- Select from a range of guided or self guided tours on the Central Otago Rail Trail
This tour is for those who have limited time to spend and want to taste the best parts of the trail. Leaving from Clyde and finishing back there after your tour makes this an attractive tour. Delivered to the highest point on the trail in a shuttle, you bike mainly downhill over the next 2 days back to Clyde. You will cycle through the amazing Poolburn Gorge with it's 2 tunnels and viaducts. Day 1- Wedderburn to Omakau: Cycle 44km Day 2- Omakau to Clyde: Cycle 36km
This one-day adventure starts from your Queenstown accommodation, or from the airport, and the first stop is at Arrowtown. This is a charming and quirky town with picturesque preservation of two very different gold-rush communities of the 1860s - the Chinese and European. Arrowtown is the start of a nice 'warm-up ride' along part of the Arrow River Bridges Trail. This trail zigzags across the river over five bridges, then on through charming country lanes. Every corner you turn showcases the beauty of the area especially in autumn. At the completion of the ride your guide will take you to the well-known Bannockburn Hotel for lunch. The Wine Country Restaurant and Bar overlooks unrivalled vineyard, landscape and mountain scenery. After lunch, enjoy a wine tasting tour, or some fast laps around Highlands Motorsport Park - the choice is yours. At the end of the day, check into your stunning accommodation set on the shores of Lake Dunstan.
Arrive late afternoon into Queenstown day one, enjoy superb food and wine, cycle the most scenic part of the Otago Central Rail Trail. This 3-day escape has you cycling through one of the most spectacular gorges on the Otago Central Rail Trail and a wine tour experience sampling some of the incredible award-winning wines from our region on your return to Queenstown. You stay two nights in the quaint town of Clyde with its stunning stone buildings harking back to the gold mining day of yesteryear. Day 1- Queenstown to Clyde Day 2- Cycle on the Otago Central Rail Trail: 12km Day 3- Clyde to Queenstown via. Bannockburn
This independent cycle adventure is a 4-day / 3-night cycle tour combining the 3 impressive Central Otago cycle trails; the Otago Central Rail Trail, Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold. Spend the first day exploring the famous Otago Central Rail Trail cycling mainly downhill from Auripo to Alexandra. This section takes in one of the most scenic parts of the trail, the Poolburn Gorge. The following 3 days are spent on The Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold Trails while making your way from Alexandra through to Lawrence. The trail is wide and has a great surface though, in places, it can be steeper than the Rail Trail, with some climbs and downhill sections. The scenery through remote gorges, lush farmland and following the majestic Clutha River is amazing. Accommodation is twin/double share at Roxburgh and Beaumont. Day 1- Auripo to Alexandra: Cycle 47km Day 2- Alexandra to Lake Roxburgh Village: Cycle 21km Day 3- Lake Roxburgh Village to Millers Flat: Cycle 29km Day 4- Millers Flat to Lawrence: Cycle 44km
This independent cycle adventure is a 5 day/4 night tour on the Otago Central Railtrail. Cycling 3.5 to 4.5 hours per day on a vehicle free trail with an easy gradient. Amazing scenery whilst riding over viaducts, through tunnels and encountering old historic hotels staying in twin/double share accommodation. Day 1- Clyde to Alexandra: Cycle 8 or 16km Day 2- Alexandra to Omakau: Cycle 28km Day 3- Omakau to Wedderburn: Cycle 42km Day 4- Wedderburn to Hyde: Cycle 43km Day 5- Hyde to Middlemarch: Cycle 29km
Moderate level of fitness required for all tours.
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