Queenstown Otago Rail Trail

Queenstown Otago Rail Trail

Trip Highlights:

  • Explore the stunning Queenstown & Arrow River cycle trails
  • Cycle all 150km of the iconic Otago Central Rail Trail
  • Admire the craftsmanship of hand-built viaducts and tunnels
  • Take a breathtaking journey on the famous Taieri Gorge Railway
  • Enjoy a delicious wine tasting at a Central Otago vineyard
  • Cycle along the Pacific coast on quiet backroads
  • Try your hand at curling in Naseby (optional)
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    Combine two of the South Island's most popular cycling experiences, the adventure capital of Queenstown and the famous Otago Rail Trail. The cycling begins with a beautiful ride from Arrowtown to the Kawarau 'Bungy' Bridge on the newly established Queenstown Trails before pedalling the country's most famous cycle path, the 150km vehicle free Otago Rail Trail, a specially converted trail along the old Central Otago branch railway line from Clyde to Middlemarch. You'll discover the many small towns and abandoned gold diggings scattered along the trail as well as meeting some intriguing locals before hopping off the bikes to board the spectacular Taieri Gorge Railway into Dunedin, one of the world's great train trips. For those that thrive on adventure and activity during their holidays Queenstown will be a highlight in itself and we encourage you to talk to us about extending your stay here to make the most of the many activities on offer.

    Ride type:
    Mountain biking
    Road riding
    Sightseeing
    Commuter
    Rail Trail
    Gravel
    Various
    EPIC Ride
    Difficulty: Intermediate (Red)
    Ride Duration: Multi-day
    Tour duration: 5 days
    Fitness Level: Ultra Fit
    Language(s): English
    Terrain:
    Shared Bike Path - Paved
    Shared Bike Path - Dirt
    On-Road Bike Lane
    On-Road
    Off-Road - Fire Trail
    Off-Road - Rail Trail
    Off-Road - Single Track
    Off-Road - Downhill
    Gravel Road
    Mobile Coverage: Excellent
    Estimated Distance: 93.0
    Services:
    Water
    Food
    First Aid
    Toilets
    Bike hire
    Carparking
    Bike servicing
    Accessible by bike
    Accessible by car
    Accessible by public transport
    Accessible by shuttle
    Departing: Apr 9, 2018
    Arriving: Apr 13, 2018
    Phone Number: +64 3 9421 222
    Website: http://www.adventuresouth.co.nz/New-Zealand/Cycle-Trails/Queenstown-Otago-Rail-Trail
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