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Otago Central Rail Trail

Closed Now: 6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Rail Trail with Cycle Surgery

Awesome experience, we did the trail in four days and went with Cycle Surgery who were amazing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Second Time and love it!

This was our second time cycling the Otago Rail Trail with ShebikesHebikes. The first time was in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Julie L
Auckland, New Zealand
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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...more
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| Alexandra, 9340, New Zealand
+64 3-447 3271
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Awesome experience, we did the trail in four days and went with Cycle Surgery who were amazing. Well organised used great accommodation providers and had some great recommendations for stops along the way. Their bikes were very comfortable, I would highly recommend them !

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our second time cycling the Otago Rail Trail with ShebikesHebikes. The first time was in Autumn in 2015 and just a few weeks ago in Spring. Autumn is fantastic for the colours and Spring was so green. In both cases there had been...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Julie L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did the part from Alexandra to Clyde and the next day from Alexandra to Chatto Creek. Easy ride on gravelroads. Flat. Not so much to see but just a nice ride. Pick up the Rivertrack in Clyde to ride back to Alexandra and grab...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MTBChica
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you for a perfectly organised ride. Loved everything about it. Accommodation was really lovely and great breakfasts provided at each place. Luggage was always delivered on time and the scenery was just beautiful along the whole ride. Well done Shebikeshebikes. We were very lucky...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kay P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot recommend this trip with these suppliers highly enough. We had some pretty dramatic weather over the past week but it was such an adventure. Shebikeshebikes were a dream to work with. They took care of everything and us including accomodations, transfers (some unexpected...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

We had fantastic weather and the Shebikeshebikes cycles were every thing we needed. The accommodation in each stop over was adequate and for the four of us we had a great time. We travelled several years ago in October and have heard great things about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Firstly, I want to say the experience was amazing and I'm so glad I did it! I am terrified of heights and found a few places really pushed my boundaries. I'm also a bit shaky on a bike so think my fear is rational. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

I couldn't rave more on this great trip. Easy biking. Great variety of accommodation and places to eat. Lovely old pubs. Very friendly locals that go out of their way to accommodate. And the scenery is absolutely stunning and changes throughout the trail. You've just...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Discover06310430947
Reviewed 31 October 2018

What a fantastic family adventure. With our 7 year old twins, we rode the rail trail over 5 days. The kids handled the ride very easily. The scenery was spectacular and we would highly recommend the ride.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank KatBAus
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Such a great ride and would do it agai in a hheartbeat Excellent stops along the way, interesting historical stories and great cafes ad pubs! Unfortunately I can't change the review at the top which says terrible...it was FANTASTIC!

Date of experience: October 2018
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16 October 2018|
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Response from Alihuck | Reviewed this property |
Spring weather can be quite unpredictable. Nights could be cool but one pair of jeans would be fine. We washed out cycle pants and tops each night and they were always dry by morning. A lot of accommodation has drying... More
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Response from Alihuck | Reviewed this property |
We did it through cycle surgery and they booked everything for us. It was a complete package to suit our needs. They will do whatever you want. They picked us up from Queenstown, booked all the accommodation and meals... More
18 January 2018|
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Response from Tania W | Reviewed this property |
I’m so sorry I didn’t see this and you have no doubt done it by now! Yes you can fish on one of the days. !