Our free planning and booking service ensures your Big Sky Bike Adventure is as individual as you are!
We’re here to make your Otago Central Rail Trail experience amazing from start to finish. Tell us how many days you have, how far you want to bike every day and whether your budget is rice-crackers, caviar or somewhere in-between, and we’ll custom design the perfect rail trail itinerary for you – absolutely free of charge! With accommodation options ranging from cosy cottages and charming country pubs through to luxury lodges, we can put together a personalised, fully itemised itinerary so you can make the most of your time on and off the trail. And whether your off-trail wish-list includes curling, night sky tours, haunted hotels, a whisky distillery - or anything else you can think of, we have the contacts and the local knowledge to make it happen for you.
From getting you on and off the trail all the way through to dinner bookings, we'll handle all the details so all you have to do is enjoy the stunning landscapes and big skies of Central Otago... and pedal a bit of course! And our exclusive Big Sky Promise guarantee ensures your Rail Trail adventure with us will be hassle free and worry free!
Your Big Sky package includes;
Bike Hire - Our fleet of NZ designed Black e-Bikes and Avanti track and trail bikes and are reliable and comfortable (well, as comfy as anything can be when you sit on it for 152 kilometres... that’s why we throw in free gel seats!)
Accommodation - We help you choose the accommodation best suited to your groups requirements.
Transport to and from the trail - daily shuttles from Queenstown and Dunedin to Clyde or Middlemarch, mean comfortable, convenient transfers to and from the Trail.
Bag Transfers - reliable daily bag transfers between your accommodation.
We're on call 24/7 - we promise that if you encounter a problem, we’re only a phone call away - if you call, we’ll know who you are, where you are and where you’re heading. You’ll never be lost in the crowd with us.
Exclusive Big Sky Itinerary and map Package - You'll receive your comprehensive printed itinerary folder - including maps, details, directions, dinner bookings and all the all the information you need to have the best Rail Trail experience PLUS your complimentary Big Sky goodie bag of rail trail essentials.
"I know it’s your job but it’s very obvious that you love what you do and care about the experience your clients receive" Linda Mc, NZ.
"We absolutely LOVED it! I actually contacted about 5 different companies to get quotes for the Rail Trail and Big Sky was by far the most helpful, organised and friendly company to deal with. Your itinerary was clear and easy to follow, your tips and recommendations were all spot on, and the whole process was seamless" Brittany, NZ.
"Everything about Big Sky is customized to your own needs and preferences. Don’t expect to get limited choices from a menu of services. I was concerned that this custom approach would be expensive. I was wrong. Big Sky’s services are affordable and budget conscious.You cannot plan an Otago Rail Trail trip this well on your own!" Larry, U.S.A
The only operators based half-way along the Rail Trail in the historic gold-mining village of Naseby (the home of curling; also known for legendary hospitality and spontaneous outbreaks of bagpipe playing), Big Sky Bike Adventures is proudly local and owned and operated by two generations of the Crawford family. We look forward to meeting you and your family, and introducing you to our very special part of the world.
Contact us anytime about our two to five day personalised itineraries, one day highlights packages or casual bike hire.Enquire Now
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.More Info