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“Rail Trail Adventure”

Off The Rails Cycle Tours
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Ranfurly
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Recently did the ORT with friends,meet some new friends and lovely people along the way.John our driver is the most nicest guy-God bless him!He was a wealth of knowledge and Judy who was our hostess was just a gem.We stayed at Ranfurly Hospital Acc and although a little dusty was a great experience.Our bikes were awesome and proved to be trusty steeds :)Local pubs,people,shops were all great-All made it to the finish and could still walk,although sore butts!Highly recomended.

Thank Lynda B
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

My husband, aged 81, and I (77), greatly enjoyed this historically interesting area, and were more than satisfied with the quality of care and attention to detail brought to our experience by Off the Rails. The bikes were comfortable and easy to ride, and the accommodation at the cottage was excellent, spotless, comfortable, and quaint, presided over by the inimitable Judy - what a treasure! Our van drivers, John and Sam, made an essential contribution to our comfort, security, and insight into the landscape today, and the historic past of the area. We definitely recommend this company.

Thank Judith P
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

We had a group of 11 utilize this service. It is the no hassle way to experience something that should be on everyone's list of things to do. Our Off the Rails hosts, Nick, John, Sam & Judy were just amazing. Everyone in our group wanted to take Judy home to mother us. Our drivers are locals and their knowledge of the area is unsurpassed. Our accommodation in Ranfurly was great and having a central base, and not having to pack and unpack every day, when doing the rail trail is definitely the way to go. Ours was a corporate team building and bonding trip where we achieved all our objectives in the most stunning setting. We did the 5 day option, breaking the back of it in the first two days with the winery tour in the middle and a cruisy last two days. The curling experience on the fourth evening was unique. This is a well put together operation with great people running it. For our group of 10-12 it was an awesome experience.

Thank Richard H
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

We booked the accommodation in Ranfurly - the cottage and we were thrilled we did! From the start to communication with Nick was first rate and the welcome and support from Pauline was fantastic. We would highly. Recommend booking accommodation through the team at 'Off the Rails' there is everything you could need for your stay in the Maniatoto. Looking forward to the opportunity to get back to do the rail trail. Thanks guys for making our weekend the best

Thank Nicki K
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

My 69 year old husband has wanted to ride the Otago rail trail for a long time and I'm very glad we chose Off the Rails because they took brilliant care of us over the four days. All our cycling needs were taken care of and as a very beginner rider I only attempted the easier parts of the trail, and it was an enormous relief to me to know that I could call up the van, to get a ride if I needed it. Nick the owner was very knowledgeable and helpful, as were his drivers John and John and I can't speak highly enough of Judy who was the den mother at our accommodation. She anticipated our every need, even to washing everyone's clothes and checking that we all had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. We also loved the curling at Nasby and really enjoyed the company of the other 10 people in our tour party

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