5 Day Otago Rail Trail - Christchurch to Christchurch

Tour Code: GT005

Ride New Zealand’s most iconic cycle trail along the vehicle free Central Otago branch railway line.



Cycle the dedicated cycle trails of NZ's original great ride. Go deep into history through tunnels, over bridges, along railways & riverside paths. Experience the local 'southern hospitality' of Central Otago. Savour delicious local wine & food, and stay in great accommodation. Admire architectural gems in Clyde, Ophir, Ranfurly & Dunedin. Try your hand at 'curling' in Naseby. Marine wildllife cruise in the Otago Harbour on the Sootychaser. Explore Oamaru’s atmospheric Victorian precinct and the Pacific Coast.

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Tour Detail

Experience the full breadth and depth of New Zealand’s original Great Ride on our fully guided and supported trip on the Otago Central Rail Trail.  You’ll enjoy easy riding on this trail created especially for cyclists, walkers and horses.  Following the old branch line from Clyde to Middlemarch, it takes in grand landscapes, railway heritage and charming country towns.


Tasty cafe breakfasts (x4), gourmet picnic or cafe lunches (x4), two course restaurant dinners (x4) catered to all dietary requirements. 4 nights comfortable motel/hotel accommodation on a twin share basis. Experienced guides who handle all the hard bits and share epic stories (2 guides with groups of 8 or more). Tasty nutritious snacks, drinks and treats plus our famous morning and afternoon teas. Wine tasting at a Central Otago vineyard and curling at Naseby. Marine wildllife cruise in the Otago Harbour on the Sootychaser. Visit to St Bathans to see the incredible Blue Lake. Full vehicle support along the trail including trailer for luggage. Transport from Christchurch (return). Otago Rail Trail passport to collect stickers as you ride the trail. Pre departure information kit to help you plan and prepare. Rider fees paid to the Department of Conservation and Trail Trusts for ongoing maintenance and improvements. Please Note: a $100 peak holiday supplement is added to tours in the high season or Public Holiday.


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The Detail Stuff

Departure Dates:
21 Oct 2024-25 Oct 2024, 03 Nov 2024-07 Nov 2024, 27 Jan 2025-31 Jan 2025, 24 Mar 2025-28 Mar 2025

Cost:$2495.00 NZD

No. of Days:5

Tour Type:,

Support Level:



Kms Per Day:22 - 59

Grade:1 – Easy

Single Supplement:$495.00 NZD

Bike Hire:From $150

Meals:4B, 4L & 4D

Accommodation:4 nights comfortable motel/hotel accommodation on a twin share basis