This cycle adventure is a 5 day/4 night guided tour on the Otago Central Rail Trail, a scenic and historic journey into the Central Otago heartland. You'll cycling 4 to 5 hours per day on a vehicle free trail with an easy gradient, traversing ever-changing mountainous, rugged landscapes, tunnels, viaducts, spectacular river gorges, old historic gold-mining villages and more. Finish your Otago Central Rail Trail cycling adventure with Taieri Gorge Train ride - scenic, spectacular and riddled with history and nostalgia.
You will soon to understand why Otago Central Rail Trail is favoured by so many cyclists. You can get a Rail Trail Passport, which can be stamped at every historic station you pass through. You will ride passing many beautiful Mountain ranges, Rock and Pillar Range, the Kakanuis, Rough Ridge, Raggedy Range, the Hawkduns and the Dunstan Range. But you won't have to climb any of them, because the trail follows an old railway line. You will ride through many charming historic townships, with cafés and restaurants showcasing the region’s fantastic food, wine and beer. Let your thoughts wander to the next meal, because great food, wine and craft beer are part of this amazing adventure.
You'll be supported with a local experienced tour guide and support vehicle while you are on the trail. The guides are passionate and knowledgeable about the trail and the area and this will all add to making this a tour to remember.
Accommodation is included each night at old historic hotels. You luggages will be transferred to accommodation. You only need to carry a daypack.
All meals are included for the duration of the cycling tours as well as transfers to and from Queenstown.
The 'Mountains to The Sea' Cycling 5D4N tour is a relaxed cycling tour for you to experience the iconic Otago Central Rail Trail.