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Otago Central Rail Trail

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Address: | Alexandra, 9340, New Zealand
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+64 3-447 3271
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06:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 23:59
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Otago Central Rail Trail - New Zealand's Original Great Ride. Open all...

The Otago Central Rail Trail - New Zealand's Original Great Ride. Open all year round this cycleway takes you through 152kms of remarkable Central Otago landscape away from roads and vehicles, yet never far from the next town. Whether you start from Clyde or Middlemarch, the wide easy gradient is suitable for riders, walkers and cyclists of all ages. You may choose to go solo, or share the experience with friends, either way it's a trail of discovery best enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Discover historic villages, enjoy local food and drink and the famous southern hospitality. As you travel through this untamed natural environment there is plenty to explore on and off the trail. Don't miss this 'must do' experience.

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Excellent cycling break

My wife and I completed the Otago Rail Trail in mid February 2017. We booked the trip with Shebikeshebikes, whom were excellent in every way,from the UK via email in November We... read more

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Aston Clinton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I completed the Otago Rail Trail in mid February 2017. We booked the trip with Shebikeshebikes, whom were excellent in every way,from the UK via email in November We chose the comfort bikes with side panniers which were very useful to carry snacks, clothing layers cameras etc. and much more sensible than a backpack which I had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Three of us took 5 days to complete the Rail Trail and on reflection loved every minute of it. The first few days were challenging, but at the same time very achievable, after that it was mostly down hill from there on. Don't think you will lose weight with all the tempting food and wine along the way. Bike it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As first time trail cyclists we were a little apprehensive about undertaking this iconic ride first up. However, the team at Shebikeshebikes who organised everthing for our group of seven,made the adventure a breeze. Coupled with a week of fabulous weather ensured we had the best of cycling. With our busy lives these days, it is easy to forget to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We made only a few km on the trail, from Alexandra and the nature is wonderful, beautiful colors, we had a very nice weather! It's easy to ride, you can do easily 50-60 km in one day... but we had to go back earlier because our bike was so terrible that we couldn't sit on it..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staff were great, especially Kara, Carol, Sue, Ian, Renee were so good to us. thank you all so much for making our trip a very memorable one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our friends and I do a bit of cycling in Victoria and we decided to ride the Otago trail together. We only have 1 more day of cycling and have really enjoyed our trip. We are all over 60 and the two ladies decided to hire electric​ bikes so we could keep up with the boys. This proved a very... More 

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OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this review

Great thank you Elizabeth for your review. Pleased you have enjoyed the electric bikes and hospitality along the trail. We would love to see and pics: facilitator@otagocentralrailtrail.co.nz and have you as Facebook friend. Kind regards The Otago Central Rail Trail Team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This has been on my bucket list for a number of years and I finally co-ordinated a group of 10. While you need a reasonable level of fitness, you don't have to be super fit. We ranged in age from mid-50s to mid-60s but are all relatively active. We had five days of amazing views on bikes hired from Cycle... More 

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OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this review

Thanks Jane for your feedback, we hope you and your group had heaps of fun. We would love to see and pics: facilitator@otagocentralrailtrail.co.nz and have you as Facebook friend. Kind regards The Otago Central Rail Trail Team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

4 day 3 night tour organized by Shebikeshebikes. Every detail taken care of-bikes, accommodation, luggage transfer, and provided selection of places for meals to book ahead. Beautiful scenery, great exercise, fun instructional visit to the Naseby Curling Rink as a side tour.Fun meeting like-minded adventure tourers along the way. Taking the Taieri Gorge Railway to Dunedin was a beautiful end... More 

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OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this review

Thank you Elizabeth for you feedback, its great you had fun exploring the trail. Its great to see you managed to fit in some extras in your trip like the curling in Naseby and the train ride to Dunedin. We would love to see and pics: facilitator@otagocentralrailtrail.co.nz and have you as Facebook friend. Hopefully we will see you back :)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic experience, beautiful scenery & challenging but achievable. Our 4 days was wonderfully organised by the friendly team at ShebikesHebikes. Would do this again but take an extra day to see & do more (i.e. Curling).

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OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this review

Hi Karen Thank you for your feedback - we are delighted you have had a great time and agree that you need as long as possible to enjoy the many things to see and do. 5 days a minimum, its great that you are prepared to come back. We would love to see any pics: facilitator@otagocentralrailtrail.co.nz and have you as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a superb 5-day adventure! Shebikeshebikes made all the arrangements, gave advice on gear, clothing and training, provided excellent bikes and booked great accomodation. Support was excellent. And then the Trail! Oh my goodness, one of the best things I've ever done. Fab weather for 3days, unbelievable scenery, met some really nice people on the way. Pretty easy biking in... More 

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OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, pleased you have had a fantastic time, and the scale model of the solar system has just gone so its wonderful that you enjoyed that. We would love to see any pics: facilitator@otagocentralrailtrail.co.nz and have you as Facebook friend. We hope will come back to revisit us :) Kind regards The Otago Central Rail Trail... More 

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