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Otago Central Rail Trail E-Bike Self-Guided Cycling Trail

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Otago Central Rail Trail E-Bike Self-Guided Cycling Trail

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From US$ 125.99 per person

Experience the 'Original Great Ride' of the extensive New Zealand Cycle Trail system by e-bike to remove the headwinds and the hills and get outside to enjoy nature.

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Duration 1 day
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  • Discover wide open spaces and amazing landscapes along the Otago Central Rail Trail
  • Ride on awesome e-bikes perfectly set up for this ride
  • Enjoy the Poolburn Gorge Section an amazing 45 metre high viaduct and 2 tunnels await
  • Stop for great food along the way, cafes, restaurants and iconic country hotels
Full description
In Clyde, you are fitted with your E-bike and briefed for your tour. Your driver will then take you to Auripo, on the way go through historic Ophir crossing one of New Zealand’s most iconic bridges, the Daniel O Connell Bridge. Built in the 1880's, Lord of the Rings fans may recognise it and your driver will give you a full commentary on all things local on the way. On arrival at Auripo, you will cycle off down the trail to the Poolburn Gorge. First up is the 40m high Railway Viaduct, closely followed by 2 tunnels. You will then cross the longest bridge on the Trail, and find little village of Lauder with the original train station (returned to the original spot after years of fundraising) awaits. From Lauder continues onto Omakau, from here you can add on a short detour to Ophir, check out New Zealand’s oldest operating Post Office, cross the historic stone bridge and re-join the Trail in Omakau. Crossover Tiger Hill and earn a drink at a local country hotel, before following the Manuherikia River to Alexandra. Then it is back via Rail Trail to Clyde or divert through Alexandra and follow the stunning River track back to Clyde.
  • Transfers
  • Guided commentary
  • E-bike
  • Maps
  • Drink bottle
  • Meals and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People who can't ride a bike

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Meeting point

25 Holloway Street, Clyde, Central Otago, New Zealand 9330

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Drones

Know before you go

  • Suitable for all ages, very easy terrain.
  • Bring comfortable clothes for riding and a windproof layer
  • Distances: Auripo to Lauder 10km, Lauder to Omakau 7km, Ophir Loop 5km, Omakau to Chatto Creek 12km, Chatto Creek to Alexandra 17km, Alexandra to Clyde (Rail Trail) 8km, Alexandra to Clyde (River Trail) 13km

Product ID: 172326