This 1 day cycle tour has you cycling through one of the most spectacular gorges on the famous Otago Central Rail Trail. Cycling on a vehicle free trail with an easy gradient you will cycle through amazing scenery whilst riding over viaducts, bridges and through tunnels. Our driver will transport you from Clyde highlighting points of interest along the way before arriving at Auripo where you can start the mainly downhill ride back to Clyde.
Your adventure starts in Clyde where upon arrival at our depot you will be fitted with your bikes, briefed on your tour and then we will transport you through to Auripo where you will start your cycle ride back to Clyde. You are required to be at our depot by 9.00am for a 9.30am departure where we will transport you North into the peace and quiet of the Ida Valley. Before you begin we will provide you with a light snack and answer any last minute questions that you may have about the tour. The ride will take you through the Poolburn Gorge featuring two tunnels and two viaducts all set in a secluded rocky gorge. You then cycle the remainder of the morning through to Omakau where you will stop at the Omakau Commercial Hotel for lunch. After lunch back on the bikes to cycle the remainder of the trail through Chatto Creek (option to be picked up from here if requested, included in the price) and then onto Alexandra. In Alexandra, clients can carry on the Railtrail to our office in Clyde, or take the scenic, peaceful River Track back to Trail Journeys (an additional 8kms).
- Cycle equipment which includes bicycle, helmet, repair kit, panniers, odometer and trail documentation
- Snacks for on the trail and lunch at Omakau Commercial Hotel (lunch at 1.00pm)
- Transport: Clyde to Auripo by bus (departing Clyde at 9.30am)
- Pick up from Chatto Creek or Alexandra if you do not wish to cycle the full 55kms
Optional Add On’s:
- Transport to and from Queenstown by bus or rental car (see ex Queenstown price option)
Prices: minimum 2 pax (Adults) ex Clyde
Retail Rate 2016-2017 = NZD$199.00pp (2-4 pax) NZD$165.00pp (5+ pax)
Prices: minimum 2 pax (Adults) ex Queenstown
Retail Rate 2016-2017 = NZD$295.00pp (2-4 pax) NZD$260.00pp (5+ pax)