2 days of fun - just enough for the uninitiated or time strapped customers.
If you only have a couple of days to spare you can still see and enjoy the best two parts of the Otago Central Rail Trail including side trips to Ophir, Matakanui, St Bathans and Naseby. Shuttle transfer options are available from Queenstown on the first morning prior to starting your adventure. Finish your adventure with Taieri Gorge train to Dunedin or return shuttle to Clyde or Queenstown.
You cycle from Lauder to Oturehua (22.5km) and Waipiata to Hyde (25km) while enjoying various side trips and activities along the way with our experienced tour guides. Trail Journeys can take the hassle out of a Quickstop tour, organising all your bookings, transport and baggage transfer so you can get maximum comfort and enjoyment on your trip.
Because you only have a couple of days we start you further down the Trail and pick you up before the end. You still get to see interesting parts of the trail but if time is not in your favour this 2 day package is ideally suited. A taste now will have you wanting to come back for more at a later date when you have the time.
See the highlights
This 2 day tour travels through some of the the most interesting and picturesque parts of the Trail in the Central Otago area. This is part of New Zealand's only multi-day cycle trail on an old historic railway line and is highlighted by the two gorges that you will pass through. Venture into 3 preserved, but dark tunnels and over some fantastic viaducts.
Enjoy the hospitality
After a hard days riding on the trail you will be ready to enjoy the real Southern hospitality and outstanding food and wines served by the local hostelries you visit. Make the most of our cool climate Central Otago wines at the end of the day in the comfort of the "local" pub (hotel). The country style meals or the fine cuisine cater for all tastes.
Add on other activites
While cycling might form the core activity on your tour, we can incorporate other activities such as Motorsport, 4WD adventures, Curling, Farm visits and many more.
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Our Rail Trail ride was one of the highlights of our holiday in NZ. The scenery was fantastic and, for us old codgers, gave us a sense of achievement – 2 of our party hadn’t ridden a bike since their teens! The quality of your setup there is really excellent …. From making the arrangements to the quality of the bikes. I thought the cost was eminently reasonable. When we come back to NZ, you will be on our list for a re-visit.
PETER TACHAUER - UK