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Cycle the Otago Rail Trail Tour - Queenstown - 4 Days

For 1 person
4 Days
$1,345 each
$1,345 each

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Highlights

  • Pedal along the infamous Otago Central Rail Trail over four days
  • Pass by stunning landscapes and small gold mining towns
  • Experience firsthand proper South Island hospitality at local taverns

Stretch your legs and prepare to cycle the spectacular Otago Central Rail Trail, the oldest rail trail in the country, over four days. Pedal past vine-laced valleys, lush farmlands and eclectic towns, and experience firsthand the famous hospitality of the South Island along the way.

What's Included?

  • Four day cycle the Otago Rail Trail
  • Transfers to and from Queenstown
  • Three nights' accommodation in hotels/guesthouses
  • Transport via bicycle, minivan (e-bike available, subject to availability)
  • Three breakfasts

Surrounded by stunning landscapes and steeped in 'southern hospitality,' the Otago Central Rail Trail is a fantastic journey on two wheels. There's no need to be a lycra-clad cycling machine during this cycling adventure, as you'll be riding on well graded, traffic-free paths. Begin your journey in Queenstown, where you'll be picked up at 8am and escorted to the start of the trail. Expect to pedal past a diverse range of landscapes including verdant plains, farmland, rolling hills and vineyards, and cross over numerous bridges and viaducts. You'll also cycle through small gold-mining towns like Alexandra, Omakau, Wedderburn and Hyde, and experience authentic South Island hospitality at local taverns along the way.

Sample Itinerary

  • Day 1: Queenstown and Otago Rail Trail
  • Day 2: Otago Rail Trail - Omakau to Wedderburn
  • Day 3: Otago Rail Trail - Wedderburn to Waipata
  • Day 4: Otago Rail Trail - Waipata to Middlemarch/Queenstown

Session Length

  • This experience is four days in duration
  • Starts at 8am and finishes on arrival back to Queenstown on Day 4 (approx 5pm)

Guidelines

  • The minimum age is 15 years
  • To complete this trip it is important that you are both confident and competent in riding a bicycle
  • This trip does not have a support vehicle but your luggage is transported for you from accommodation to accommodation each day. Luggage is limited to one bag per person, no heavier than 15kg

Cancellation

  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

Minimum of one and maximum of 12 participants.

Weather

The average New Zealand temperature decreases as you travel south. January and February are the warmest months. July is the coldest month of the year. Check the Met Service website for forecasts prior to travel. Trips on the South Island during winter are not run due to potential road closures and poor weather.

Dress Code

Please ensure you pack appropriate clothing for all weather conditions. A full list of what to bring with you on the trip will be provided after booking.

Other Info

A full itinerary and list of what to bring will be provided to you after booking.

This experience takes place on the Otago Rail Trail, departing Queenstown.

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