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Otago Rail Trail 1 Day Cycling Tour ex Clyde or Queenstown

Embark on a day cycling adventure in the Queenstown region with this independent cycling tour departing Clyde or Queenstown. Book your spot online here!
Otago Rail Trail 1 Day Cycling Tour ex Clyde or Queenstown

Highlights

  • 1 Day Cycling Trail Tour

  • Lunch at Omakau Commercial Hotel

  • 55kms cycling distance

  • Cycle past amazing scenery

  • Spectacular gorges on Otago Central Trail

  • Snacks and lunch included

Departing either Clyde or Queenstown in New Zealand's Otago region, this is the ultimate sightseeing adventure for those short on time! Travel around this beautiful region on a bicycle to get up close to the local flora and fauna and explore at your pace.

Stretching 55 kilometres in distance, this cycling adventure on the Central Otago Rail Trail is the ultimate challenge for those eager to get out and explore. Beginning in Clyde with a bike fitting, you'll be ready to tackle the trail that lays ahead of you. Throughout the cycling journey, you'll pass some incredible scenery, ride over two viaducts, bridges and tunnels while taking in the beautiful sights.

Though this is an independent journey, you'll be able to easily navigate your way using the easy-to-read maps along the trail. If finishing the 55 kilometres is a little much for you, you can take advantage of the complimentary pickups from Chatto Creek or Alexandra which will take you back to the beginning.

All riders are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes and bring with them bottled water and camera for the journey.

Tours depart Queenstown at 7:45 am to return at 6:30 pm and Clyde at 9 am to return at your own pace. All riders will be given snacks to enjoy throughout the day.

The ultimate outdoor adventure in the Otago region, book your spot on an independent cycling tour from Queenstown or Clyde online!

More info

Inclusions

  • Independent Cycling 1 Day Tour ex Clyde or Queenstown
  • 55kms cycling distance
  • Snacks for on the trail
  • Accommodation pick up from Queenstown (Queenstown departures only)
  • A la carte lunch at Omakau Commercial Hotel
  • Cycle equipment - bicycle, helmet, repair kit, panniers, odometer and trail documentation

Extras

  • $65 extra per person per day if wanting to upgrade to Electric Bikes (subject to availability)
  • Transport to and from Queenstown by bus (if you have selected Queenstown option)

Highlights

  • Your adventure starts in Clyde where you will be fitted to your bike at the depot
  • Ride over two viaducts, bridges and through two tunnels whilst cycling past amazing scenery
  • Enjoy a la carte lunch at the Omakau Commercial Hotel which was voted “Best Country Hotel in NZ 2016" where you can order off the menu
  • Cycle through one of the most spectacular gorges on the famous Otago Central Rail Trail
  • Complimentary pick up from Chatto Creek or Alexandra if you do not wish to cycle the full 55kms
  • The trail is clearly marked with maps provided which makes it easy to navigate your way around

Time

  • Ex Clyde - Arrive at Trail Journeys depot located right at the start of the trail at 9.00am for a 9.30am departure, tour finishes usually in the late afternoon (depending on how fast you cycle)
  • Ex Queenstown - Pick up from Queenstown accommodation at 7.45am and will return back to Queenstown at 6.30pm (guests require to conclude cycling at Clyde return by 5.00pm to catch the 5.00pm bus to Queenstown)

Location

  • Located at the start of the Otago Central Rail Trail - 16 Springvale Rd, Clyde 9391
  • Driving distance from Queenstown to Clyde is approximately 1 hour
  • Driving distance from Wanaka to Clyde is approximately 55 minutes

Hotel Pickup

If you have booked a hotel

  • Prior to completing your purchase, enter your hotel name in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time

If you have not yet booked a hotel

  • If you have not yet booked a hotel, enter the words 'hotel not known' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time

What To Bring

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Enclosed shoes
  • Bottle water
  • Camera

Additional Information

  • Tours operate all year round
  • Tour requires a minimum of 2 people to operate
  • Fitness level: Medium

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

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