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1 Day Taste the Otago Rail Trail Package

´╗┐Total Cycling Distance 30-55 kms

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$180

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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: Magic Maniototo Ex Dunedin:

33 kms Cycling

This 1-day cycle tour has you cycling through parts of the Taieri Gorge on the famous Otago Central Rail Trail. The trail is vehicle-free, has an easy gradient and takes you through amazing scenery, over viaducts and through tunnels. Our driver will transport you from Dunedin to Waipiata, highlighting points of interest along the way, where you can start the mainly downhill ride back to Hyde

Option B: Taste of Trail Auripo 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: Taste of Trail Auripo 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

September 2020 - May 2021

Option A - Unsupported from Dunedin

  • 2-4 people: NZ$295

Option B - Taste of Trail Auripo from Clyde

  • 2-4 people: NZ$245
  • 5 or more people: NZ$180

Option C - Taste of Trail Auripo from Queenstown

  • 2-4 people: NZ$370
  • 5 or more people: NZ$310

Electric e-Bike Upgrade: NZ$50

Option A: Magic Maniototo Ex Dunedin:

33 kms Cycling

This 1-day cycle tour has you cycling through parts of the Taieri Gorge on the famous Otago Central Rail Trail. The trail is vehicle-free, has an easy gradient and takes you through amazing scenery, over viaducts and through tunnels. Our driver will transport you from Dunedin to Waipiata, highlighting points of interest along the way, where you can start the mainly downhill ride back to Hyde

Option B: Taste of Trail Auripo 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: Taste of Trail Auripo 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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