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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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“tiger hill” (34 reviews)
“side trips” (29 reviews)
“days cycling” (17 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were a group of six friends in our mid to late 60s who had Cycle Surgery to efficiently organise our trip. The organisation couldn’t be faulted. Our bikes were very comfortable step through ones (we didn’t use e bikes) which were great with all...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Booking this trip with Bike It Now could't have been easier, whilst we had issues with travel delays due to weather, they pulled out all the stops to get some of our party caught up to the rest of us. The accomodation was superb and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Thanks to Bike it Now we had the best experience ever, on the five day Otago Rail Trail. It was nicely challenging for our group of pudgy, none exercising 50 year olds, and the scenery was incredible. Whether cycling the whole trail, or sections of...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Fabulous Time in Central Otago From the time the ‘Bike it Now’ Shuttle picked us up from the Queenstown Airport to stepping off the Taeri Gorge Scenic Train 6 days later, it was fantastic. Thank you very much to Fletch and her team for a...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked our trip through Bike It Now! We had an amazing adventure over 5 days / 4 nights. Easy well maintained track, lots of interesting towns, fabulous to mix with the locals, eat local food. Every corner we turned was just 'WOW', amazing scenery...More

Thank Carol R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three days thats all you need to get this done. Easy well maintained track. Lots of interesting little places on the way and overnite. I should have done it sooner.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did it in 3 days / 2 nights very comfortable - perhaps could have done one night / two days. Bike it Now were a great company I have used them twice in last 6 months - great service, bikes and well organised.

Thank David H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family, grandparents, parents, and 2 children, just spent 2 days cycling on the Otago rail trail; not the whole trail but half. We booked through Trail Journeys in Middlemarch, who are amazingly organised and efficient, can't thank them enough. We stayed 2 nights on...More

Thank Dave M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Otago rail trail is a wonderful user friendly trip which is a must do experience. From fantastic scenery, cafes, accommodation and meeting other people. We used an awesome company called Bike It Now that made the trip so smooth and enjoyable.

Thank Catherine L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time on the rail Trail the views were amazing and the up keep of the track was really good. We had E-Bikes and these were fun and ,We booked with Bike it Now and they were amazing to deal with.This is...More

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If you stay at Peter's farm near Hyde you can access the rivier on his property. Its a lovely spot to stay and the river was warm in November so March would be perfect.
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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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Response from MarkTwainNZ | Reviewed this property |
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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