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Otago Central Rail Trail One Day Wonder Cycle tour
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Otago Central Rail Trail One Day Wonder Cycle tour

By Bike It Now!
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Ages 5-100, max of 11 per group
Duration: 6h
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  • Use of bicycle
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Full commentary by a very knowledgeable driver to the drop off point
  • Bike It Now! Drink Bottle
  • Cycle Helmet
  • Top mounted Pannier bag
What's not included
  • Lunch


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  • Bike It Now!, 25 Holloway Street, Clyde 9391, New Zealand
    Come to our shop at 25 Holloway Street Clyde at 9am
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 140473P1

    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • JandRL225
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great trip with Bike It Now
      Fletch at Bike it Now in Clyde provided us with great service for our group cycle ride. We started in Cromwell and biked the Lake Dunstan Track, then the Roxburgh Gorge, then the Clutha gold including the extension to Lake Waihola. All of our transfers and bag transfers went very smoothly. Unfortunately, one of our party had an accident and Bike It Now organised transport for her and her husband and their bikes back to Alexandra. Fletch also contacted 2 of the party who were driving by car. Our holiday was amazing. This is the 4th time we have used Bike It Now!
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    • Guide02546354183
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great cycling experience
      We did the Otago Rail trail and the Dunstan trail. The organisation, accommodation, and most importantly our e- bikes were amazing. Thank you Kate for organising it for us. We had a few add ons/changes and nothing was a problem. Ww can't wait to come down and do another trip soon.
      Written 20 April 2024
    • Breatheandbliss
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Central Otago Rail trail with Bike it Now
      From the moment I contacted Fletch & the staff from Bike it Now their excellence & professionalism in customer service shone through. Fabulous week of cycling with great ebikes, easy to handle. Accomodation was all organised, with a fabulous variety of amazing places to stay, just off trail, including Inverlair Lodge & the Waipiata motel with incredible breakfasts included. The trail was well signposted & easy to cycle, with amazing scenery.Can not recommend this company enough. *****
      Written 16 April 2024
    • Trail23463019329
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      Roxburgh Gorge/Clutha Gold
      Excellent experience. Fletch and staff were so helpful. Our overnight stays were extremely good also Would recommend Bike it Now
      Written 15 April 2024
    • Escape01339314625
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best ever organisation of my rides
      5 star; 10 out of 10. Brilliant organisation (thank you Lois 😁). I loved every minute of my rides with friends - the Dunstan Trail, Roxburgh Gorge & Clutha Gold. My bike was brilliant and didn’t miss a beat. Merida with gel seat. I would love to come back and repeat. Thank you so much BIN. *****
      Written 13 April 2024
    • MKaye2017
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Multiple hassle free shuttles.
      Great service. This is the second time we have arranged multiple shuttles with Bike It Now! Everything went very smoothly.
      Written 13 April 2024
    • jerryw409
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      Great Experience Cycling the Otago Central Rail Trail
      Bike It Now organized a 4-day, self-guided cycling tour for my wife and I on the Otago Central Rail Trail on the south island of New Zealand. The ride across the valleys, hills, rivers and through the tunnels of Central Otago was a highlight of our 4-week holiday in New Zealand. The trail is beautiful and well maintained. Bike It Now booked all of our accommodations and dinners, moved our luggage each day, and provided shuttle service to and from our Queenstown hotels. The non-electric bikes we rented from Bike It Now were perfect for the trail and very comfortable to ride for several hours each day. The staff support we received from the time we first reached out to them about a possible tour on the trail to the last shuttle drop off in Queenstown was exceptional. The careful planning done by Bike It Now was a major factor in making this a truly memorable experience for two 70+ year-olds.
      Written 11 April 2024
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      "Bike It Now" think of everything, are enthusiastic and caring, was a wonderful trip.
      If you are looking at a Bike Tour, you must use "Bike It Now" This is our second trip with them as we love Fletch, the Owner, from start to finish she, and her Team think of everything and care about your experience. We enjoyed each part of it, the Accommodation beautiful, Jet Boat ride, the People you meet along the way, the stunning Scenery, just a great way to spend a holiday with your friends... Do It, you wo't be disappointed!
