Cycle the Otago Central Rail Trail
Cycling Tours
2 Day / 1 Night Wedderburn to Clyde Self Guided Tour - Ex Clyde
This tour is for those who have limited time to spend and want to taste the best parts of the trail. Leaving from Clyde and finishing back there after your tour makes this an attractive tour. Delivered to the highest point on the trail in a shuttle, you bike mainly downhill over the next 2 days back to Clyde. You will cycle through the amazing Poolburn Gorge with it's 2 tunnels and viaducts.

Day 1- Wedderburn to Omakau: Cycle 44km
Day 2- Omakau to Clyde: Cycle 36km
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Twin/Double Room (1 Night) Twin
26 Oct 21 - 30 Sep 22 $350
NOTE: Not included:
Transport to/from Queenstown and/or Dunedin
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Optional activities and upgrades
Personal expenses
Travel insurance
Includes: Standard bike hire for 2 days including helmet, repair kit and odometer (e-bike upgrade available)
1 night comfort accommodation on twin share basis (superior upgrade available)
Transport from Clyde to Wedderburn at the start of your trip (Transport to/from Queenstown can be added).
1x breakfasts
Luggage transfers each day (weight limit of 15kg)
Detailed trip itinerary and map
Otago Central Rail Trail Passport
$5 Donation to the Haehaeata National Heritage Trust
Panniers (optional extra)
3 Day / 2 Night Otago Central Rail Trail Self Guided
This 3 day Otago Central Rail Trail is a self-guided cycle tour, designed for cyclists wanting to ride the full trail at an average of 50km per day. You'll cycle the iconic tunnels and viaducts of the Poolburn Gorge and Ida Valley, admire the stunning Maniatoto Plains and enjoy local hospitality as you weave your way along the old railway line from Clyde to Middlemarch.

Day 1 - Clyde to Lauder: Cycle - 44km
Day 2 - Lauder to Ranfurly or Waipiata: Cycle 48km - 56km
Day 3 - Ranfurly or Waipiata to Middlemarch: Cycle 52km - 60km
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Twin/Double Room (2 Nights) Twin
26 Oct 21 - 30 Sep 22 $650
NOTE: Not included:
Transport to/from Queenstown and/or Dunedin
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Optional activities and upgrades
Personal expenses
Travel insurance
Includes: Standard bike hire for 3 days including helmet, repair kit and odometer (e-bike upgrade available)
2 nights standard comfort accommodation on a twin share basis and almost all ensuited (superior upgrade available)
Transport from Middlemarch to Clyde at the end of your trip (Transport to/from Queenstown/Dunedin can be added)
2 x breakfasts
Luggage transfers each day (weight limit of 15kg)
Detailed trip itinerary and map
Otago Central Rail Trail Passport
$5 Donation to the Haehaeata National Heritage Trust
Panniers (optional extra)
4 Day / 3 Night Otago Central Rail Trail Self Guided
This 4 day Otago Central Rail Trail is the most popular self-guided cycle tour, covering the full 152km trail from Clyde to Middlemarch. You'll cycle through the iconic tunnels and viaducts of the Poolburn Gorge and Ida Valley, admire the stunning Maniatoto Plains and enjoy local hospitality as you weave your way along the old railway line. Extra activities such as curling in Naseby, Hayes Engineering Works and a wine tour fit perfectly into this slower paced itinerary.

Day 1 - Clyde to Omakau or Lauder: Cycle 37km - 45km
Day 2 - Omakau or Lauder to Wedderburn: Cycle 24km - 31km
Day 3 - Wedderburn to Waipiata, Kokonga or Hyde: Cycle 21km - 46km
Day 4 - Waipiata, Kokonga or Hyde to Middlemarch: Cycle 52km - 27km
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Twin/Double Room (3 Nights) Twin
26 Oct 21 - 30 Sep 22 $850
NOTE: Not included:
Extra transport (e.g. to/from Queenstown or Dunedin)
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Optional activities and upgrades
Travel insurance
Includes: Standard bike hire for 4 days including helmet, repair kit and odometer (e-bike upgrade available)
3 nights comfort accommodation on twin share basis (superior upgrade available)
Transport from Middlemarch to Clyde at the end of your trip (Transport to/from Queenstown/Dunedin can be added)
3 x breakfasts
Luggage transfers each day (weight limit of 15kg)
Detailed trip itinerary and map
Otago Central Rail Trail Passport
$5 Donation to the Haehaeata National Heritage Trust
5 Day / 4 Night Otago Central Rail Trail Self Guided
This 5 day self -guided Otago Central Rail Trail is is our most leisurely itinerary, covering the full 152km trail from Clyde to Middlemarch. Explore the tunnels and viaducts of the Poolburn Gorge and Ida Valley, admire the stunning Maniatoto Plains and enjoy local hospitality as you weave your way along the old railway line. Extra activities such as curling in Naseby, Hayes Engineering Works and a wine tour fit perfectly into this slower paced itinerary.

