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4 Day Central Otago 3 Trail Bike Experience

Cycling Distance 143 kms

Days
4

Pricing From
$1035

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Overview

Embark on a grand tour of Central Otago’s famous cycle trails – New Zealand's "Original Great Ride" Otago Central Railtrail, the scenic Roxburgh Gorge Trail, and the historic Clutha Gold Cycle Trail. Enjoy the first day cycling the renowned Otago Central Railtrail downhill for most of the trail as you ride from Auripo to Alexandra, and feast your eyes in one of the most spectacular sections of the trail at Poolburn Gorge.

Spend the next 3 days exploring the Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold Trails as you ride from Alexandra through to Lawrence. While the Roxburgh Gorge Trail is steeper than the Railtrail requiring some climbs (or pushing the bicycle on some steeper sections of the trail) and downhill rides, it can be ridden in its entirety as it is wide and features great surface. There’s also fantastic scenery passing through secluded gorges, verdant farmlands, and the swift, turquoise waters of the Clutha River to enjoy.

Accommodations at Alexandra, Roxburgh and Beaumont are twin/double share.

4 Day Central Otago 3 Trail Bike Experience

4 Day Central Otago 3 Trail Bike Experience

4 Day Central Otago 3 Trail Bike Experience

4 Day Central Otago 3 Trail Bike Experience

4 Day Central Otago 3 Trail Bike Experience

4 Day Central Otago 3 Trail Bike Experience

4 Day Central Otago 3 Trail Bike Experience

4 Day Central Otago 3 Trail Bike Experience

Itinerary

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Day 1Otago Central Rail Trail - Auripo to Alexandra47 kms Cycling

Clyde marks the start of your adventure on the Otago Central Rail Trail. Here you will be fitted with your bicycles and given a briefing of your tour, after which you will be transported through to Auripo where you get on the saddle for the ride back to Alexandra. We will transport you North into the tranquil Ida Valley by 9:30AM, so we require everyone to be at our depot by 9AM.

The ride takes you through the engineering marvel of the Poolburn Gorge carved with two tunnels and spanned by two viaducts, all set in a remote rocky gorge. Spend the rest of the morning cycling through to Omakau where you can enjoy a break for lunch.

Afterwards, get on the saddle again to ride the remainder of the trail through to Chatto Creek and finally onto Alexandra where you will stay the night.

Day 2Roxburgh Gorge Trail - Alexandra to Roxburgh31 kms Cycling (B)

Connect with the start of the Roxburgh Trail from Alexandra and cycle through to Doctors Point Boat Ramp where you meet with your boat operator who will transfer you through to Shingle Creek. Enjoy the boat ride as you soak up the magnificent bluffs and learn more about the area.

You continue your cycle adventure at Shingle Creek after you disembark, and ride through to Roxburgh where a photo opportunity at Roxburgh Dam Lookout awaits and your accommodation for the night is located.

As there is no opportunity to buy refreshments from Alexandra to Roxburgh, have some food packed at Alexandra before you leave in the morning.

Day 3Clutha Gold Trail - Roxburgh to Beaumont45 kms Cycling (B)

From Roxburgh, follow the Clutha River and pass through Millers Flat and The Lonely Graves site as you ride the Clutha Gold Trail. Then cycle through to Beaumont where your overnight accommodation awaits. You can buy lunch at either Roxburgh or Millers Flat.

Day 4Beaumont to Lawrence20 kms Cycling (B)

Fuel up for your ride from Beaumont to the historic goldmining township of Lawrence. Your journey on the saddle starts after breakfast, and you leave the Clutha River to head for rolling farmland inland, passing through Tunnel Hill before arriving at Lawrence.

Before your transport drives you back to Clyde later in the afternoon, you will have time to explore the town and enjoy some lunch.

Cost per person Twin Share

September 2019 - May 2020

  • From Clyde: NZ$1,035
  • From Queenstown: NZ$1,145
  • Single Supplement: NZ$173

September 2020 - May 2021

  • From Clyde: NZ$1,120
  • From Queenstown: NZ$1,227
  • Single supplement: NZ$411

Electric e-bike upgrade: NZ$180

* These package prices are subject to the suggested accommodation being available at the time of booking. Alternative accommodation may change the price

Itinerary

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Day 1Otago Central Rail Trail - Auripo to Alexandra47 kms Cycling

Clyde marks the start of your adventure on the Otago Central Rail Trail. Here you will be fitted with your bicycles and given a briefing of your tour, after which you will be transported through to Auripo where you get on the saddle for the ride back to Alexandra. We will transport you North into the tranquil Ida Valley by 9:30AM, so we require everyone to be at our depot by 9AM.

The ride takes you through the engineering marvel of the Poolburn Gorge carved with two tunnels and spanned by two viaducts, all set in a remote rocky gorge. Spend the rest of the morning cycling through to Omakau where you can enjoy a break for lunch.

Afterwards, get on the saddle again to ride the remainder of the trail through to Chatto Creek and finally onto Alexandra where you will stay the night.

Day 2Roxburgh Gorge Trail - Alexandra to Roxburgh31 kms Cycling (B)

Connect with the start of the Roxburgh Trail from Alexandra and cycle through to Doctors Point Boat Ramp where you meet with your boat operator who will transfer you through to Shingle Creek. Enjoy the boat ride as you soak up the magnificent bluffs and learn more about the area.

You continue your cycle adventure at Shingle Creek after you disembark, and ride through to Roxburgh where a photo opportunity at Roxburgh Dam Lookout awaits and your accommodation for the night is located.

As there is no opportunity to buy refreshments from Alexandra to Roxburgh, have some food packed at Alexandra before you leave in the morning.

Day 3Clutha Gold Trail - Roxburgh to Beaumont45 kms Cycling (B)

From Roxburgh, follow the Clutha River and pass through Millers Flat and The Lonely Graves site as you ride the Clutha Gold Trail. Then cycle through to Beaumont where your overnight accommodation awaits. You can buy lunch at either Roxburgh or Millers Flat.

Day 4Beaumont to Lawrence20 kms Cycling (B)

Fuel up for your ride from Beaumont to the historic goldmining township of Lawrence. Your journey on the saddle starts after breakfast, and you leave the Clutha River to head for rolling farmland inland, passing through Tunnel Hill before arriving at Lawrence.

Before your transport drives you back to Clyde later in the afternoon, you will have time to explore the town and enjoy some lunch.

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