      Written 7 April 2024
    • dbuckleymaitland
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      Wonderful Company, wonderful ride
      Wonderful ! 8 Day Big Loop, Self-guided tour. We picked Bike-it-now because they seemed to be the only company to integrate all of the trails into one, connected, self-guided package. The logistics are complex, however the bikes, shuttles, bag transfers, accommodation choices were all very good. The trail was a delight - we last did the rail trail part 10 years ago, but the Clutha, Roxburgh & Dunstan trails were new to us, & so varied in landscape, & challenging in parts. I'm keen to come back with other family members, & Bike-it-now will definitely be our choice for tour support.
      Written 31 March 2024
    • Kenmarshall42
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Big Loop ride in Otago
      Fantastic trip and exceptional experience with BIKEITNOW. We did the Roxburgh Gorge, the Clutha Gold, the Dunstan Lake, and then the Otago Central Rail Trail, all one after the other.
      Written 29 March 2024
    • cjpe60
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      Amazing Company
      An Amazing company to deal with. Brilliant service, very good quality, well serviced E-bikes. Fletch and her team had everything organised for us for our 5 day trail, even the luggage transfer were perfect . We would definitely use this company again. Thanks Bike it now.
      Written 25 March 2024
    • harkyfam
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      Outstanding knowledge, organisation, and friendly!
      Nothings a prob with this team. They organised superb accommodation (loved the spa) for 3 couples doing the rail trail. Accomadation, maps, advice, highlights all provided with bikes and all went to plan. Had 2 private bikes they were happy to fix, replace if issues. 2 recomendations, MonteChristo and Ruru for wine tastings at the start near Clyde, if from christchurch drive to Middlemarch, leave car and shuttle to Clyde. Nice having car ready at end. Anyway, thanks for all emails, support, and knowledge, You were all brilliant ❤️
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    • GoPlaces56239456689
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      Don't miss doing the Rail Trail with these people
      We were a group of 12 and Fletch did an amazing job finding accommodation for us all on the track. The bikes were great. Good saddle bags and a drink bottle provided. Everything was well explained. Note your luggage is weighed so don't go over 15kg!! The trail is well groomed. We had exceptional weather so that made it very pleasant although cold. We were dressed appropriately. Always have merinos with you. All accommodation was very comfortable and very clean. Having breakfast in each accommodation was perfect. At Hyde Tania was an exceptional host and her meal just the best.
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    • Sunshine28072883170
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      Wonderful Experience on the Rail Trail
      We had a wonderful tour from start to finish. It was great to finally do the trail in one go and enjoy the experience as most tourists do. The scenery was stunning and the weather played its part too .From organisation and briefing , accomodation, meals booked for us , right through to arrangements for our return home to our own doorstep everything was spot on. Thank you to Bike it Now team. Would thoroughly recommend the trip .
      Written 23 March 2024
    • 636garrym
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      Outstandingly well organized bike trip
      We did the 3 day 2 night rail trail cycle and the Clyde to Roxborough Trail on the 4 th day. From the time of booking till the time we returned our bikes on the last day everything was sooo organized and efficient. The team looked after us soo well and the electric bikes were superb. Accommodation along the way was excellent and the venues to dine out on the trail are fantastic. Dave the Jet Boat driver on the Roxborough was awesome aswell . We had a great time and would thoroughly recommend using Bike it Now .
      Written 22 March 2024
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    DenisQ573
    Sydney, Australia55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    We were dropped off in Auripo cycled back towards Clyde (approx 60k). The old railway track is easy to follow and there are some spectacular bridges and tunnels in the early stages. The tour was well organised, the bikes were very comfortable (e Bikes available for the less hardy) and an optional pickup from the pub at Chatto Creek at about the halfway point. One caution - if there is a bit of a nor westerly wind blowing, the headwind can make the ride either side of Omakau hard work.
    Written 5 January 2020
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    So glad you enjoyed your One Day wonder on the Otago Central Rail Trail, a really great trip if on a short time frame - good advice re the wind.
    Written 7 January 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Megan N
    Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020 • Friends
    Thank you to Bike It Now for their friendly service, and customer focused approach.

