Big Sky Bike Adventures


Big Sky Bike Adventures are bringing a fresh new approach to make your Rail Trail experience amazing from start to finish. If you’ve only got one day to spend on the trail, you want to make it count!  We’ve cherry picked two of the best one–day rides for you to enjoy and wrapped them up in a One-Day Trail Adventure package

Starting at $75 for adults and $55 for children, these all-inclusive packages include pick-up and return transport to your accommodation (Naseby or Ranfurly area), bike hire, helmet, pannier, torch, complimentary gel seat; as well as viaducts, tunnels, charming villages and the spectacular big skies of Central Otago.

Or, from as little as $25, book a half-day or full-day bike rental from us and explore the trail at your own pace with our Big Sky Freedom Bike Hire.  Starting off from Ranfurly, cycle to Waipiata and enjoy stunning scenery and a ‘famous in Central’ pie from the Waipiata Country Hotel (16 km return).    Make it a full day trip to historic Oturehua  (50 km return) for a warm welcome at the Oturehua Railway Hotel and a tour of the fascinating Gilchrist's Store and Golden Progress Mine before gliding the gradual incline back to Ranfurly.   And if you only want to travel one way- transportation home is available on request.  

Our customised e-bikes are coming soon, but if you’re a traditionalist, our fleet of world renowned Giant bikes are reliable and comfortable.  Your big sky bike hire includes a helmet, rear rack, pannier, water bottle holder, repair kit and torch. To save your tush, there are also super-soft gel seats available.

Wherever your big sky bike adventure takes you, you’re guaranteed country hospitality, amazing scenery and a day to remember. 



Adult: Full day hire $40 / Half day hire $25

Child (under 12): Full day hire $30 / Half day hire $20

Tag-alongs, child trailer and baby seats also available for hire.



Time: 4-5 hours. Distance: 33 km

Price: $75 Adult / $55 Child

Min. 2 adults or 1 adult & 2 children.



Time: 4-6 hours. Distance: 35 km /47 km

Price: $80 adult / $60 child

Min. 2 adults or 1 adult & 2 children

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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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