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Activities
  • 1 day self guided cycle
Accommodation
Meals

Price

1 dayfrom

$120NZD

Trip Code: TJQ

Trip highlights


  • Cycle through the stunning Poolburn Gorge
  • Venture through tunnels and across viaducts
  • Ride over the iconic bridge at Ophir
  • Explore the small townships of Lauder, Ophir, Omakau and Clyde

Our 1 Day Tunnels and Viaducts is a self-guided cycle tour through the most spectacular section of the Otago Central Rail Trail - the Poolburn Gorge.

Start your ride from Auripo (55km), and explore the small townships of Lauder, Omakau, Ophir and Chatto Creek and you make your way back to Clyde. Finish with a well deserved wine at a local winery or pib at the end of your day.

We'll shuttle you to Auripo provide a detailed map and bikes.

Scroll down to view the full itinerary, select your dates and fill out our booking form (please note this is tentative).

Inclusions

  • Standard bike hire for 1 day including helmet, repair kit and odometer (e-bikes available)
  • Transport from Clyde to Auripo
  • Detailed trip itinerary and map

  • Extra transport (e.g. to/from Queenstown or Dunedin)
  • Meals
  • Optional activities and upgrades
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

Bike information


Trail Surface


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Suitable for novice riders, families and others seeking an easy, relaxing cycling experience. Most bikes are suitable, including touring bikes, hybrid bikes and children’s bikes. E-bikes are also suitable as long as they are ridden appropriately and have sufficient battery capacity. Off-road trails are compacted gravel, with only gentle climbs and generally wide enough for side-by-side riding.


Departure dates

Departs daily

Notes

Note:
All bookings are tentative. Our team will do their best to get back to you within 48 hours to confirm your booking. If your preferred date is within 48 hours please ring 0800 724 587.

Want to organise a customised tour?

School groups, friends, family trips, corporate events and even making the trail accessible for everyone. Learn how you can organise a Customised Tour with Trail Journeys.

Total Priceper person from

$120NZD

Options & Supplements*
  • Return Transport from QueenstownNZD$130
  • Transport from Queenstown to Clyde (return)NZD$140
*Prices listed are per person and also from

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Why travel with us

First On The Trail

Trail Journeys is the largest and longest serving bike hire business on the Otago Central Rail Trail. We have helped more cyclists explore our region since the trail opened in 2000 than any other company.

EXPERT LOCAL ADVICE

Our team is passionate about the Central Otago Region and their extensive knowledge and experience means you get the very best advice - every time. We will help you tailor the right cycling itinerary for your needs.

Quality services

Expect first-class and flexible support both on and off the trail. With regular bag, passenger and bike transport services, expert cycle mechanics and experienced consultants, enjoy a stress free cycling trip with Trail Journeys.

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