    Nothing was too much trouble - including unexpectedly delivering an e-bike on day two of our trip.

    Great information before setting off was given, and Fletch was simply an angel when explaining the trail.

    Lovely to have our bags waiting for us each night, and everything was a breeze. We didn’t have to think at all!

    Highly recommend
    Many thanks
    Written 16 February 2020
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    So glad you had a great trip. Glad we took the thinking away - makes for a great holiday.
    Written 27 February 2020
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    Max B
    43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2022
    Bike It Now thought of everything for us, from comfortable sturdy bikes, to advice on things to see and do on the trail, to letting the local pubs know we'd be in for dinner at the end of each day.

    The trail itself is beautiful and ever-changing, the riding challenging but not hard on push bikes, and the locals are generous and engaging everywhere you go.

    We started from Cromwell on the Dunstan Trail, which was a much tougher ride, but well worth it for the scenery (and the burgers along the way). We did the Dunstan + Otago Rail Trails in four days at about 50km a day - would highly recommend this itinerary.
    Written 30 January 2022
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    So pleased you had a great time, yes the LDT is the harder ride. If people are able to do the trips in reverse ie OCRT first then the LDT it can prepare you a little better. However very aware this is not possible most of the time. So glad to see our locals are getting a good plug, they are awesome and contribute so much to the overall cycle trail experience.
    Written 1 February 2022
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    TA2016AC!
    14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2021
    Everyone in this team went out of there way to be helpful and make our holiday fun. Our only reservation came from where we began the ride.
    Clyde is the Bike it Now base.
    We started in Cromwell and anticipated a briefing starting from there. The lake Dunstan track is a fantastic ride and if the briefing was in Cromwell rather than Clyde we think it would have suited our journey better.
    Clyde became an anticlimax.
    Our thanks to the accommodation providers for the great welcome and facilities they shared with us.
    Be wary of Waipiata on a friday night. Only fellow riders to greet you at the Tussock Lodge and we fluked the last table reservation on a busy night- slow,slow service. So much for prebooking and a link between accommodation and only meal provider in the town.
    The bikes we had rolled well and were comfortable, fortunately we had our own light so when the ebike light failed we carried on regardless.
    The bag drop was efficient and helpful, the drivers we meet super nice and the wind pushed us along the track too.
    Written 4 October 2021
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    We are working through systems to see what works the best for all customers with this new trail. Thank you for your feedback, we always appreciate it and take it on board. Glad the team did a great job.
    Written 7 October 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Karla D
    Porirua, New Zealand60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020 • Family
    Lois, Fletch and the crew from Bike It Now worked together to make our 4 day cycle along the Otago Central Rail Trail amazing. From seamless transfers (including a couple of extras when the kids had peaked before the day’s cycle was over!) to wonderful accommodation choices and lovely-to-ride bikes, I could not fault the service provided.
    Husband and I will be back, sans kids!
    Thanks team.
    Written 23 January 2020
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    Kiwi-Freds
    Te Horo, New Zealand45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We just completed the Otago Central Rail Trail arranged through Bike It Now. The service provided by this company is truely five star plus. The accommodation was excellent the ebikes were great but what really impressed were the little extras provided by the Bike it Now team. Great personal recommendations for us which made our trip extra special. Fletch and all the team at Bike it Now are true tourism industry professionals. Thanks for a wonderful experience.
    Written 17 February 2021
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    The personal touch is what we are all about - the key is that you have a great experience and that we contribute to that.
    Written 6 March 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    jeff s
    30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022
    First time riding an e-bike in New Zealand and it was a blast! Lisa at the Clyde shop was very personable and helpful as we learned how to operate the bike. We were given time to ride the street in front of the shop to ensure we were comfortable and had any questions. Next up it was John's turn to take us by shuttle to Ida Valley for our mostly downhill ride back to Clyde. We were the only two in the van and consequently John provided interesting commentary and insight into the local area and NZ on our way to the trail head. John pointed us in the correct direction at 1030am and told to have fun and be back in Clyde at the 5pm closing time with a phone call from Chatto Creek Tavern at lunch to check in with Lisa. The bikes were fun and easy to ride. We want e-bikes when we return home! The trail was in great shape and the scenery beautiful. We stopped at the Stationside Cafe for coffee and sweets and then onto Chatto Creek Tavern for lunch. Both stops dining outside in great weather.
    We would highly recommend Bike It Now and their Otago Central Rail Trail One Day Wonder Cycle Tour!!!!
    Written 19 January 2023
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    This is just great One day Ride and we are stoked you got to experience it. Our team do our best to ensure you have a really enjoyable day out. Stunning scenery, great food stops what more could you ask for. See you back to do the next one.
    Written 21 January 2023
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    Jacqui D
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022 • Couples
    Fletch thank you for a superb day out on the trail. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Your team is amazing. So friendly and Professional and went the extra mile to ensure we were all perfectly comfortable with our bikes. None of us had had any experience with ebikes before but your team ensured we were all fitted with the appropriate bike for us and took time to ensure we were all completely comfortable .
    I would thoroughly recommend Bike It Now to anyone looking for a fantastic biking experience
    Written 7 May 2022
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    Thank you so much for your feedback and comments they are really appreciated. We really work hard to provide a great experience. Will pass onto the team. See you again I am sure.
    Written 8 May 2022
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    peter
    Nelson, New Zealand119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did two rides. The Dunstan trail and the Roxburgh gorge. The Dunstan trail was awesome great scenery and well groomed trails. The Roxburgh gorge was a different type of scenery but still really good, the trail was not as smooth but still well maintained. We hired bikes from Bike it now and had one ebike and one standard bike, both were very good condition and staff explained how to use the ebike and getting to and from the trails. Shuttles were on time with collections and the drivers very friendly and informative. No hesitation in recommending to people looking for bikes.
    Written 8 August 2021
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    Such a good idea combining rides as they are all different - makes for really interesting rides.
    Written 7 October 2021
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    Diane C
    New Zealand18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2022 • Family
    We took our 2 boys for a full day biking along lake Dunstan and “Bike it now” made the experience really unforgettable. Thanks for your great welcome and the amazing bikes. This is definitely a must do in the region. Beautiful landscapes you can only enjoy by biking there and of course we love ordering our flat white in the middle of nowhere @coffeeafloat.
    Written 3 September 2022
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    So glad we helped to make your day on the Lake Dunstan Trail a memorable one. See you again on our Central Otago Cycle Trails.
    Written 8 September 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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