About Trail Journeys

We have the Otago Cycle Trails covered

We are located in New Zealand's South Island, in the Central Otago region at the start of the Otago Central Rail Trail, Clyde Railhead and Middlemarch at the Dunedin end of the Otago Central Rail Trail trail. Trail Journeys has been on the Clyde site since the year 2004 when Nev and Ritch investigated the opportunity with the Department of Conservation. 

Some extensive renovations undertaken at the Clyde and Middlemarch sites gives Trail Jouneys a building that helps provide its customers with a great launching pad for their journey on the Otago Rail Trail. 

Trail Journeys can arrange as much or as little of your Otago Rail Trail cycling itinerary as you desire. We offer a free itinerary planning and booking service, we have our own fleet of over 500 hire bikes; we provide passenger, luggage, and bike transport as well as booking other transport services, accommodation and off trail side trips like curling or wine tours.

Trail Journeys also specialise in providing top quality guided tours and we employ passionate locals as our guides. A major step in 2008 was to secure premises at Middlemarch so both ends of the trail could be serviced properly. Showers are a welcome treat when you finish the trail along with a shop with merchandise and momentos of your cycle trip. Setting up in Middlemarch also involved the establishment of card operated fuel dispensing equipment to preserve the only fuel outlet in Middlemarch.

New Custom Built Avanti Bikes for Trail Journeys Fleet

Trail Journeys have developed, in conjunction with Avanti, a new bike specifically for the trail and from our 10 years experience on the trail we have identified areas that are important to our customer and our service depart. These include puncture resistant tyres, good quality bearings and comfortable riding position with high rake stems and some bikes come with handlebars that sweep back slightly for maximum comfort, soft comfort saddles and many other features identified by our staff.

Award Winning Business

Trail Journeys has been named the "Supreme Tourism Business" award winner at the 2010 Otago Business Excellence Awards diner in Dunedin on the 26th November 2010. Managing Director, Neville Grubb, said this award is recognition for the years of hard work, attention to detail and a fantastic staff. He accepted the award on behalf of all the staff at Trail Journeys. Trail Journeys has also taken out the local Central Otago Tourism and Business awards for excellence in both areas.

Massive growth rate attributed to quality service

From 2003 until today the business has continued to grow based around their unwavering committment and passion for excellence, their systems and their customer service (Take time to read a few comments and look at some of the photos in our testimonals pages from customers who have cycled the trail with us. This testimonal pages are regularly updated with our most recent customers feedback and any photos they may have sent us). The business has now catered for 10's of thousands of customers doing the length of the trail or just parts of the trail to date with very, very few problems.

Trail Journeys operate from Clyde and Middlemarch. Both premises have been extensively refurbished and provide showers, workshop, bike hire and many other services associated with the Rail Trail. The business now includes an Information Centre to give customers all the information needed and services required to have a successful experience on the Otago Central Rail Trail.

For printable map of Clyde location CLICK HERE

For printable map of Middlemarch location CLICK HERE

Trail Journeys offers Rail Trail merchandise, refreshments and a retail outlet for cycle clothing and accessories. Bookings for other activities in the Central Otago can also be made through our new booking terminal. If you need accommodation, travel, guided trips or wine tour bookings in our area, Trail Journeys are happy to help with your requirements.