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Off The Rails Cycle Tours

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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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Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

My husband and I did the rail trail for his 50th, was an awesome experience I would highly recommend. We were picked up and dropped off, and our driver Sam was always close by. I rode an Ebike, so don’t let health or fitness issues...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Thanks very much for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted that you had a good time and we certainly appreciate your recommendation.

Reviewed 9 May 2018

Perfect Autumn weather, empty trails, rural bliss, good food, and great service from Nick at Off the Rails

Date of experience: May 2018
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Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thanks Shaun You brought the good weather with you I think. We appreciate your positive feedback and hope we might be of service again one day.

Reviewed 29 April 2018

I'm an ex-South Islander now living in AKL. Headed down to do the Rail Trail with my Father (79) and my kids (8 and 10) and wife. We used Off The Rails and the service we received from them was one of the best experiences...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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OffTheRailsCycleTour, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thanks Brad for your fantastic review. We really do appreciate the feedback we get. It was so nice to meet you and your family and to spend some time getting to know your mum while the rest of you were out on the trail. One...More

Reviewed 24 April 2018

We had a wonderful experience cycling the Otago Rail Trail with Off The Rails in February 2018. So lucky with the weather, it was perfect. Some small sections of the trail are not so interesting but overall the scenery is amazing and an opportunity to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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OffTheRailsCycleTour, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

So pleased you enjoyed your Off The Rails cycle trip so much, and thanks for the great review. The absolute quiet and peace is a very special part of the cycle trail that we really love. It was our pleasure to look after you on...More

Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Great cycling holiday Sunshine and tailwinds Fabulous food coffee along the way Tour guide Nick is O for Oresome

Date of experience: April 2018
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OffTheRailsCycleTour, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thanks very much Lee. We loved having you here in Central Otago and sharing our special cycle tour with you both.

Reviewed 24 April 2018

Wonderful trip!! Head winds on days one and two required extra effort. However, day three with no wind was an easy 48 km ride before lunch!! Beautiful scenery, good weather and good company (all strangers) contributed to a marvellous holiday. Extremely well organised and supported...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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OffTheRailsCycleTour, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thanks very much for your great review. It is always rewarding to see our guests arrive as strangers and leave as friends. We take pride in making your tour as easy and stress free as possible, so you can just relax and enjoy your special...More

Reviewed 23 April 2018

I was a bit nervous about whether I would be up to biking this far (as a non-biker) but I needn't have been at all. It is totally doable for all ages. With Off-The-Rails you get a personalised service from the moment you arrive (even...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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OffTheRailsCycleTour, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thanks Carmel for this great review. We so much enjoyed meeting you and Mark on an Off The Rails cycle tour and we would love to see you back here again to host you on the Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold trails. We would love...More

Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

What a great experience! Not being all that fit might not have enjoyed it as much without the e-bike which was fabulous. So well looked after by Mike, who is incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the railtrail.stayed at the cottage which was lovely, can...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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OffTheRailsCycleTour, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Thanks very much for the great review. The e-bikes have certainly been very popular this year and are a great addition to our fleet of bikes. Glad you enjoyed the whisky cake. We love to include some special touches for our guests.

Reviewed 20 April 2018

This was a wonderful experience and one of the best holiday adventures I've ever had. Nick took care of everything, was very flexible and knowledgeable about the Central Otago district. He made our holiday a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I would have no hesitation in recommending...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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OffTheRailsCycleTour, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your Off The Rails experience. We always aim to make our tours a stress free, happy experience for our guests. It was great to have you on one of our tours.

Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

We were restricted with time so we had to do this over 2 days. I pre-booked months in advance and lol we got caught out on the day with rain and more rain. We would have loved to have done it over more time but...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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OffTheRailsCycleTour, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

The Otago Central Rail Trail is a fantastic experience, no matter what the weather. At Off The Rails, we offer both fully supported tours that include bikes, accommodation and transport, as well as casual bike hire and picks ups if you are heading out from...More

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