Voted #2 ‘Must Do Adventure’ in the most recent edition of Lonely Planet’s New Zealand guide book, this adventure will have you cycling back in time to New Zealand’s rural past along a trail that has been specifically converted for walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders ‑ with no motor vehicles allowed!
The trail follows the old Central Otago branch railway line from Clyde to Middlemarch, passing through many towns along the way. This trip is not just about the cycling but rather exploring the many small towns and abandoned gold diggings as well as meeting the locals. Along the way you can even try your hand at the ancient art of curling (bowls on ice).
You can choose to start the trip in either Christchurch or Queenstown and finish either in Dunedin or back in Christchurch. The adventure culminates with you enjoying one of the world’s great train trips on the spectacular Taieri Gorge Railway into Dunedin.
This adventure is fully supported leaving you with no concerns about accommodation or luggage.