Dunedin is a mountain biker’s playground and single track trails can be found in every direction. The summer climate is perfect for mountain biking, with mild temperatures and a late setting sun. MTB Otago have excellent information on all of Dunedin’s mountain biking tracks.
Dunedin is a fantastic city for cycling. A compact layout and a flat run all the way from the top of North East Valley through to South Dunedin and St Clair beach, or around the Harbour, make Dunedin easy to get around by bike.
The Harbour provides flat riding and beautiful scenery for commuters and recreational riders alike, while the hills and bays around the city and on the Peninsula provide ample opportunity for riding, at all levels of difficulty, set against a stunning backdrop of hill, Harbour, and coastal scenery.
Our network of dedicated cycle lanes, shared pedestrian and cycling paths, and some of the popular cycling routes into and out of the city are described here to help you get around safely and enjoyably.
The Otago Central Rail Trail is a 150-kilometre walking, cycling and horse riding track in the South Island of New Zealand. The trail runs in an arc between Middlemarch and Clyde, along the route of the former Otago Central Railway. This is a very popular trail and accommodation should be booked well in advance, ask the i-Site Visitor Centre to help you!
Find all the best places to cycle around the Dunedin and wider Otago region with a guide.