The Poolburn Gorge Section is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the Otago Central Rail Trail as it cuts through the Raggedy Range that separates the Manukerikia and Ida Valleys. Highlights of this section of the trail include the 37m high Poolburn Viaduct, two tunnels, the trails longest bridge and Central Otago stunning landscapes.
You also have the option to take a side trip to historic Ophir before cycling down Tiger Hill to the Chatto Creek Tavern. Relax and refresh yourself at the Tavern and we collect you from here, or you can carry on to Alexandra and we will pick up you and your bikes there.
Auripo to Chatto Creek: 29.5km, 34.5km if you do the side trip to Ophir
Auripo to Alexandra: 46.5km, 51.5km if you do the side trip to Ophir
What you get:
• Hire of our latest Avanti or Scott Bikes, including helmet, top mounted pannier and tool kit. Find out more about our bikes here.
• Transport to Auripo via Ophir
• Pick up from Chatto Creek or Alexandra and return to Clyde
• We can also offer complimentary transfers from Cromwell to Clyde with collection from your accommodation at around 8.45am and return to Cromwell at 4.30pm for groups of 4 plus.
What is costs:
From $100 per person
Departure Times and Duration:
Trip departs on demand with a minimum of 2 people.
Allow 5- 6 hours for the whole experience including some time to stop for a bite to eat and something to quench your thirst!
Bookings are highly recommended. Contact us to book!