Otago Central Rail Trail, Central Otago

Walk, cycle, or ride horseback along Otago Central Rail Trail to discover the spectacular landscape of the Otago region. This 150 km (93.2 mi) route runs between Middlemarch and Clyde, where the Otaga Central Railway used to operate. You'll pass vast countryside, mountains, and numerous attractions along the way, including the historical Old Dunstan Road, which was used by gold miners in the 1800s. Towns in the area are well equipped with restaurants and accommodations, but it's a good idea to bring plenty of food and water. Pubs serve as a particularly cozy rest spot after a long day on the trail--giving the route its affectionate nickname, the "Ale Trail." Using our custom trip planner, Omakau attractions like Otago Central Rail Trail can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • we just completed the rail trail from Clyde to Middlemarch. An awesome experience on really well maintained trails. The river section at Clyde is really cool. Thanks to Lois and the others at Bik it N...  more »
  • We have just completed the One Day Wonder Rail Trail ride finishing at Clyde. Bike hire and transport from BIKE it NOW, Clyde.A most amazing days ride. The best out of all the other one day rides we d...  more »
  • Our family of four cycled this wonderful trail in five days, and shebikeshebikes organised everything for us. Their advice was spot-on and all the arrangements were perfect. The bikes were sturdy and ...  more »
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