Three totally different environments, with a twist! This trip encompasses all three of our magic trails; the “Original Great Ride” The Otago Central Rail Trail, the spectacular Roxburgh Gorge and the riverside Clutha Gold. The twist is a wonderful ride (a little challenging) from Middlemarch to Lawrence via Lake Mahinerangi.
Pre ride – 2pm collection by us from Queenstown – informative tour back to Clyde, free use of bikes overnight.
Then begin your trip;
Day 1– 37kms Clyde to Omakau / Ophir via river track and Chatto Creek
(overnight Tigerhill Lodge)
Day 2 – 41.5kms Ophir / Omakau to Wedderburn – enjoy the stunning Poolburn Gorge (maybe curling late afternoon)
(overnight Wedderburn Lodge and Cottages)
Day 3 – 46kms Wedderburn to Hyde via Rural Art Deco, Ranfurly, then the upper Taieri Gorge enjoy another tunnel and viaduct.
(Overnight Hyde School Accommodation and Eatery)
Day 4– 27kms Hyde to Middlemarch, pass the site of one of NZ’s worst train disasters and in to the small town of Middlemarch.
(overnight Annandale BnB)
Day 5– 21kms Middlemarch to Clarkes Junction, todays challenge is “Deep Stream”.
(overnight Clarkes Junction Country Hotel)
Day 6– 51.5kms Clarks Junction to Lawrence, Lake Mahinerangi awaits.
(overnight The Lawrence Townhouses – with Massage chairs and a spa)
Day 7– 43kms Lawrence to Millers Flat via The Big Hill Tunnel, Lonely Graves and Horseshoe bend bridge (overnight The Quince Boutique BnB)
Day 8– 30kms Millers Flat to Lake Roxburgh Village via Roxburgh town and Pinders Pond.
(overnight Lake Roxburgh Lodge)
Day 9– 33kms Lake Roxburgh Village to Clyde the spectacular Roxburgh Gorge and Alexandra to Clyde Anniversary River Trail (overnight Dunstan House).
What you get:
• Hire of our latest Avanti 29er or Scott 27.5 bikes, these are 27 speed and have hydraulic disc brakes. These come with; helmet, tool kit, drop down panniers, dual density gel seats and ergo grips. We also have Electric Bikes – Scott E Sub Tour and E Aspects
• Accommodation with continental breakfast
• All transfers including luggage
• Informative 1.5 hour drive from Queenstown
What it costs:
Pricing on application as this will vary with your accommodation requirements and duration of trip. This itinerary is a guideline only and can be tailor-made to suit your group. We are able to do this at standard or superior .