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“Otago Rail Trail recommendation”
Review of Cycle Surgery

Cycle Surgery
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Owner description: At Cycle Surgery we offer bike hire, shuttle services, luggage transfers and full itineraries for clients wishing to cycle the Otago Central Rail Trail - NZ's first and best cycling trail.We design our own hire bikes, which we believe are the most comfortable hire bike on the Rail Trail. We have a depot in Clyde and Middlemarch - the start and finish of the Rail Trail.
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Huge thanks Pip, Dave and the team at Cycle Surgery for ensuring a very enjoyable and stress free holiday cycling the Otago Rail Trail recently. We had arranged the accommodation ourselves for a very leisurely six day ride from Clyde to Middlemarch with one bike hired through Cycle Surgery who also transferred our bags between the different locations as well as arranging transfers to Clyde and from Middlemarch. They were excellent to deal with and provided very professional and informative customer service as well as a bike that was very suitable for the terrain and the non-regular cyclist that I am. I would highly recommend them to all.

Thank SusanGnz
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"great accommodation"
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"custom built"
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"cycle trip"
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"bag transfers"
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"great company"
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"fantastic trip"
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"whole process"
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"bucket list"
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"great scenery"
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

The trip was amazing, and Cycle Surgery were outstanding. The service provided by Dave and Pip was 10/10, from the initial contact (which included us changing our booking arrangements a number of times) to the last day on the trail. Everything in between was taken care of by Dave and Pip so well. We opted for the mid-range accommodation and it was all lovely (there were 9 of us- 4 adults and 5 kids). The pubs and cafes along the way were fantastic. The bikes were comfortable and all in excellent condition. Transport/transfers were all sorted. Nothing was too much trouble for Dave and Pip. We would highly recommend using Cycle Surgery and experiencing the wonderful Rail Trail.

Thank Cath D
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Cycling the Otago Central Rail Trail was a fabulous experience for my wife and I. Took 5 days and did some side trips to curling at Nasby & trip to St Bathans. Worth it. Pip & Dave at Cycle Surgery did a great job arranging everything for us and the high end accommodation hosts were great. The young French employee of Cycle Surgery did a great job explaining the bikes and stressed to us that nothing was going to be any problem for them to fix along the way & that they were just a phone call away. Luckily we did not need to make that call. The rail trail is a must to tick off the bucket list.

Thank Raewyn M
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

We have recently returned from four days and nights on the rail trail. We chose the luxury end option and it really was very good. Pip and Dave took care of everything. All we had to do was choose the dates, approve the itinerary and pay the bill.
The day before we started biking, we were collected in Queenstown. Dave met us in Clyde with some very good bikes, our luggage appeared every day at our accommodation and we were delivered to the Taieri Gorge train at the end. Bookings for dinner were made for us in advance and eating options were recommended during the day.
Dave was careful to explain that visitors to the region had done much to boost the local economy.
This was a really enjoyable experience and we would highly recommend Cycle Surgery to organise your itinerary. Just remember to book well in advance. Accommodation options are limited.

Thank Drumfearn
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

Cannot rave enough about the Otago Rail Trail and Cycle surgery , would recommend them to everyone. They make it so easy and stress free.

Thank 134rie
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