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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