Day 1 - Clyde to Omakau: Cycle 37km
Day 2 - Omakau to Oturehua: Cycle 30km
Day 3 - Oturehua to Ranfurly: Cycle 25km
Day 4 - Ranfurly to Hyde: 33km
Day 5 - Hyde to Middlemarch: Cycle 27km
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Twin/Double Room (4 Nights) Twin
26 Oct 21 - 31 Dec 22 $1,085
NOTE: Not included:
Extra transport (e.g. to/from Queenstown or Dunedin)
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Optional activities and upgrades
Travel insurance
Includes: Standard bike hire for 5 days including helmet, repair kit and odometer (e-bike upgrade available)
4 nights comfort accommodation on twin share basis and ensuited in most places (superior upgrade available)
Transport from Middlemarch to Clyde at the end of your trip (Transport to/from Queenstown/Dunedin can be added)
4 x breakfasts
Luggage transfers each day (weight limit of 15kg)
Detailed trip itinerary and map
Otago Central Rail Trail Passport
$5 Donation to the Haehaeata National Heritage Trust
5 Day / 4 Night Lake Dunstan and Otago Rail Trail Self Guided Tour - Ex Cromwell
Combine the new Lake Dunstan Trail with the iconic Otago Central Rail trail on this 5 day self-guided trip. From Cromwell you'll head through the wine-country of Bannockburn before heading through the stunning Cromwell Gorge featuring swing bridges and 'clip-on' trails. You'll then head out on the Rail Trail, exploring the tunnels and viaducts as you enjoy local hospitality and weave your way to Middlemarch. Extra activities such as curling in Naseby, Hayes Engineering Works and a wine tour fit perfectly into this slower paced itinerary.

Day 1 - Lake Dunstan Trail: Cycle - 40km
Day 2 - Clyde to Omakau or Lauder: Cycle 37km - 44km
Day 3 - Omakau or Lauder to Wedderburn: Cycle 24km - 31km
Day 4 - Wedderburn to Waipiata, Kokonga or Hyde: Cycle 21km - 46km
Day 5 - Waipiata, Kokonga or Hyde to Middlemarch: Cycle 52km - 27km
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Twin/Double Room (4 Nights) Twin
26 Oct 21 - 31 Dec 22 $1,115
NOTE: Not included:
Extra transport (e.g. to/from Queenstown or Dunedin)
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Optional activities and upgrades
Personal expenses
Travel insurance
Includes: Standard bike hire for 5 days including helmet, repair kit and odometer (e-bike upgrade available)
4 nights standard comfort accommodation on twin share basis (superior upgrade available)
Transport from Middlemarch to Clyde at the end of your trip (Transport to/from Queenstown can be added)
4 x breakfasts
Luggage transfers each day (weight limit of 15kg)
Detailed trip itinerary and map
Otago Central Rail Trail Passport
$5 Donation to the Haehaeata National Heritage Trust
Panniers (optional extra)
5 Day / 4 Night Lakes to Sea Guided Tour
This guided cycle adventure is a 5-day /4-night guided tour on the Otago Central Rail Trail with four to five hours each day spent cycling. The trail is vehicle-free, has an easy gradient and takes you through amazing scenery, over viaducts and through tunnels. Enjoy the atmosphere of historic hotels for a drink, a meal, and your overnight accommodation. Relax knowing that you have a local experienced tour guide and support vehicle while you are on the trail. Our guides are passionate and knowledgeable about the trail and the area, and this will all add to making this a tour to remember.

Day 1 - Clyde to Alexandra: Cycle 8km or 16km
Day 2 - Alexandra to Lauder: Cycle 36km
Day 3 - Lauder to Wedderburn: Cycle 34.5km
Day 4 - Wedderburn to Hyde: Cycle 43km
Day 5 - Hyde to Middlemarch: Cycle 29km
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Twin/Double Room (4 Nights) Twin
26 Oct - 30 Oct 21, 15 Nov - 19 Nov 21, 21 Feb - 25 Feb 22, 7 Mar - 11 Mar 22, 23 Mar - 27 Mar 22, 4 Apr - 8 Apr 22, 21 Nov - 25 Nov 22, 13 Feb - 17 Feb 23, 27 Feb - 3 Mar 23, 13 Mar - 17 Mar 23, 27 Mar - 31 Mar 23 & 26 Apr - 30 Apr 23 $2,015
NOTE: Not included:
Additional optional day tours (Wine Tour or River Cruise)
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Items of a personal nature including laundry, phone calls, etc
Travel insurance
Includes: Cycle equipment: trail bicycle, helmet, repair kit, panniers and odometer.
Personalised itinerary and map
4 nights accommodation in 3-4 star B + B's on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
4 breakfasts, 4 morning teas, 4 lunches, 3 afternoon teas and 3 dinners
Curling in Naseby
Ophir, St Bathans visits
Shuttle transport from Queenstown to Clyde (includes hotel pick up)
Shuttle transport from Middlemarch to Dunedin or back to Clyde or Queenstown if required
Luggage transfer
One knowledgeable driver/tour guide to accompany tour party and for on trail support
Car storage at either of our depots (Clyde or Middlemarch)
E-bikes (optional upgrade)
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Martina Bennett
Auckland
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