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03 528 1550 183 High Street, Motueka 7120

9 DAY CENTRAL OTAGO BIKE TOUR from only $1,799

Your Overall Experience

Central Otago’s rolling hills turn from green to gold in the glistening sunlight providing a backdrop to a succession of tiny, charming gold-rush towns where farmers mingle with cyclists at quaint historic townships. As well as being one of the country’s top wine regions, the area provides fantastic opportunities for those on two wheels to explore a part of the world that has been lost in time; from the prehistoric mountain ranges in the distance, to the remnants of prospectors past and the industrial infrastructures dotted throughout.

This easy paced terrain bike tour follows the path of the former railway line that traverses the Central Otago region between the towns of Clyde and Middlemarch, with free time at leisure either side in Queenstown and Dunedin.. With vehicle assistance throughout, a luggage service, all the essential equipment provided and energetic local guides you are all set for a memorable adventure. Each stop along the way has a story to tell, a wine to try and even a go at the quirky Scottish sport of curling. A truly unique experience, this 9 day tour includes 8 nights accommodation, a 5 day semi-guided bike tour with concierge vehicle assistance, bike hire with essential equipment and more

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Enjoy time at leisure in the resort town of Queenstown
  • Visit the historic gold rush town of Arrowtown
  • Enjoy 5-day semi-guided bike tour of the iconic Otago Rail Trail
  • Visit the historic towns of Hyde, Waipiata, Oturehua and more
  • Take the opportunity to send a postcard from NZ’s smallest working post office
  • Visit the charming historic gold mining town of Ophir
  • Visit the tiny town of Lauder, known for having New Zealand’s cleanest air
  • Tour Hayes Engineering Works, a historical example of Kiwi Ingenuity
  • Stop in at Gilchrist’s Store in Oturehua, NZ’s oldest operational General Store
  • Walk around the scenic Blue Lake in the historic village of St Bathans
  • Visit the famously haunted Vulcan Hotel in St Bathans
  • Visit the Art-Deco town of Ranfurly
  • Enjoy a tour of the Lammermoor Whisky and Gin Distillery at Lammermoor Station
  • Stay in the historic gold rush village of Naseby and marvel at its crystal clear skies
  • Enjoy the ancient Scottish sport of Curling on New Zealand’s only indoor curling rink
  • Cycle across the Maniototo Plain towards the Upper Taieri Gorge
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in beautiful Dunedin

INCLUSIONS:

  • 8 nights 3-star accommodation in quality lodges and hotels
  • Daily continental breakfast from Day 4 to 7
  • Full concierge vehicle assistance along the rail trail
  • Tour leader assistance from Day 3 to 7
  • Daily bag transfer between locations so you can cycle freely
  • Rail Trail Passport and certificate of completion
  • Bike hire for the duration of the rail trail including
  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Pump
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Gel seat
  • Pannier (two on request)
  • Bike light
  • Drink bottle
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Transfers from Queenstown to Clyde and Middlemarch to Dunedin

ITINERARY:

TERMS & CONDITIONS

This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. For a full list of terms and conditions, speak to your World Travellers travel agent.

Details

TRAVEL DATES:

Selected departures: 24th Oct, 24th Nov & 14th Dec 2020
25th & 31st Jan, 7th Feb, 14th Feb, 17th Feb, 12th Mar, 18th Mar, 24th Mar, 5th, 9th, 12th April 2021

PRICED FROM: $1,799 per person twin share

SALE ENDS: 27th August 2020

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