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Off The Rails Cycle Tours

32 Charlemont Street, Ranfurly 9332, New Zealand
+64 800 633 7245
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Saddle Up And Head On Out!

My daughter and I did the 4 day tour in January 2016. From the moment Sam picked us up from... read more

Reviewed February 9, 2016
Fourkiwis
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New Zealand
Wow, great trip, great hosts, great extras - nothing too much trouble

Six of us, all over 60 from across the ditch were hosted by Nick and his team early in January... read more

Reviewed February 1, 2016
hmg354
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Darwin, Australia
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Cycle the Otago Central Rail Trail in comfort. Our fully supported 4 day / 3 night cycling packages feature front suspension mountain bikes, helmet & waterproof panniers, our own superior heritage accommodation in Ranfurly, continental breakfast & afternoon tea, personalised transport & optional sightseeing excursions, all tailored for your comfort and enjoyment. Departures from Sept to May. Customised itineraries, stand alone accommodation, mountain bike hire and transfers also available.
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32 Charlemont Street, Ranfurly 9332, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 9, 2016

My daughter and I did the 4 day tour in January 2016. From the moment Sam picked us up from Queenstown I enjoyed every minute of it, even the 27km biking in the wind, rain and cold! The scenery was spectacular in parts and I...More

Thank Fourkiwis
Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2016

Sorry that we could not manage better weather! We are delighted that you enjoyed your trip and thank you for your positive review.

Reviewed February 1, 2016

Six of us, all over 60 from across the ditch were hosted by Nick and his team early in January. The 4 day trip staying in Ranfurly with evening excursions to historical villages near by and pub dinners was just the best. Nothing was too...More

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Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2016

Wow, thanks for the great review - always good to hear from satisfied customers!

Reviewed January 21, 2016

I had a fabulous time riding and great hosts made it seamless and so easy to relax and enjoy the awesome scenery. Especially enjoyed the side trips to those "historic places" aka the pubs for dinner. There is so much to see and enjoy in...More

Thank TRICIA_L_G
Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2016

Thanks for your post. We also do trips on the Clutha Gold and Roxburgh Gorge trails and would love to host you again in the future.

Reviewed January 17, 2016

We did the 4 day trip, traveling as a group of 4, and had a great time. The weather was perfect in day 1, but didn't stay that way and we struggled through 30km after lunch in the rain on day 2, but even that...More

Thank Georgiethe
Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2016

Thanks very much for this review. I'll pass on your regards and comments to both Sam and Judy. I am pleased that you had a good time.

Reviewed January 11, 2016

Have just completed a 3 day cycle trip with Off The Rails and it was brilliant. My family were all a bit sceptical given some previous holiday 'experiences' I have organised but we all agreed it was fantastic. When we informed Nick that we would...More

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Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2016

Hi and thanks for your review. We definitely appreciate your great feedback. Sam and Judy also send their regards. We pride ourselves on being flexible and going the extra mile when needed. Your comments give us confidence that we are on the right track and...More

Reviewed January 8, 2016

In Dec 2015 we rode the 150km Otago rail trail in NZ over 4 days with the help of Off The Rails. The rail trail is a fantastic experience and full of stunning scenery including some of the Lord of The Rings film movie scenery....More

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Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2016

Hi and thanks for your endorsement. We enjoy hosting families and are so glad you had a good time.

Reviewed January 2, 2016

We were lucky enough to be on this cycle tour with Sam our very patient and helpful driver. What a wonderful experience we all had! Travelling as a group of 7 with my parents in their 70's Sam went out of his way to help...More

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Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2016

Thanks very much for your review Vicki. Your kind comments are appreciated. I'll pass your comments on to the team.

Reviewed January 1, 2016

We rented our bikes from another outfit to do the rail trail independently. They did a great job, but on the last leg of our journey my son was sick and really couldn't go on. We bumped into an "Off the Rails" group in Hyde...More

Thank LMCG20132014
Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2016

No problem at all. We hope your son had a speedy recovery.

Reviewed December 22, 2015

Thanks to Off the Rails for an awesome cycle experience! Nick, Sam and Judy made the 4 Day journey a most easy, accessible and pleasurable bike holiday. Their knowledge of the Otago Central Rail Trail and its conditions was very useful. I also loved their...More

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Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2016

Thanks Julian, The Taieri Gorge railway certainly is a great trip. We are glad that you enjoyed you time with us.

Reviewed December 17, 2015

It was far more than a supported cycle tour. Nick arranged many other things that interested us and even altered the itinerary on the run. We come away knowing and experiencing much about that beautiful place called Central Otago

Thank becauseisaidso2015
Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2015

Thanks very much for your post. Central Otago certainly is a beautiful place with a great history and it was our pleasure to share it with you.

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