Otago Rail Trail Classic - Guided tour

Otago Rail Trail Classic - Guided Tour

    Voted #2 'Must Do Adventure' in 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.

     

    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)
    • Ride type:
      Mountain biking
      Road riding
      Sightseeing
      Commuter
      Rail Trail
      Gravel
      Various
      EPIC Ride
      Difficulty: Easy (Blue)
      Ride Duration: Multi-day
      Tour duration: 5 days
      Fitness Level: Medium
      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
      Services:
      Water
      Food
      First Aid
      Toilets
      Bike hire
      Carparking
      Bike servicing
      Accessible by bike
      Accessible by car
      Accessible by public transport
      Accessible by shuttle
      Phone Number: Click to Call
      Email: Email
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