Otago Rail Trail Classic

Otago Rail Trail Classic

Trip Highlights

  • Cycle the dedicated cycle trails of NZ's original great ride
  • Take in the dramatic landscapes, valleys and gorges
  • Admire the hand-built viaducts and tunnels along the trail
  • Take a journey on the famous Taieri Gorge Railway
  • Explore the old gold mining township of Clyde
  • Experience the local 'southern hospitality' of Central Otago
  • Try your hand at 'curling' in Naseby (optional)
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    Voted #2 'Must Do Adventure' in the the Lonely Planet's New Zealand guide book, this adventure will have you cycling back in time to New Zealand's rural past along a trail that has been specifically converted for walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders - with no motor vehicles allowed! The trail follows the old Central Otago branch railway line from Clyde to Middlemarch, passing through many towns along the way. This trip is not just about the cycling but rather exploring the many small towns and abandoned gold diggings as well as meeting the locals. Along the way you can even try your hand at the ancient art of curling (bowls on ice). You can choose to start the trip in either Christchurch or Clyde and finish either back in Christchurch or Dunedin. The adventure culminates with us enjoying one of the world's great train trips on the spectacular Taieri Gorge Railway into Dunedin. This adventure is fully supported leaving you with no concerns about accommodation or luggage.

    Ride type:
    Sightseeing
    Mountain biking
    Road riding
    Commuter
    Kid friendly
    Rail Trail
    Gravel
    Various
    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 23, 2018
    Arriving: Mar 27, 2018
    Phone Number: +64 3 9421 222
    Website: http://www.adventuresouth.co.nz/New-Zealand/Cycle-Trails/Otago-Rail-Trail-Classic
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