We’ll organise your perfect itinerary based on exactly what you want to do during your ride. Enjoy the vineyards, boutique accommodation, fine dining and a true adventure. Like we always say; savour the ride, we’ll handle the rest.
Central Otago isn’t short on luxurious encounters so why not pair those together with your two-wheeled sojourn through the stunning area?
Your tour of indulgence begins before you even arrive. We’ll organise your perfect itinerary based on exactly what you want to do during your ride. Want to spend more time in the Bannockburn area, with its renowned vineyards, olive groves and the spectacular Lake Dunstan as a backdrop? We’ll sort it for you.
If you’d rather tackle the Rail Trail during the day and pull into boutique lodges that will ensure you can sit back and relax in style, then we know just the places.
Of course, during your time in the saddle, we’ll make sure everything is handled, from luggage transfers between your accommodation, to on-call assistance, to top-of-the-line bikes built for these trails. Like we always say, savour the ride, we’ll handle the rest.
Enjoy delicious meals at renowned restaurants serving local fare.
Rest and recharge in luxury boutique accommodation each night.
See the rail trail and its stunning surrounds on bikes built specifically for Central Otago’s terrain.
Visit charming trailside towns and experience the warm, inviting southern hospitality.
From pick up at the airport, to getting bikes sorted, to have accommodation all sorted and also lovely restaurants booked ... It all was very well done! Friendly and helpful staff, doing their very best to sort out any issues immediately. Bikes were very comfortable and enjoyable!
From Pip & Lauren organising our accommodation and logistics, to Audry & Dave carrying out our transfers and face-to-face, we (group of seven friends) had a fantastic time in May, cycling from Middlemarch to Clyde. The bikes, the accommodation, the restaurants, the attention to detail - everything was perfect. Even the weather played its part. Thank you so much. Would not hesitate to recommend Cycle Surgery to anyone thinking about doing this trip.
This is the second time some of our group have used cycle surgery to plan all aspects of our bike trip. Everything went without a hitch. Accommodation was very good, the bikes, particularly the ebikes were excellent and made what could be a bit of a slog into a pleasant few days outings. will use them again no doubt.
We cycled the trail with our three children aged 11 10 and 8 over 5 days. Our Itinery was perfect for us and everything went super smoothly... we loved all our accomodation apart from Inverlair lodge which was disappointing for the price we paid. Loved all the reccomendations for cafes, pubs along the way, food was outstanding. Central Cycle Trail Co. made it super easy, bikes were awesome and really lovely arrival in Middlemarch with hot choccies for kids on beanbags in the sun 🤩 Trip was above expectations, April perfect time of year to go.
Shuttle from Queenstown to Clyde.
Luxury accommodation, including breakfast.
Dinners at renowned Central Otago restaurants
Daily Bag Transfers - 1 Bag Per Person.
Central Cycle Tours Rail Trail 29ner Bike Hire or E-Bike
Central Otago weather can be very changeable. We recommend being prepared for all seasons and always carrying a waterproof jacket and leggings, gloves, sunscreen, a hat and warm clothes to put on if you get wet. These items will all easily fit into your panniers.
Much of the Rail Trail is relatively flat, as the railway line which once ran through its course between Middlemarch and Clyde could not be built on steep gradients. This makes it the perfect off-road experience for the whole family, regardless of fitness level. Only more experienced riders should tackle the Adrenaline Junkie trails.
As New Zealand’s weather is notoriously changeable, pack for all conditions, regardless of the season. You may encounter glorious sunshine, driving rain, gusting winds and snow – all in the same day!
Our luggage shuttles will carry your main bags between locations each day. But here are a few essentials to have on you for the ride. Snacks and water - there are great cafes and shops along the way so you also can purchase as you go. There are eco-toilets along the trail, however, please carry your own toilet paper. Sunscreen. Mobile phone and charger. Small first aid kit. Torch for exploring the tunnels along the trail.