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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 791 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

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 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 11 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 2 weeks ago

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 10 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 5 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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 July 2017

I have cycled the Otago Rail Trail twice - one in December & then again in March. March was with a group of 25 people that I had organised to do as fundraiser. Shebikeshebikes were absolutely phenomenal to work with in organising such a large...More

1  Thank Hilary R
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Hilary Thanks for your feedback. We are delighted to hear you are a regular rail trailer. We would love to receive pictures of your trips/future trips email facilitator@otagocentralrailtrail.co.nz. It's great that you have received such professional service. Kind regards The Otago Central Rail Trail...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017

Mid March 2017 was a great choice for settled weather with lovely warm days and cool evenings, perfect for riding the C.O.R.T. We chose shebikeshebikes as our provider and were more than happy with their highly professional service. The bikes were new Comfort models and...More

Thank Graham A
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Graham Thanks for your recommendation of both Shebikeshebikes and Otago Central Rail Trail. We are delighted you had a great time and received professional service. Kind regards The Otago Central Rail Trail Team

Reviewed 24 June 2017

This was a great experience and Shebikeshebikes are an excellent company to deal with. They were if great assistance in helping plan the trip and their support during the rail trail made this a great holiday. I travelled on my own in March this year...More

Thank fox_102014
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for submitting your feedback we are delighted you had a great experience and received professional service from shebikeshebikes! It's great that you are inspired to visit other trails in the region Best wishes 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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