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Otago Central Rail Trail

| Alexandra, 9340, New Zealand
+64 3-447 3271
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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 Clyde or Middlemarch, the wide easy gradient is suitable for riders, walkers and cyclists of all ages. You may choose to go solo, or share the experience with friends, either way it's a trail of discovery best enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Discover historic villages, enjoy local food and drink and the famous southern hospitality. As you travel through this untamed natural environment there is plenty to explore on and off the trail. Don't miss this 'must do' experience.
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| Alexandra, 9340, New Zealand
+64 3-447 3271
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We (2 adults, 2 kids aged 10 & 12) recently cycled the Otago rail trail over 4 days and 3 nights, using shebikeshebikes. We had a great time, and although the kids aren't regular cyclists they had no trouble riding on a very good quality...More

Thank CandN73
Reviewed 4 days ago

We recently completed the trail over 5 days as a family of 4 with 2 teenagers. We are not cyclists, but were looking forward to doing something a bit different where we could spend time together. The trail was perfect to achieve this. From the...More

Thank LTSydney
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I did the trail over 5 days from 11 Sept. We did the trip through shebikeshebikes and can't speak highly enough of their service. We gave them a rough idea of what we wanted to do (fly in to Queenstown and out...More

Thank Kirsten S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just completed the Otago Rail Trail and had a fantastic time! Shebikeshebikes took care of all our accomodation bookings, transport of our bags, and not to mention supplying the fantastically comfortable bikes, for our group of 4 adults and 4 children (aged 10...More

Thank grantandnicole
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a rail trail cycling holiday with Shebikeshebikes in February, Kara and her team did an excellent job arranging-bikes, accommodation, and dealing with changes along the way. My friends and I couldn't speak highly enough about our experience on the rail trail from the...More

Thank Maggi D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was such an amazing experience. Pip and Dave are friendly and organised, they made us feel that we were really important to them and they wanted us to have the best time that we could. The five day experience was breathtaking. Quality accomodation, great...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth it. Great track and scenery. Lovely places to stay with great hospitality. We did the ride with 3 children aged 7, 11 and 12. The older 2 cycle she whole way no problem and young one was tethered to an adult. Our bags...More

Thank juperocks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very keen to undertake the ride but wondering how our children (13, 16, 23 and 25) would enjoy it ? .... simply excellent. Not only a great way to see this amazing Lord of the Rings countryside and learn about its history but...More

Thank OzFamily50
Reviewed 7 September 2017

For an unfit "older person" there is still a way to join in and cycle 55 k taking in the most amazing views and stops along the way at great places for refreshments. I had an electric bike which made the whole thing very easy....More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We did the rail trail over 4 nights, 5 days. Shebikeshebikes had everything so well organised. The accommodation was fantastic, the people were friendly and every time we got to our accommodation our bags were waiting for us. The scenery was beautiful and the weather...More

Thank Vikki N
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5 April 2017|
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Response from Colin H | Reviewed this property |
We found the company shebikeshebikes. excellent to communicate with. It is a small family company, and they will provide suggestions and costings to ensure you have a great stress free ride. We found the ride going from... More
4 February 2017|
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Response from MarkTwainNZ | Reviewed this property |
November is Spring. It's very variable then, we found late summer or autumn is most settled we have found. But we have done it in October and we had great weather so it's bit of luck what weather you get. Rainfall tends to... More
23 December 2016|
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