Lake 2 Lake (Te Anau to Manapouri) Cycle Trail

Guaranteed to bring a smile to your face


A half day trail ride along the Lake 2 Lake cycle trail. Grade 1 - 2. Arguably the most beautiful and scenic bike trail in New Zealand.

The scenic bike trail runs along the Waiau river between Te Anau to Manapouri and is suitable for families and riders of all skill levels! Getting transport to the end of the trail, or part way along gives you freedom to head back to Te Anau at your own pace. This allows time to explore the beauty of the area and stop for plenty of photos (you'll want to take lots!!). The Waiau River is world famous and renowned for its breath-taking scenery, bird-song, trout fishing and much more.

  • 30km from Manapouri back to Wild Rides HQ in Te Anau.
  • 20km from Balloon Loop to Wild Rides HQ in Te Anau.
  • Allow up to 5 hours from Manapouri.
  • Allow up to 4 hours from Balloon Loop.
  • Grade 1 - 2. Suitable for all skill levels.
  • Moderate fitness required. There are rolling hills along the trail that will give you a workout if using a standard bike. 
  • If fitness may be a concern we recommend upgrading to an electric bike.
  • Electric bikes and mountain bikes available.
  • You can pre-book a picnic lunch to take with you.
  • Please note there is a 3.5km stretch of trail that is yet to be completed and there is a diversion on the road. For more details please see the map at the top of the page.
Lake 2 Lake Cycle Trail Bike Fiordland

Rental bike and transport. $78 per person.
Upgrade to an electric bike for $40 per person (Highly recommended)
Add a picnic lunch for $25 per person.

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Be sure to bring:

  • Day bag
  • Water
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Shorts, Tshirt
  • Windbreaker jacket
  • Sunglasses

Please arrive 20 to 30mins prior to your scheduled start time.

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For More information about the Lake 2 Lake Cyclle Trail, or to make a donation, please visit the Trails Trust website.

0151 Wild Rides Trails Map A4 FINAL WEB

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