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Off The Rails Cycle Tours

Ranfurly, New Zealand
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About Off The Rails Cycle Tours
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 & home baking, 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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Jo O wrote a review May 2021
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My husband and I had an awesome time doing the bike trail in April. I was a bit worried about my fitness level - or lack of it - but managed to complete it without even having an electric bike. We were in a group with 8 other people so it was nice to meet some new people. Nick was absolutely fantastic and the whole trip was very well organised. The accommodation was great and we really liked going for dinners at some of the little out of the way country pubs. This was a great way to see the country, especially those smaller places that you may usually drive right past. Naseby was a highlight doing curling at the ice rink and if you are a fan of star gazing the night sky was so clear you could see stars that you cant see in Auckland.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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James D wrote a review May 2021
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I was apprehensive about how our 8 and 11 yo girls would go on this but the Off The Rails team ensured everything went without a hitch. The accommodation was lovely and the ability to see a few places off the beaten track was also a great experience. I can't recommend this company or trip more highly - would have given it 6 stars if possible!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Kemble wrote a review May 2021
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A really excellent tour. Before hand I had wondered whether we should just have booked our own accommodation and self supported, but Pauline and Nick were so hospitable and helpful, taking us to places we would never have got to just doing it on our own - it's the way to do it. Strongly recommended.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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M&G wrote a review Apr 2021
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I couldn’t recommend ‘Off the Rails cycle trail’ highly enough. The support both Nick and Rock gave was well above my expectations. Nick has an endless supply of stories - names, dates and places and historical events just keep coming - a result of his extensive research. Rock also has a fund of stories which he tells in his own inimitable way. Rock has a unique way of keeping pies warm in his ‘microwave’ on wheels. The accommodation was modern, comfortable and the special fruitcake very welcome. The places we were taken to for regular snack breaks and dinner were friendly, had yummy food and were each an enjoyable experience with their own story.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from OffTheRailsCycleTour, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours
Responded 28 Apr 2021
Thank you so much. We really appreciate the time you have taken to let other travellers know about your experience. It was our pleasure hosting you on one of our tours.
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Rod and Penny wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand10 contributions2 helpful votes
We’re a married couple in our mid 70s and recently did the 4 day/3 night option from Clyde to Middlemarch. The scenery is breath-taking and using e-bikes a joy. We cannot recommend ‘Off the Rails’ highly enough. While Nick and Pauline run a very professional company their TLC always shines through - nothing is too much bother. Pauline even returned us to Queenstown. Our accommodation in Ranfurly was ideal and staying ‘put’ a real bonus. Thank you Hostess Yvonne. We loved our evening trips to country hotels and especially enjoyed our curling experience in Naseby with Rock. Nick is a story-teller extraordinaire and constantly brought history alive. Our total experience was rather like being on a small cruise ship where each day brings a new experience, all needs are taken care of and everyone returns home with fantastic memories. Thank you Nick and Pauline.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from OffTheRailsCycleTour, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours
Responded 28 Apr 2021
Thank you so much for your thoughtful feedback Penny. It was our pleasure hosting you both and getting to know you. We are so pleased you were able to enjoy this special experience with extended family.
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