The most popular option when renting a bike from us. An easy (and flat!) ride suitable for all levels of rider, this trail leads out to Pencarrow Head with lakes and lighthouses to check out (see EXP1 map) and stunning views of the Kaikoura Ranges.
Note the trail can have sand and debris washed across it in some areas after heavy storms - it is usually still rideable, but off-road tyres are recommended for this reason.
DISTANCE FROM THE BIKE SHED TO:
Picnic Area 2.6km
Alternate Lighthouse Trail 6.2km
Easy Lighthouse Trail 7.9km
Composition hard-packed gravel 96%, sealed road 2%, soft sand 2%
Highest Point 5m
Lowest Point 2m
Net Gain n/a
Bike any off-road bike - hybrid or mountain - nothing fancy required.
Tyres off-road, width > 2.0". Always take a pump and a spare tube so that you can vary the tyre pressure to suit the conditions, and be covered in case of puncture.
Clothing dress to the conditions (usually shorts and tshirt with a jersey in reserve, though you may wish to take thermals as well), and always take a light jacket. Closed shoes recommended.
AMENITIES / SERVICES
Cellphones intermittent coverage with all providers
Toilets public toilets 150m north of The Bike Shed, nothing after that
Food The Bike Shed has snacks and drinks for sale.
Water bottled water available at The Bike Shed, no public water supply in the area.