Otago Rail Trail Classic

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5 Day(s)
Easy
150 Km
avg 30 Km
Guided

Ride New Zealand's most iconic cycling path along the old Central Otago branch railway line

Description

Voted #2 'Must Do Adventure' in the most recent edition of 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.

Information

Tour Location

Country:
NewZealand
Region:
South Island
From:
Christchurch
To:
Christchurch

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
5 Days
Level:
Easy
Terrain:
Flat (mostly)
More Options:
Electric Bike
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
NZD 1595

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
150 Km
Riding Days:
5
Month(s):
January|February|March|April|October|November|December

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: Available

Inclusions

4 breakfasts, 4 dinners
4 nights hotel/motel accommodation on twin share basis, mostly ensuite bathroom facilities
Professional qualified driver/guide
Private vehicle transport (except for Taieri Gorge train)
Taieri Gorge Train trip to Dunedin
Otago Rail Trail passport
Water bottle, water and snacks while cycling
Access and concession fees paid to the Department of Conservation
New Zealand Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Exclusions

International or domestic flights and taxes
Arrival and departure transfers
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
All beverages, other than breakfast
Bike hire (including helmet)
Optional activities (eg. Curling)
Personal expenses (eg. phone calls, internet, laundry, shopping etc)
Travel insurance
Visa (if required)
Tips

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