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Otago Central Rail Trail One Day Wonder Cycle tour

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The Otago Central Rail Trail is the Original Great Ride in New Zealand's burgeoning Cycle Trails Network. This particular section of the trail is the most spectacular - it also suits travelers on a short time frame and a high level of fitness is not required.

What You'll Get


Your trip will start at 9am at our shop in Historic Clyde. You will be fitted out for your Bikes, Trek Roscoe 7's and be given information on points of interest along the way, then transferred to Auripo for your days ride by our very knowledgeable driver.

From Auripo, you cycle a short distance to the Poolburn Gorge this is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the Otago Central Rail Trail as it cuts through the Raggedy Range that separates the Manuherikia and Ida Valleys. Highlights of this section include the 37m high Poolburn Viaduct, two tunnels, the trails longest bridge and Central Otago stunning landscapes.

After 10kms the Lauderstationside Cafe is the perfect stop for coffee and great scones.

Continuing along the Rail Trail, the option to take a side trip to historic Ophir beckons, before cycling down Tiger Hill to the Chatto Creek Tavern. Relax and refresh yourself at the Tavern and we collect you from here at 3.30pm, or you can carry on to Clyde.

Cycling distances; Auripo to Lauder 10kms, Lauder to Chatto Creek 19kms, Chatto Creek to Alexandra 18kms, Alexandra to Clyde (via Rail Trail 8kms, via the River Trail 12kms).

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
  • Use of bicycle
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Full commentary by a very knowledgeable driver to the drop off point
  • Bike It Now! Drink Bottle
  • Cycle Helmet
  • Top mounted Pannier bag

  • Lunch

Departure Point
Bike It Now!, 25 Holloway Street, Clyde 9391, New Zealand

Departure Time
9:00 AM

6 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Bike It Now! in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.