Mountain Biking & Cycling

The High Country scenery and terrain around the Lodge provides excellent opportunities for both mountain biking and road cycling.

Mountain Biking

See the hills, braided river beds, Lake Coleridge and other alpine lakes on two wheels. There are a range of mountain biking rides in the area and we can point you in the right direction.

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From our doorstep you’ll find quiet, unsealed back-country roads leading to spectacular vistas.

For those who want it, there is plenty of more challenging terrain nearby and in the wider area. Start by checking out information on the Department of Conservation website, the Methven Information Centre website and information about Mt Hutt downhill trails.

We’re also a destination for organised mountain bike tours. Check out PureTrails New Zealand or Nature’s Highway New Zealand for more information.

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Road Cycling

Being surrounded by quiet country roads, both sealed and unsealed, the area offers plenty of terrain for road cycling.

A popular ride for road cyclists is between the town of Methven and Lake Coleridge Village. For people doing this ride from Methven as a day trip and wanting to stop at the Lodge for lunch or light refreshments, we advise you to phone to check our availability in advance.

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