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Otago Central Rail Trail

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Fantastic trip

Highly recommend & if you are not fit ebikes are the best! We did this early October & were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Greenkandy
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Great family time

Fabulous family time had by myself,husband and 14 yr old daughter(her choice for the trip).We... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
JulieDL68
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Highly recommend & if you are not fit ebikes are the best! We did this early October & were prepared for all weather. Luckily it was sunny everyday with no wind or rain.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fabulous family time had by myself,husband and 14 yr old daughter(her choice for the trip).We traveled from Middlemarch to Clyde against the general flow of traffic.In fact we didnt meet anyone going our way!! Hills were definitely easier if no norwester! Travelled in 4 days....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having made all our bookings well in advance through Trail Journey's, we were able to really able to relax and enjoy the ride from beginning to end. The accommodation was great - we chose the middle range of prices for accommodation and that couldn't have...More

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OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for providing your feedback about your rail trail holiday. It sounds like you got great hospitality throughout. We do you hope you are inspired to return :). Should you wish to sign up for our quarterly newsletter please see the official trail website....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We aimed to ride the trail over 3 days. Day 1 Clyde to Lauder, was tough. Amazing scenery, well maintained trail, easy gradient. But gale force headwind made it a real challenge. Still we pushed on, much easier for those on electric bikes, enjoyed some...More

Thank Matthew W
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for providing your feedback about your rail trail holiday - it was great you got to see the snow! We are pleased you are inspired to return :). Should you wish to sign up for our quarterly newsletter please see the official trail...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018

Mid winter bike ride with 2 families, ranging from 9 - 45yo, what an experience...do it! Ensure you are dressed properly and make sure you stope at as many places as possible, there is plenty of time..More

Thank CormackNZ
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for providing your feedback about your mid winter bike ride. We do you hope you are inspired to return :). Should you wish to sign up for our quarterly newsletter please see the official trail website. We would also love to have you...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018

My family and I completed the 4 day ride in May, and we had an amazing time! It can honestly say it was one of the best experiences that I've ever had: beautiful scenery and the perfect amount of a challenge. My mum was worried...More

Thank HelenaJMNSydney
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thank you Helena for providing your feedback about your rail trail holiday. It's great you had awesome service from Bike It Now and that you mum managed it with her knee. We are delighted that you are inspired to return :). Should you wish to...More

Reviewed 5 June 2018

What a fantastic ride through a beautiful part of the world. Not too strenuous, but a good challenge. The weather was kind, but a bit windy at times and really cold at the end. Lovely cafes along the way and great scenery helped ease the...More

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OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Hi Andre thanks for your feedback about your rail trail holiday. We do you hope you are inspired to return :). Should you wish to sign up for our quarterly newsletter please see the official trail website. We would also love to have you as...More

Reviewed 28 May 2018

we just completed the rail trail from Clyde to Middlemarch. An awesome experience on really well maintained trails. The river section at Clyde is really cool. Thanks to Lois and the others at Bik it Now for arranging a superb trip. The bikes, accommodation and...More

1  Thank AlanE1343
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Hi Alan Thank you for providing your feedback about your rail trail holiday - pleased BIKE IT NOW have done a great job in co-ordinating your trip. We do you hope you are inspired to return :). Should you wish to sign up for our...More

Reviewed 26 May 2018

We have just completed the One Day Wonder Rail Trail ride finishing at Clyde. Bike hire and transport from BIKE it NOW, Clyde.A most amazing days ride. The best out of all the other one day rides we did in Queenstown area. The bikes were...More

Thank Dropknee60
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thank you for providing your feedback about your rail trail holiday - great to hear you enjoyed the BIKE IT NOW service... We are please you are inspired to return to complete the whole trail... :). Should you wish to sign up for our quarterly...More

Reviewed 16 May 2018

Our family of four cycled this wonderful trail in five days, and shebikeshebikes organised everything for us. Their advice was spot-on and all the arrangements were perfect. The bikes were sturdy and reliable - and I would really recommend their E-bike for those who may...More

Thank brood_13
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thank you for providing your feedback about your rail trail holiday, its great to see you spend 5 days to enable you to fit in those activities. Pleased you were happy with shebikeshebikes. We do you hope you are inspired to return :). Should you...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
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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. !
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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
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