Which is it to be --- 3, 4, 5 days or more cycling the Rail Trail?

New Zealand’s most sparsely populated region, Central Otago in fact chock full of activities and attractions for all ages. Along with amazing scenery and on-trail features such as information panels, red ganger’s sheds (with information panels inside), bridges, viaducts and tunnels, almost all of the trail’s 12 communities have their own attractions and activities, as you’ll see by clicking on the place names on the ‘Journey’ schematic. Something else to consider when deciding on 3, 4, 5 days or more, on the trail’s loose gravel surface 10kph is around as fast as it’s safe to cycle. Even on a bike with comfort features, four to five hours a day riding the trail is about the most the average posterior can cope with.  

The Rail Trail Guide Book

The single most important resource when travelling the Central Otago Rail Trail

A beautifully crafted book with amazing photography by Peter Andrews showing Central Otago as it truly is, one of the most rugged, extreme and beautiful locations on the planet. Stunning scenery, amazing and important historical and current information, detailed maps, lists of accommodation, frequently asked questions, where to eat, how far between towns, etc. It’s all in here.

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