New Electric Bikes for Lakestone Lodge
The Alps2Ocean cycle trail is the reason why we (the Bacchus family) chose Lake Pukaki as the location to build Lakestone Lodge. We absolutely love the cycle trail and are keen sponsors of it.
The idea of cycling 300+ kilometres isn’t what most people consider fun, even over multiple days, but luckily an evolution has happened with the introduction of E-bikes. This has made cycling more fun and accessible to a broader range of people. Now previously unimaginable distances and hill climbs have become achievable for most people.
As a keen cyclist I was sceptical as to whether I would like them but from the first ride I was sold. You can still put as much effort in as you like and can still easily work up a sweat on an e-bike if you like, you just go further and faster than you would on a regular bike. They are also a great equaliser between couples where one is a passionate cyclist and the other not so keen. With the reluctant cyclist on an E-bike they can both cruise at the same speed.
Lakestone Lodge has just purchased a fleet of top of the line Melo Yelo E-bikes which are designed by kiwis for NZ cycle trails like the Alps2Ocean. They have a very comfy setup as well as powerful motors and the biggest batteries commonly available on E-bikes which will have no problems doing our favourite Twizel loop (40km) or a ride from/to Mt Cook (63km), Tekapo (43km) or Lake Ohau (53km) on the trail.
We can organise shuttles as well as luggage transfers to the next hotel.
Due to the cost of E-bikes we do hire them out at $60 per half day or $100 per whole day.
Lakestone Lodge also have a fleet of 6 good quality Specialized mountain bikes which are free to use around the shores of Lake Pukaki on the Alps2Ocean Cycle Trail (there is a small cost for full day use).
Talk to us about your Alps2Ocean plans.
We stayed for two nights at Lakestone Lodge on the Cosy Couples package. The location is stunning, room very comfortable with incredible views, the food was outstanding and the massage was one of the best I've ever had. Even though our stay was only for two nights, we felt the stresses of...
Debbie - NZ
A few days ago we treated ourselves to 2 nights at this luxurious little lodge (it only has 6 guest rooms) We chose it as a relaxing base from which we could access sections of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail & various walks. The location is stunning and the food, thoughtfully prepared by Chef,...
Sally A, Wanaka, New Zealand
As soon as you walk through the doors of Lakestone lodge it becomes a haven of relaxation. Mike and Anna and their team are so welcoming and friendly ensuring they care for your every need. The lodge and rooms are stunning and oh so comfortable, the food is divine and our massages were the best...
We have stayed here a few times now, and it still exceeds expectations each time. The location of course is one of the most special places in all of NZ. The quality of the rooms and little design touches are special highlights. And then to top it all the welcoming and friendly service...
We had the most amazing experience at Lakestone Lodge. We can’t find fault with anything! We highly rate the food, service, hospitality, comfort and attention to detail! We are truly lucky to have had the chance to stay here!
A group of tired cyclists arrive wet and cold. We are met by a very charming host, Mike, and shown to our lovely rooms, with beautiful views over turquoise Lake Pukaki. A rabbit runs by, pursued by a cat. There is tea and coffee, cupcakes, biscotti and fruit. Cocktails in the lounge are followed...
AucklandTraveller, Christchurch, New Zealand
A stay at Lakestone Lodge was our reward for the grind of 2020. The accommodation and food were superb, and the hosts were friendly, attentive and well informed. The star of the show is the location – the lodge discreetly tucked away on a ridge above the road, away from other travellers...
Had a wonderful stay here, we were all well looked after from the moment we arrived. Hospitality is incredible, Izzy is lovely and warm natured. The private rooms look out onto Mt Cook and Lake Pukaki! Food is Devine. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.