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About Bike It Now!
Bike It Now! Has a vision of providing the highest quality service for those wanting to enjoy the cycling trails of the Central Otago, Southern Lakes and MacKenzie and Waitaki regions of New Zealand as part of their next holiday. They can provide for all your requirements from organising fully supported tours, self guided tours to dropping you off on a One Day Wonder on the Otago Central Rail Trail or Roxburgh Gorge. They will provide you with the latest Trek Roscoe 7's to complete these adventures on. They also have the latest European designed / manufactured Electric bikes for hire. To top it off, they have a retail bike shop which specialises in Avanti, Scott Trek and Merida bikes and accessories, this is supported by a full workshop. They specialise in door to door pickups and drop offs from Queenstown - removing all the worry.
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The Otago Central Rail Trail is the Original Great Ride in New Zealand's burgeoning Cycle Trails Network. This particular section of the trail is the most spectacular - it also suits travelers on a short time frame and a high level of fitness is not required.
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NZskichick wrote a review Nov 16
Portugal5 contributions
Thanks Fletch and your team for a great rail trail experience. You arranged accommodation, bikes and recommended great places to dine, all of which proved to be well worth the visit. The pre-commencement briefing was thorough and you thoughtfully added information that meant my husband, who was travelling by car as support crew, could easily meet up with my daughter and I and be part of the adventure
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Date of experience: November 2020
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tashindz wrote a review Nov 16
Auckland Central, New Zealand58 contributions17 helpful votes
TLDR: We had a wonderful experience with Bike It Now and wouldn't even consider booking via any other company for future bike trips in Otago. The entire booking experience was easy. Nothing was too much trouble, not even the myriad of questions we had. The pack list was very useful. The itinerary was clear and had everything we needed to know. Given the times we are in, it was great that our trip was refundable if that's what we needed. It started with Dave picking us up from our hotel in Queenstown, and driving us to Clyde. Dave was a wonderful tour guide and really, could have been anyone's uncle. He stopped to show us the sights along the way which was great as we hadn't been to Alexandra or Cromwell before. Once in Clyde, we were handed over to Fletch and Lisa at Bike It Now. Again, nothing was too much trouble - not even when we requested to change our bikes from step-through frames to MTB frames because we wanted to look cool! :) Fletch took us over the itinerary and shouted us hot drinks which was a lovely touch. The coffee and food recommendations all worked out very well. We took Fletch's suggestion and rode the river track out of Clyde and I can honestly say it was such an amazing section to ride! I highly recommend BIN and if we are ever doing another bike trip in Otago, we will go with them again. If you are thinking that all companies are equal - we heard a story of another company who got a group booking at a hotel for the wrong year so the group had to be split up for the night, another company didn't offer gel seats (which you will need) or inform the riders of the scenic River track out of Clyde. Little things I know, but we really appreciated them! Finally, the standard of bikes and gear couldn't have been better. Thanks Lisa, Fletch, Dave and the entire BIN team!! We'll see you again I'm sure.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Shirley Howard wrote a review Nov 11
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Hard to pick a favourite part of this trip, it was the highlight of our month down in the South Island. The Bike It Now team are amazing, nothing was a problem! Lois was awesome to deal with, both when I contacted the business initially and when we arrived, however everyone was super friendly and encouraging! Makes a BIG difference to a non cyclist like me... Accomodation arranged by them was perfect, tracks were awesome and the sights were totally worth it! Can't recommend them highly enough, thanks team!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Robyn H wrote a review Nov 8
Auckland, New Zealand28 contributions7 helpful votes
We did the 4 day/3 night Otago Rail Trail through Bike it Now! Lois was fantastic and organised us lovely accommodation along the trail and everything was seamless. We did the Curling in Naesby which is great fun, if you have the time, do it. The transfers we great (Andrew and Warren were great characters) and our briefing with Fletch was a perfect start to our holiday. A really neat trip, super well organised, thanks so much to all of the team at Bike it Now! the bikes are a great quality and the gel seat covers made it a comfy ride. We had one person Gluten Free on the trip and the breakfasts included were fantastic and all accommodated GF well.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Robyn P wrote a review Oct 2020
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We had a great time on the Otago rail trail thanks to the excellent organisation of our trip by Bike it now. Everything went smoothly from shuttles to suggested food stops to the lovely places we stayed each.night. Very happy to recommend Fletch and Bike it now.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Fletch126, Owner at Bike It Now!
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank for your comments. So pleased we helped arrange a great cycling adventure.
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