Our Otago Central Rail Trail package is the perfect way to experience one of Aotearoa’s most famous cycle trails, while enjoying luxury accommodation along the way.
This adventure includes 4 days e-biking on the full length of the Otago Central Rail Trail from Clyde to Middlemarch, accompanied with 3 nights luxury accommodation along the route in different locations, and a delightful 2 course dinner at Kokonga Lodge.
All transfers are taken care of (including luggage transfers) so you all you have to do is get to Queenstown, and we will sort the rest!
Day 1: Cycle 37km from Clyde to Omakau
-8am Queenstown to Clyde Shuttle + Collect your hire bikes in Clyde
Today’s cycle takes you through ever changing landscapes – vineyards, dry rocky lands capes, the Manuherikia River and amazing views of the Dunstan and Raggedy Range. Stay overnight in the small township of Ophir. Hidden from the world in the small historic gold-mining town of Ophir, Pitches Store provides luxury accommodation with all the charm and special comforts you desire. Dine at the on-site award winning restaurant.
Day 2: Cycle 29km from Omakau to Oturehua
Today’s cycle includes the scenic Poolburn Gorge, with the magnificent Manuherikia Bridge and two tunnels. You will then cycle down the Ida Valley, surrounded by the most amazing mountain vistas. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of St Bathans. Your guide will pick you up from your accommodation and take you on a tour of Cambrians and St Bathans. Explore NZ history, visit the Blue Lake and enjoy a refreshment at the famous Vulcan Hotel!
Day 3: Cycle 43km from Oturehua to Kokonga
Today’s cycle takes you through the heart of the Maniototo. You will cycle through vast farmland, where you may be mistaken for thinking you are the only person on earth. Famous for its magnificent night sky – the Maniototo is often referred to as Big Sky country. Stay Overnight at Kokonga Lodge
Day 4: Cycle 41km from Kokonga to Middlemarch
Today’s cycle takes you through the scenic Upper Taieri Gorge. Cycle alongside the Taieri River through the picturesque gorge from Daisybank to Hyde. The final stretch from Hyde to Middlemarch take you down the middle of the valley with the Rock and Pillar Range on one side and the Taieri Ridge on the other.
-At the completion of your ride, it is a short 1 hour shuttle from Middlemarch to Dunedin. Alternatively, you can return to Queenstown, however this is a 3.5-hour shuttle.
*3 Nights’ Accommodation at Pitches Store, Marchburn Country Lodge and Kokonga Lodge for 2, Including Daily Breakfast
-2 Course Dinner at Kokonga Lodge for 2
–Central Cycle Trail Co. Comfort Step Thru E-Bike hire for 2 people (4 days) + helmet, e-bike charger, comfort gel seat cover, pannier, puncture repair kit including spare tube, tyre levers, multi tool, patches and a pump
-Comfortable shuttle transfers – Queenstown to Clyde, Middlemarch to Dunedin + luggage transfers throughout (max. 15kg per bag)
-2.5 Hour Guided Tour of Cambrians & St Bathans including a visit to Blue Lake & Vulcan Hotel for Refreshments
*Add $75 per person if you wish to shuttle to Queenstown at the end, as opposed to Dunedin
*Available 1st October 2021 to 30th April 2022
Central Cycle Trail Co. provides the only e-bikes custom-built for the Central Otago cycle trails, for maximum comfort and reliability. You’ll be provided access to the Central Cycle Trail Co. app with all your trip details at your fingertips, and an On-Trail Guarantee: If you have a problem, don’t want to cycle part of the trail, incur an injury, or just want them to fix something, they’re only a phone call away and ready to help.