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1 Day Taste the Otago Rail Trail Package

´╗┐Total Cycling Distance 30-55 kms

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$225

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Overview

The Otago Rail Trail in New Zealand, has a number of great options if you want to experience a taste of the Central Otago Cycle trail in just one day with a Taste the Otago Rail Trail Bike Package. Options available include starting in Dunedin, Clyde or Queenstown, with all bike hire, transfers and lunch included. Tours from Dunedin also include travel on the iconic Taieri Gorge Railway.

Taste the Trail

Taste the Trail

Taste the Trail

Taste the Trail

Taste the Trail

Hindon Vuiaduct Taieri Gorge Railway

Option A - Taieri Gorge Railway

Option A: Unsupported Tour   Ex Dunedin:

30 kms Cycling

This independent tour takes you to the spectacular Otago Central Railtrail where, after leaving Dunedin at 8.00am and travelling in a comfortable modern van to the unique Maniototo District, you will be set off on your custom built bike with your helmet and supplied carrier bag to experience 30km of cycling with a slight downhill gradient, The days highlight must be the lovely trail section be-tween Daisybank and Hyde with the Taieri River close by, Capburn and Prices Creek bridges followed by the last tunnel certainly make this a very special part of the trail. Ideal for all ages and experience, this package includes snacks for on the trail and a packaged lunch. You finish the cycling leg of your day at the Historic Hyde Hotel, where there is a superb character café and bar available for you to sit and reflect on your journey. We will then pick you up by bus and take you to Pukerangi and meet the fantastic Taieri Gorge Excursion Train for the 2 hour journey back to Dunedin.

Option B: Unsupported Tour Ex Clyde:

Minimum distance cycled: 30km, mostly downhill, maximum distance is 58km

Fit with bikes and depart our Clyde base at the start of the Rail Trail at 9.15am, we transport you North into the peace and quiet of the Ida Valley. Before you begin, we will provide you with a light snack and answer any last minute questions that you may have about the tour. The ride will take you through the Poolburn Gorge featuring two tunnels and two viaducts all set in a secluded rocky gorge. They then cycle the remainder of the morning through to Omakau where we will stop at the Omakau Commerical Hotel for lunch. After lunch back on the bikes to cycle the remainder of the trail through Chatto Creek (option to be picked up from here if requested, included in the price) and then Alexandra. In Alexandra, clients can carry on the Rail Trail to our office in Clyde, or taking the scenic, peaceful River Track back to Clyde. Return before 5.00pm.

Option C: Unsupported Tour Ex Queenstown:

Minimum distance cycled: 30km, mostly downhill, maximum distance is 58km

Transport from Queenstown to Clyde on Intercity bus leaving Queenstown at 7.45am. Fit with bikes and depart our Clyde base at the start of the Rail Trail at 9.15am, we transport you North into the peace and quiet of the Ida Valley. Before you begin, we will provide you with a light snack and answer any last minute questions that you may have about the tour. The ride will take you through the Poolburn Gorge featuring two tunnels and two viaducts all set in a secluded rocky gorge. They then cycle the remainder of the morning through to Omakau where we will stop at the Omakau Commerical Hotel for lunch.

After lunch back on the bikes to cycle the remainder of the trail through Chatto Creek (option to be picked up from here if requested, included in the price) and then Alexandra. In Alexandra, clients can carry on the Rail Trail to our office in Clyde, or taking the scenic, peaceful River Track back - Return back to Clyde before 4.30pm. (This is required for the Queenstown option to make connection with the bus transfer).

Cost per person

2018-19

Option A - Unsupported from Dunedin

  • 1 Person - No Minimum Number: NZ$285

Option B - Unsupported from Clyde

  • 2-4 people: NZ$225
  • 5 or more people: NZ$190

Option C - Unsupported from Queenstown

  • 2-4 people: NZ$320
  • 5 or more people: NZ$285

Electric e-Bike Upgrade: NZ$45

2019-20

Option A - Unsupported from Dunedin

  • 1 Person - No Minimum Number: NZ$299

Option B - Unsupported from Clyde

  • 2-4 people: NZ$235
  • 5 or more people: NZ$205

Option C - Unsupported from Queenstown

  • 2-4 people: NZ$360
  • 5 or more people: NZ$325

Electric e-Bike Upgrade: NZ$45

Option A: Unsupported Tour   Ex Dunedin:

30 kms Cycling

This independent tour takes you to the spectacular Otago Central Railtrail where, after leaving Dunedin at 8.00am and travelling in a comfortable modern van to the unique Maniototo District, you will be set off on your custom built bike with your helmet and supplied carrier bag to experience 30km of cycling with a slight downhill gradient, The days highlight must be the lovely trail section be-tween Daisybank and Hyde with the Taieri River close by, Capburn and Prices Creek bridges followed by the last tunnel certainly make this a very special part of the trail. Ideal for all ages and experience, this package includes snacks for on the trail and a packaged lunch. You finish the cycling leg of your day at the Historic Hyde Hotel, where there is a superb character café and bar available for you to sit and reflect on your journey. We will then pick you up by bus and take you to Pukerangi and meet the fantastic Taieri Gorge Excursion Train for the 2 hour journey back to Dunedin.

Option B: Unsupported Tour Ex Clyde:

Minimum distance cycled: 30km, mostly downhill, maximum distance is 58km

Fit with bikes and depart our Clyde base at the start of the Rail Trail at 9.15am, we transport you North into the peace and quiet of the Ida Valley. Before you begin, we will provide you with a light snack and answer any last minute questions that you may have about the tour. The ride will take you through the Poolburn Gorge featuring two tunnels and two viaducts all set in a secluded rocky gorge. They then cycle the remainder of the morning through to Omakau where we will stop at the Omakau Commerical Hotel for lunch. After lunch back on the bikes to cycle the remainder of the trail through Chatto Creek (option to be picked up from here if requested, included in the price) and then Alexandra. In Alexandra, clients can carry on the Rail Trail to our office in Clyde, or taking the scenic, peaceful River Track back to Clyde. Return before 5.00pm.

Option C: Unsupported Tour Ex Queenstown:

Minimum distance cycled: 30km, mostly downhill, maximum distance is 58km

Transport from Queenstown to Clyde on Intercity bus leaving Queenstown at 7.45am. Fit with bikes and depart our Clyde base at the start of the Rail Trail at 9.15am, we transport you North into the peace and quiet of the Ida Valley. Before you begin, we will provide you with a light snack and answer any last minute questions that you may have about the tour. The ride will take you through the Poolburn Gorge featuring two tunnels and two viaducts all set in a secluded rocky gorge. They then cycle the remainder of the morning through to Omakau where we will stop at the Omakau Commerical Hotel for lunch.

After lunch back on the bikes to cycle the remainder of the trail through Chatto Creek (option to be picked up from here if requested, included in the price) and then Alexandra. In Alexandra, clients can carry on the Rail Trail to our office in Clyde, or taking the scenic, peaceful River Track back - Return back to Clyde before 4.30pm. (This is required for the Queenstown option to make connection with the bus transfer).

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