Cycling Tours - South Island, New Zealand
Central Otago Rail Trail
Cycle through the awe-inspiring beauty and diverse rural landscapes of Central Otago on a road-based version of the historic Rail Trail. Experience the charm of Central Otago's rural communities, steeped in gold mining history. Stay in quaint accommodations in small kiwi villages and enjoy a sense of connectedness to the real people of New Zealand. Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown’s stunning scenery will take your breath away.
"Quite possibly the most spectacular area I have ever had the pleasure of cycling. The scenery was amazing, the people were incredibly friendly and we loved every minute of the riding"
- Jane Lakes United Kingdom.
Today we start the day back in the van to Wedderburn, made famous by Graeme Sidney’s watercolor. At Wedderburn we head downhill all the way first to Ranfurly for Tea and a chance to enjoy its’Art Deco architecture. Next we ride across the Maniototo Plain to Waipiata. We pass by the remnant of Taieri Lake before we enter the Upper Taieri Gorge and pass through tunnels and over bridges before we travel down into the valley to the Hyde Hotel our accommodations for the night.