South Island Otago Rail Trail - on bikes, buses and trains

South Island Otago Rail Trail - on bikes, buses and trains

Vulcan Hotel, old gold mining town in Bathans, along the Central Otago Rail trail, NZ

Vulcan Hotel, old gold mining town in St Bathans, off the Central Otago Rail Trail, NZ

Chatto Creek Tavern, Central Otago Whether you are in need of a meal or overnight accommodation along the Rail Trail.   http://www.centralotagonz.com/where-to-stay-in-central-otago

Chatto Creek Tavern, Central Otago Whether you are in need of a meal or overnight accommodation along the Rail Trail. http://www.centralotagonz.com/where-to-stay-in-central-otago

Today would be our last day traveling on the bikes, and we had a big day planned. We had to finish the Otago Central Rail Trail (62 km) and then ride about 20 km on the road to a little town to catch the Taieri Gorge Vintage Steam Train to the city of Dunedin on the east coast.

We had to finish the Otago Central Rail Trail km) and.

A unique variation on the scenic train journey is to travel the historic 'mile a year' railway line from Clyde to Middlemarch by bicycle.  The Otago Rail Trail with its original viaducts, tunnels, and railway stations is a fascinating bike ride with spectacular scenery.  The trail is suitable for all fitness levels as it is relatively flat and can be broken into short sections if you're not keen on biking the entire 150km.

A unique variation on the scenic train journey is to travel the historic 'mile a year' railway line from Clyde to Middlemarch by bicycle. The Otago Rail Trail with its original viaducts, tunnels, and railway stations is a fascinating bike ride with spectacular scenery. The trail is suitable for all fitness levels as it is relatively flat and can be broken into short sections if you're not keen on biking the entire 150km.

Otago rail trail...we enjoyed Murray to Mountains so much that this is on list

we enjoyed Murray to Mountains so much that this is on list

Ranfurly Motels, Ranfurly 150 metres from the Rail Trail.  Self contained units, close to all amenities. http://www.centralotagonz.com/where-to-stay-in-central-otago

Ranfurly Motels, Ranfurly 150 metres from the Rail Trail. Self contained units, close to all amenities. http://www.centralotagonz.com/where-to-stay-in-central-otago

With rolling hills, tall peaks, rushing rivers, rich farmland, exquisite vineyards and some excellent country pubs, Central Otago has a lot to offer a visiting mountain biker.

The Golden Trails of Central Otago

Historic cob cottage in field near central otago rail trail at Hyde New Zealand. Blue sky with white clouds.

Historic cob cottage in Hyde, Central Rail Trail, South Island, New Zealand Bill Gibson-Patmore.

Famous Otago Central Rail Trail

We offer bike hire, free itinerary planning of your cycling holiday, transport to & from the Otago Rail Trail, bag transfer & free accommodation booking service

http://www.msn.com/en-nz/travel/tripideas/cycling-new-zealands-otago-central-rail-trail/ar-BBklsVp

Cycling New Zealand's Otago Central Rail Trail

On the Otago Central Rail Trail, Tunnel near Hyde by Bay Lair Gang, via Flickr

On the Otago Central Rail Trail, Tunnel near Hyde by Bay Lair Gang, via Flickr

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