Dunedin is a fantastic city for cycling. Otago Peninsula
has twice been named one of the top ten rides in the
world by Lonely Planet guide. It has a network of
dedicated cycle lanes and shared pedestrian and cycle
paths, as well as a multitude of off-road tracks.
The Harbour roads and cycleways provide flat riding
and beautiful scenery for commuters and recreational
riders alike. The hills and bays around the city and on
the Peninsula provide ample opportunity for riding, at
all levels of difficulty, against a stunning backdrop of
hill, Harbour and coastal scenery. 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. Many popular Dunedin attractions
are easily accessible via the cycle routes.
For those who like getting off-road, Dunedin also offers plenty of
excellent mountain biking for all skill levels and through all sorts of
country, from mountains to bush, coastline to inner city off-road tracks.
A series of pamphlets issued by the DCC community recreation
services offers a good description of the mountain biking tracks that
are available for the recreational cyclist and those who like an exciting
challenge. Most tracks are close to the centre of town in the ‘green belt’
and are easily accessible from town.
Mountain Bike Tracks in Dunedin City