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Otago Central Rail Trail

| Alexandra, 9340, New Zealand
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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: 6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Alexandra, 9340, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What an awesome place! Our family did a one day ride from Auripo to Clyde which was close to 60km. The weather was hot at around 30 C but since most of the ride was downhill, it was easy. Favourite leg was via the river...More

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked our 4 day ride through Bike It Now. Their standard of bikes, accomodation and tips for the ride were superb. We were blessed with beautiful weather and each day rode approximately 40km through beautiful countryside with a night at Oliver’s in Clyde, Pitcher’s...More

Thank carmel r
Reviewed 1 week ago

A tremendous cycle ride on well maintained tracks good local accommodation and off track interests would highly recommend

Thank graham e
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you only have a couple of days....make sure you do the Poolburn Gorge. We hired our bikes with ShebikesHebikes at Omakau. Called in late afternoon to sort the bikes. Next day they were out waiting for our one day trip.We had planned to do...More

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

Thank you for your feedback pleased you had a great experience with shebikehebikes and enjoyed your trip along the trail with a swim to boot. We'd love to see you return sometime soon! Please feel free to follow us on facebook, instagram and share your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked our Rail Trail with TrailJourneys and they made everything so easy. We were greeted with a warm and genuine smile by a team member who was very friendly and thorough going through all the paperwork side of things, then onto our safety DVD, once...More

Thank mshel212
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback we are delighted you had a great experience with Trail Journeys. Please feel free to follow us on facebook, instagram and share your photos. Kind regards The Otago Central Rail Trail Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just finished the Central Otago Rail Trail for the second time and once again we cannot commend shebikeshebikes highly enough. They organised everything to perfection, and I will even give them credit for the weather – 25 degree sunny days and absolutely no...More

Thank MichR_1972
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your detailed review and we are delighted that its a return trip for you and we hope its not your last! Please feel free to follow us on facebook, instagram and share your photos. Kind regards The Otago Central Rail Trail Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We turned up in the early afternoon at Shebikeshebikes and were welcomed by the friendly staff. We wanted to do a short bike ride and so did the 34km return trip up to the gorge and tunnels. Loved it and had great fun. My wife...More

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

Thank you for your feedback pleased you enjoyed your short ride and hope you come back to cycle the whole trail sometime! Please feel free to follow us on facebook, instagram and share your photos. Kind regards The Otago Central Rail Trail Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We completed the Otago Rail Trail from Clyde to Middlemarch over 5 days in early October with our 14 and 12 year olds. The weather was fantastic - a bit nippy in the morning and a bit windy one of the days (bring a beanie...More

1  Thank L_To64
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your detailed feedback. We are delighted you had a great time on the trail, and tend to agree that the wide, flatish trail that is safe being mostly off road is great for families. That together with the villages along the way,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very disappointed with this bike rental company. It took almost 2 hours before we were dropped off at our starting point. We had to go to one location to fill out paperwork. We gave our size measurements ahead of time but still had...More

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

Hi sorry to hear you did not have good service at a certain bike company. Can I suggest you give them your feedback directly. Your feedback has come through to the Otago Central Rail Trail Trip Advisor page and we raise funds for the trail...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have ever ridden a bicycle this is the ride to do. The track is rough in places but there is no pain when travelling on comfort bikes. Don't let age be a barrier I did the ride with my 53 year young daughter...More

Thank KenyDe75
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow! Well done on completing the Otago Central Rail Trail, great to see that age is no barrier. Please feel free to follow us on facebook, instagram and share your photos. Kind regards The Otago Central Rail Trail Team

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jackbrown
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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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