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Otago Central Rail Trail

| Alexandra, 9340, New Zealand
+64 3-447 3271
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Otago Central Rail Trail Bike Tour
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The Otago Central Rail Trail - New Zealand's Original Great Ride. Open all year round this cycleway takes you through 152kms of remarkable Central Otago landscape away from roads and vehicles, yet never far from the next town. Whether you start from Clyde or Middlemarch, the wide easy gradient is suitable for riders, walkers and cyclists of all ages. You may choose to go solo, or share the experience with friends, either way it's a trail of discovery best enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Discover historic villages, enjoy local food and drink and the famous southern hospitality. As you travel through this untamed natural environment there is plenty to explore on and off the trail. Don't miss this 'must do' experience.
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Hours Today: 06:00 - 23:59
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Alexandra, 9340, New Zealand
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+64 3-447 3271
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1 - 10 of 794 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

For an unfit "older person" there is still a way to join in and cycle 55 k taking in the most amazing views and stops along the way at great places for refreshments. I had an electric bike which made the whole thing very easy....More

1  Thank soonew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the rail trail over 4 nights, 5 days. Shebikeshebikes had everything so well organised. The accommodation was fantastic, the people were friendly and every time we got to our accommodation our bags were waiting for us. The scenery was beautiful and the weather...More

Thank Vikki N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I (both 26) biked the Rail Trail in 3 days and 2 nights. The scenery was absolutely amazing, filled with snippets about NZ's "gold rush." After a long day's journey there was nothing better than arriving at the accommodation with our bags...More

1  Thank aimskey89
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our road trip around the south island we squeezed in a morning on the trail and I'm so glad we did. We stayed in Cromwell, left our AirBnB at 7:45am, arrived to shebikeshebikes at 8:30am and did a 13km/16mi out and back ride from...More

Thank Colleen S
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We were able to spend an amazing 5 days cycling the trail with our family including two grandsons. We found that we could enjoy the riding each day and know we were staying at comfortable accommodation that was already booked. My husband and I wanted...More

Thank CarolandNigel
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for your feedback and recommendation. Your family trip sounds really special with enough time to enjoy exploring the area too. We hope to see you back Kind regards The Otago Central Rail Trail Team

Reviewed 20 July 2017

My wife and I (both in our 50's) spent 5 days on the Central Otago rail trail during just after Easter and cannot speak highly enough of the trail and Shebikeshebikes. We experienced fantastic weather and were prepared for the scenery as we had driven...More

1  Thank Richard L
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for your feedback we are delighted you had a wonderful time with great service. We appreciate you recommending a rail trail adventure. Kind regards The Otago Central Rail Trail Team

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I found the rail trail to be beyond my expectations. It was a great 5 days of beautiful scenery, pleasant and sometimes excellent accommodation, food and meeting great people along the way. I would recommend this activity of cycling this beautiful trail to anyone who...More

Thank Deborah P
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Hi Deborah Thanks for your feedback about your rail trail adventure we are thrilled you enjoyed and are keen to come back. Awesome! Kind regards The Otago Central Rail Trail Team

Reviewed 11 July 2017

our family of keen cyclists (4 with 2 kids of 12 and 10) had a great 5 day bike trek. Well maintained mountain bikes with puncture kits and bike computers were provided, as well as organised accomodation , side tours and meal arrangements. Transport from...More

Thank Cathy J
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you Cathy J for your review. Sounds like you had quite an adventure with the family. Pleased you had a great time and are keen to come back one day :) Kind regards The Otago Central Rail Trail Team

Reviewed 6 July 2017

A group of 4 of us (all over 60) did this on early April 2017. All the bikes, accommodation and luggage transport was organised by Shebikeshbikes and it worked perfectly with absolutely no fuss. They were a great company who helped us plan the whole...More

Thank 122jamie
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thanks Jamie for your feedback about your rail trail holiday. Some great advice there like the gel seats recommendation. It's great you had great service and a wonderful time. Kind regards The Otago Central Rail Trail Team

Reviewed 6 July 2017

We cycled the Otago Rail trail from Middlemarch to Clyde in April (there were 4 of us) and Shebikeshebikes organised our itinerary - they were fantastic! Kept us well informed, booked bikes, meals, pick ups, and they were fantastic to deal with and provided exceptional...More

Thank Sharon J
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Hi Sharon Thank you for your feedback about your rail trail holiday. It wonderful that you had such a great time and high quality service. Thanks for recommending our Operators and trail. Kind regards The Otago Central Rail Trail Team

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Response from Colin H | Reviewed this property |
We found the company shebikeshebikes. excellent to communicate with. It is a small family company, and they will provide suggestions and costings to ensure you have a great stress free ride. We found the ride going from... More
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November is Spring. It's very variable then, we found late summer or autumn is most settled we have found. But we have done it in October and we had great weather so it's bit of luck what weather you get. Rainfall tends to... More
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