Cycling On and Off Road
Big thrills on endless single track. Big air in the jump park. Big smiles on scenic family cruises.
Road racers love the undulations around Lake Wanaka but even they come back to slow down and take in the scenery. It’s the same with mountain bikers as the region deals out thrills and spectacle in equal measure.
A dedicated network is ideal for family trips from Glendhu Bay to Lake Hawea or Luggate without too much exertion and to enjoy a great lunch into the bargain.
In the single track stakes Deans Bank stands ready to be thoroughly caned or explored with attitude along a dozen kilometres of switchbacks, rolling sprints and cornering around sweeping berms.
And once you've left the summit of Sticky Forest you can choose your route down and decide whether to admire the stately pines or blast them into a peripheral blur.
Urban thrills come courtesy of the town centre Lismore jump-park but of course, in a place surrounded by epic mountains fat-tyre riders could spend a lifetime finding new ways to master their craft on totally natural tracks. And many do...
Lake Wanaka. Biking’s in our nature. Join the revolution.
Mountain biking Deans Bank Lake Wanaka, New Zealand.mov
The Lake Wanaka region of New Zealand is renowned as one of the upcoming mountain bike hot spots of the world, with over 500km of tracks on offer. Justin Leov rides the Deans Bank trail, in Wanaka, New Zealand on a beautiful Autumn day. The trail is a 12km loop (approx 45 mins) accessible to riders of all abilities with incredible views of the surrounding mountain amphitheatre and into New Zealand's largest river - the mighty Clutha.