4
Introductory to Moderate

Traveller Rating

 

Activities
  • 1 day self guided cycle
Accommodation
Meals

Price

1 dayfrom

$345NZD

Trip Code: TJR

Trip highlights


  • Cycle through the remote, idyllic Roxburgh Gorge
  • Discover old gold mining relics and mining huts
  • Enjoy a jet-boat transfer, and gold mining history tour on the Clutha Mata-Au River
  • Cycle the river trail from Clyde to Alexandra (optional)

The 1 Day Roxburgh Gorge Trail is a self-guided cycle tour from Clyde to Roxburgh Day along the mighty Clutha Mata-au River.

Start your day today with a cycle from Clyde through to Alexandra, either 8kms down the Rail Trail or 14kms kilometres on the slightly more technical, but scenic river track. From Alexandra, you start the Roxburgh gorge, with a 10kms cycle to Doctors Point where you join the jet-boat transfer to Shingle Creek. Keep an eye out for historic gold mining relics and huts as you make your way through the gorge. A highlight for many, with commentary of the gold mining history scattered in the hillside.

From Shingle Creek it is a further 11kms through to the Roxburgh Hydro where you will be picked up this afternoon and shuttled back through to Clyde or Queenstown.

This morning you'll meet at the Trail Journeys Depot in Clyde for bike fitting and tour briefing, before starting you cycle through to the Roxburgh Hydro Dam. Start your day today with a cycle from Clyde through to Alexandra, either 8kms down the Rail Trail or 14kms kilometres on the slightly more technical, but scenic river track. From Alexandra, you start the Roxburgh gorge, with a 10kms cycle to Doctors Point where you join the jet-boat transfer to Shingle Creek. Keep an eye out for historic gold mining relics and huts as you make your way through the gorge. A highlight for many, with commentary of the gold mining history scattered in the hillside. From Shingle Creek it is a further 11kms through to the Roxburgh Hydro where you will be picked up this afternoon and shuttled back through to Clyde.

Meals:  Nil


Inclusions

  • Standard bike hire for 1 day including helmet, repair kit and odometer (e-bike upgrade available)
  • Transport from Roxburgh Hydro to Clyde at the end of your trip (Transport to/from Queenstown can be added)
  • Jet boat transfer - Doctors Point to Shingle Creek
  • Detailed trip itinerary and map
  • Panniers

  • Transport to/from Queenstown
  • Meals
  • Optional activities and upgrades
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

Bike information


Trail Surface


Accommodation


Grading

Introductory to Moderate  
4

The 1 Day Roxburgh Gorge Trail is graded Introductory to Moderate. The trails are mostly wide with a compacted gravel trail surface but there can be exposure in places along the Gorges. Most of the trails are a gentle gradient, with some hills, switchbacks and undulations. You will need a reasonable level of fitness and we recommend training on compacted gravel trails. E-bikes are suitable as long as they are ridden appropriately with battery management.


Departure dates

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

$345NZD

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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