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Cycle New Zealand: Otago Rail Trail

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
  • Bicycle tour
  • Explorer
  • Active and outdoor
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 4 days
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • max group size 12
  • Footprint carbonneutralCO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Ends Queenstown, New Zealand
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Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date prior to 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour You can select a new tour run by the same operator up to 30 days before departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cycle the spectacular Otago Central Rail Trail, the oldest rail trail in the country and voted 'New Zealand's Favourite Ride' for the past two years.
  • Ring along flat, trafficfree paths alongside some of the South Island's most stunning scenery.
  • Begin your journey in Queenstown, an outdoor paradise set among the stunning Southern Alps of New Zealand.
  • Experience firsthand the famous hospitality of New Zealanders on a trail built specifically to cater to cyclists.
  • Cycle in the company of an experienced guide as they share their unique perspective of this fascinating region.
The trip "Cycle New Zealand: Otago Rail Trail" starts from and ends in Queenstown. It is an active and outdoor tour that takes 4 days taking you through Queenstown, Omakau and Otago Central Rail Trail in New Zealand. "Cycle New Zealand: Otago Rail Trail" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

It’s almost like New Zealand was made for cycling. This is a land known for its natural beauty, welcoming people and delicious wine, and this cycling trip just happens to take in the best of it. Kick things off in the outdoor paradise of Queenstown, then cycle the famous Central Otago Rail Trail through small gold-mining towns like Alexandra, Omakau, Wedderburn and Hyde. Meander through the open plains with pristine rivers, enjoy some proper South Island hospitality at local taverns, and rediscover the joy of pedalling through one of the most gorgeous areas in the entire country.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 116 reviews
  • Enrica
  • From Switzerland
  • On Sep 29 2021
4 - Very Good
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Very Good
  • Emil
  • From Iceland
  • On Jun 17 2018
4 - Very Good
Emil's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
Very Good
  • Michael
  • From Canada
  • On Nov 27 2019
5 - Excellent
Michael's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
What an adventure through Cambodia and Vietnam. Culturally immersive. Organization-wise, excellent. Had a great time and wish I could do the tour agai. Recommended.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Queenstown & Otago Rail Trail
  • Day 2: Otago Rail Trail - Omakau to Wedderburn
  • Day 3: Otago Rail Trail - Wedderburn to Waipiata
  • Day 4: Otago Rail Trail - Waipiata to Middlemarch/Queenstown
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel/Guesthouse (3 nights)
Meals
  • 3 Breakfasts
Transport
  • Bicycle , minivan (e-bike available , subject to availability)
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Guided bike ride - Otago Rail Trail
  • Otago Rail Trail - 4 days Otago Central Rail Trail bike hire
  • Transfer to Queenstown
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Queenstown are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Cycle New Zealand: Otago Rail Trail tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycle New Zealand: Otago Rail Trail tour. You can cancel the tour up to 30 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 29 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 19 June 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 19 June 2022, a deposit of 99 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 29 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Cycle New Zealand: Otago Rail Trail tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Cycle New Zealand: Otago Rail Trail tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • Accommodation on the Otago Rail Trail can be booked out months in advance so there may be occasions where we stay in nearby locations to those advertised.
  • This itinerary does not have a full-time support vehicle constantly following the group. Your luggage is always transported for you (by vehicle) between accommodations.
  • Due to the relatively small distances cycled on this trip, we have a single leader that rides with the group.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
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