your own bike and require personal bike transport back to Highlands from Trail Journeys Clyde depot it is $80 per person and/or bike.
  • Please note, hired bikes are not to be relocated back to Highlands using personal transport.
  • Check in 15 minutes before your booking time.
  • Highlands Cafe is open for all your refreshments from 9am.
  • All Bike Hire customers also receive a 50% discount on Museum entry and a 10% discount on all other Highlands activities.

Transport – Clyde to Highlands 

  • If you book transport from Clyde to Highlands at the end of your Bike Hire, this will depart from Clyde at 5pm.  If you arrive at the Trail Journeys depot before this time, you will be able to take in the sights and enjoy the historic charm of Clyde before departing back to Highlands.

Parking on arrival at Highlands 

  • For all bike hires, when arriving at Highlands, please park your vehicle in the first car park off Sandflat Road. Please park here to ensure that you are able to access your vehicle at the end of your Bike Hire.

Packed Lunch Options

Option 1 – Ham Foccacia Roll with mixed salad, piece of fruit, bag of chips, bottle of water and full size muffin.

Option 2 – Chicken and salad wrap, piece of fruit, cheese & crackers, bottle of fizz and a sweet slice.

Option 3 – Roast Chicken with salad and balsamic vinaigrette, piece of fruit, cheese & crackers, and a bottle of water.

  • $20 per person
  • Must be ordered 24 hours in advance
  • Pick up from the Highlands Cafe on the morning of your hire

The Power Hour

$19 - $39
Per Person

(Only available between 1st October – 30th April)

The only way you can access the 4.2km Highlands track by cycle.

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$19 Standard Bike; $39 e-Bike

This is your ticket to exclusive, at your own pace access to the scenic Highlands Track.  The quiet and tranquility of the Highlands track in the morning is unparalleled and you will marvel at the beauty of this magical place that is usually bustling with the sounds of speed!

The track is exclusively yours to spend as much time on during the hour as you like.  Do one lap or 10, take a scenic lap – stopping to take pictures from vantage points that the public usually do not have access to, or put your pedal power to the test to record your fastest lap time.

  • Cycle the 4.2km Highlands Track
  • Operates from 9am – 10am daily – bookings required
  • Includes bike hire, helmet and carrier bag (if required)
  • Check in 15 minutes before your booking time
  • Highlands Cafe is open for all your refreshments from 9am
  • All Bike Hire customers also receive a 50% discount on Museum entry and a 10% discount on all other Highlands activities

Half Day Hire

$29 - $69
Per Person

(Only available between 1st October – 30th April)

Perfect for weaving your way around Lake Dunstan into Old Cromwell and beyond.

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Packed Lunch Options Available

$29 Standard Bike; $69 e-Bike

  • If you are planning to do the new Lake Dunstan Trail, please note that if you book this Half Day Hire option, you are required to return the bikes back to Highlands.  This hire price does not include bike relocation back to Highlands nor transport from Clyde to Cromwell.
  • Includes all hires up to 3.5 hours.
  • Hire your bikes from 9am to include exclusive access to the Highlands Track during The Power Hour!
  • Includes bike hire, helmet and carrier bag (if required)
  • Bikes MUST be returned to Highlands.
  • Please note, hired bikes are not to be relocated back to Highlands using personal transport.
  • Check in 15 minutes before your booking time
  • Highlands Cafe is open for all your refreshments from 9am
  • All Bike Hire customers also receive a 50% discount on Museum entry and a 10% discount on all other Highlands activities
  • All hires from 1pm must return bikes to Highlands by 4.30pm.
  • All Bikes must be returned to Highlands at the end of the hire.

Parking on arrival at Highlands 

  • For all bike hires, when arriving at Highlands, please park your vehicle in the first car park off Sandflat Road. Please park here to ensure that you are able to access your vehicle at the end of your Bike Hire.

Packed Lunch Options

Option 1 – Ham Foccacia Roll with mixed salad, piece of fruit, bag of chips, bottle of water and full size muffin.

Option 2 – Chicken and salad wrap, piece of fruit, cheese & crackers, bottle of fizz and a sweet slice.

Option 3 – Roast Chicken with salad and balsamic vinaigrette, piece of fruit, cheese & crackers, and a bottle of water.

  • $20 per person
  • Must be ordered 24 hours in advance
  • Pick up from the Highlands Cafe on the morning of your hire

Full Day Hire

$39 - $99
Per Person

Enjoy the local trails all the way out to Pisa Moorings and Smiths Way!

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Packed Lunch Options Available

$39 Standard Bike; $99 e-Bike

  • Please do not use this booking option if you wish to ride the Lake Dunstan Trail, this option is intended for riding in and around Cromwell and Bannnockburn only. You are required to return the bikes back to Highlands. 
  • Hire anytime from 9am – all hires over 3.5 hours are charged at the full day rate
  • Bike hires that start at 9am include exclusive access to the Highlands Track during The Power Hour! (Power Hour only available between 1st October – 30th April)
  • Includes bike hire, helmet and carrier bag (if required)
  • Please note, hired bikes are not to be relocated back to Highlands using personal transport.
  • Check in 15 minutes before your booking time
  • Bikes must be returned to Highlands by 4.30pm.
  • All Bikes must be returned to Highlands at the end of the hire.
  • Highlands Cafe is open for all your refreshments from 9am
  • All Bike Hire customers also receive a 50% discount on Museum entry and a 10% discount on all other Highlands activities.

Parking on arrival at Highlands 

  • For all bike hires, when arriving at Highlands, please park your vehicle in the first car park off Sandflat Road. Please park here to ensure that you are able to access your vehicle at the end of your Bike Hire.

Packed Lunch Options

Option 1 – Ham Foccacia Roll with mixed salad, piece of fruit, bag of chips, bottle of water and full size muffin.

Option 2 – Chicken and salad wrap, piece of fruit, cheese & crackers, bottle of fizz and a sweet slice.

Option 3 – Roast Chicken with salad and balsamic vinaigrette, piece of fruit, cheese & crackers, and a bottle of water.

  • $20 per person
  • Must be ordered 24 hours in advance
  • Pick up from the Highlands Cafe on the morning of your hire