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Otago Central Rail Trail

| Alexandra, 9340, New Zealand
+64 3-447 3271
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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 February 18, 2016

The bikes we rented from Bike Surgery we heavy, slow, and too upright. That coupled with the gravel path that doesn't allow for any gliding and the uphill slope made this trip grueling. We did it in 3 days. There were some incredible sights and...More

2  Thank Aaron S
Reviewed February 16, 2016

Was doing sections of the trail solo with husband acting as support team. He was happy to wait at the pubs along the trail while I cycled merrily if somewhat slowly in sections. The trail is gravel so long trousers are recommended. I'm definitely going...More

Thank JKWG
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2016

Thank you for your feedback on the trail - it did make us laugh the thought of you cycling whilst your husband was at the pub, however I think for those that cycle with support crew its a popular pass time! The food and Southern...More

Reviewed February 15, 2016

We booked a superb 5-day cycling trip with SBHB that included the Roxburgh Gorge, Clutha Gold Trail and the Otago Trail. We found the bikes, service, communication, accommodation and availability to help all excellent. Would definitely recommend this company.

Thank Sharon M
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2016

Thank you for your feedback pleased you enjoyed a multi trail experience in Central Otago with Shebikeshebikes. Cheers The Otago Central Rail Trail Team

Reviewed February 9, 2016

Although we thoroughly enjoyed the ride, and were so impressed by the standard of the accommodation along the way and the wonderful scenery, and would not have missed the experience, there were a few points that disappointed us. First, because we were picked up,from Queenstown...More

3  Thank Gregory D
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2016

Hi Gregory Thank you for your constructive feedback - we will take this on board and share this the team. We are pleased that you had a great experience in regards to accommodation along the trail and our amazing landscapes. Cheers The Otago Central Rail...More

Reviewed February 7, 2016

Grandparents, Daughter in Law and two grandsons aged 9 and 7.5 all had a fabulous six day five night holiday on the ORT.

Thank Peter B
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2016

Thank you for your feedback Peter - well done to your family especially your grandsons - that's great riding 152km in 6 days for ones so young! Cheers The Otago Central Rail Trail Team

Reviewed January 30, 2016

Amazing scenery on a well maintained trail that is steeped in Otago Gold mining history as well the scenery that inspires most of Graham Sydney's paintings. Good bike rental and small friendly places to stay all the way along the trail.We did this with my...More

Thank Tina G
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2016

Thank you for your feedback - pleased you enjoyed our Gold mining history, amazing landscapes & friendly locals. Thanks also for purchasing a passport - as all the proceeds from these go back into trail development. Cheers The Otago Central Rail Trail Team

Reviewed January 28, 2016

This is a fantastic holiday, a great shared experience for a whole family adventure. We set out from the Shebikes depot in Clyde who set us up with perfectly matched bikes. Stopping for a first break in Hinton for cherry supplies, juice & wine tasting....More

4  Thank Dad_plus_2_Boys
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2016

Thank you for your feedback about your family trip on the Otago Central Rail Trail - great to hear you've enjoyed our amazing southern hospitality, hearty food & wonderful landscape! Cheers The Otago Central Rail Trail Team

Reviewed January 27, 2016

As a novice cyclist, bearing in mind it's winter in uk and training was limited,( it's dark by 4.30.) I did wonder if I had agreed to readily for this challenge. But it was fantastic, enjoying every one of the 150 k. Trail journeys organised...More

1  Thank lotusengland
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2016

Thank you for providing your feedback about the trail, its very encouraging for other novice cyclists too. Well done, the trail ride from Dunedin via the Taieri Gorge is very popular as is the ride along the Millennium Track between Alex and Clyde. Cheers The...More

Reviewed January 27, 2016

Our 5 day Central Otago Rail Trail organised by Bike it Now from Clyde was excellent in every regard. The bikes were fabulous, the scenery was beautiful in its ruggedness, the accommodation along the way fantastic and the curling at Naseby a must. The trail...More

1  Thank Kim D
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2016

Hi Kim Thank you for submitting feedback and highly recommending our trail! Great to see your happy with your trail experience and got an excellent service from Bike It Now. Cheers The Otago Central Rail Trail Team

Reviewed January 27, 2016

Thanks so much to Fletch, Duncan, Lois, and Peter (and the rest of the team behind the scenes) for an amazing experience on the Rail Trail. This trip was the smoothest, most professionally managed we’ve encountered for a long while – faultless communication, booking system,...More

1  Thank MB4870
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2016

Thank you for your feedback its great you had an amazing time & great support from Bike It Now. Cheers The Otago Central Rail Trail Team

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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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