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The Gate CRomwell

The Lake Dunstan Cycle Trail

Exploring Lake Dunstan Cycle Trail: A Gem from The Gate's Perspective

Nestled in the heart of Cromwell, The Gate is your perfect base for exploring one of NZ's biggest cycling attractions - the Lake Dunstan Trail. Recognised as one of New Zealand's 'Great Rides' the trail is a must do for cyclists staying in the area. With Bike It Now conveniently located on-site at The Gate, guests can seamlessly transition from a cozy stay to their cycling adventure- all within the comfort of their hotel.

Why Lake Dunstan Cycle Trail is a Must-Experience

Stretching between Cromwell and Clyde, the Lake Dustan Cycle Trail offers cyclists a chance to explore the raw beauty of our Central Otago landscape. Experience historical gold-mining sites, an array of sun-soaked vineyards, the stunning blue waters of Lake Dunstan- all from your bike. Whether it's for the thrill of the ride or the allure of history, this trail promises an unforgettable cycling experience for everyone.

The Perfect Start: The Gate

Here at the Gate, we are your gateway to adventure. Offering comfortable and well-appointed rooms, guests can enjoy a peaceful night's sleep before embarking on their journey. The convenience of having Bike It Now on-site means that access to high-quality bikes and expert service are just a few steps away. Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or a casual rider, the Bike It Now team will pair you with the perfect bike suited for your skill level.

Seamless Adventure: From Room to Trail

Imagine waking up, enjoying a hearty breakfast at Forage, and then hopping onto your bike to hit the trail. The trail’s proximity means you can start your adventure whenever you’re ready, without the hassle of long drives or tricky transportation. It’s an unparalleled convenience that makes The Gate the top choice for tourists looking to experience the trail. If you are joining us after your ride then the Five Stags Cromwell is the spot for the celebratory drink and refuel, after the big day of cycling.

What to Expect Along the Way

The Lake Dunstan Trail is as diverse as it is beautiful. Along the way, you'll encounter engineering marvels like the Clyde Dam, suspensions bridges, and panoramic lookouts with jaw-dropping views. The trail is well-maintained and suitable for a wide range of fitness levels, talk to the bike it now team about if you will need an ebike to help your journey. Bike It Now also pride themselves on offering a wide range of bikes for everyone's skill level - from ebikes to mountain cycles.

Concluding Your Day

After a day spent exploring the trail, returning to The Gate feels like coming home. Guests can relax and rejuvenate in the comfort of our cozy rooms, and enjoy a hearty meal at our on-site Five Stags Restaurant. The sense of accomplishment, combined with our local hospitality at The Gate, makes for a perfectly rounded experience.