Podium Experiences offers cycle escapes for the recreational and serious rider. These escapes include accommodation, nutritious meals and technical tips from professionals in the business.
Some of the notable cycling weekend experiences and trails we recommend include:
- Te Awa River Ride
- Te Miro Mountain Bike Park
- Waikato River Trails
- and scenic and undulating road cycling that is considered by many to be some of the best in the country.
Look out for our next Cycle Escape dates, to be released soon!
Cambridge has incredible cycling facilities, boutique shopping, scenic nature walks and wonderful cafes. It is also close to tourist attractions such as Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton and Hamilton Gardens.
Let us put together a personalised package for you with your accommodation and choice of activities.
Building you an individualised itinerary you have the choice to pick from the following activities:
- Cycling Trails - choose from a number of our regions famed cycling trails
- Jet-boating - an exciting jet-boating experience with Camjet along the Mighty Waikato River
- Maungatautari Walking Tour - a guided walking tour through ancient forest and wetlands
- Avantidrome - a ‘have-a-go’ session to learn how to ride a track bike
- Hobbiton Movie Set Tour - enjoy a guided tour of the renowned farmland and movie set
We provide a variety of world-renowned activities to choose from so that you can experience Cambridge and the Waikato region the way you want to.
Refreshing and charming, our wellness package provides an ideal getaway for couples or a girls weekend.
In this getaway package, you will have a relaxing weekend, which includes accommodation and:
Te Awa River ride – experience what Cambridge is famous for; cycling
Massage and float clinic – helping you with stress, anxiety, pain and sleep*
Clean-eating cooking class – learn from an Olympian nutritionist how to cook healthy food*
Lake Te Koutu walk – enjoy a relaxing 1km walk around the lake
Yoga session – take part in a dynamic yoga class to promote wellness
Maungatautari walking tour – experience a New Zealand sanctuary with a wellness walk
*Please note you have a choice of either a massage (couples) or a cooking class (groups)
E-bike and Trail Bike Hire
If you are travelling to Cambridge and would like to explore the cycle trails we have a variety of bikes you can hire – from self-powered to E bikes.
For a fun and active cycling weekend or trip, hire an e-bike and have a leisurely roam around to explore our quaint town.
Or, if you’re looking for a more thrilling experience, hire a trail bike and take to the track; choosing from one of our region’s many beloved trails!
Podium Lodge has an 11-seater shuttle van with bike trailer available. Get in contact with us if you need transport for your cycle adventure.
Podium Performance Package
Our Podium performance packages are designed for greatness.
In this getaway – which includes accommodation and all meals – you will spend two days immersed with some of New Zealand’s top athletes, coaches and sporting experts.
Hearing from world-leading coaches and Olympic medalists you will:
- Learn tips and tricks on wellness and performance
- Have a full fitness and wellness assessment, leaving with a snapshot of your health
- Hit reset on your health and wellbeing goals
- Partake in exercises that help you reflect on and refocus your fitness outlook
- Gain insight on how to stay mentally and physically sharp
After attending our performance program, you’ll go home feeling uplifted and inspired.
Podium Performance Schools
The Podium Performance Schools programme is an immersion for young athletes into the environments of some of NZ’s top sporting performers.
Staying at the Podium Lodge in Cambridge, it is an authentic, informative, inspirational and FUN experience for those young athletes aiming to be the best they can be – on and off the sportsfield.
What will they get out of it:
- Inspiration, information and empowerment for young sportspeople of any code
- Practical and real learnings to take away for life in and out of sport
- Belief and better understanding of how to be the best they can be
- The opportunity to be fitness tested like a champion
We will only be running a very limited number of these programmes, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if your school group may be interested!
In need of a getaway?
Excited about the idea of a cycling weekend?
Give us a call, we’d love to hear from you!
Podium Boot Camps
We've got some great boot camps in the pipeline! We'll be making the most of our functional environment to bring you some full body workouts!