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Cycle Surgery Bike Hire

Cycle Surgery Hire Bikes are the only completely custom designed hire bike available for hire on the Rail Trail. Designed by Dave, a NZ cycling representative with over 20 years' experience in the cycling industry.  Dave has designed the Cycle Surgery fleet specifically for the Otago Central Rail Trail with comfort and reliability at the forefront of the design features.

Adults Hire Bikes

A comfortable and reliable Cycle Surgery hire bike is essential on the Rail Trail.


New 2018 Uni-Sex Step Thru 27.5"  $40.00 per day




New 2018 Rail Trail 29ner $50.00 per day

RT 29ner

E-Bike - $120.00 per day (1-2 day hire) and $95.00 per day (3+ day hire)



Tandem Bike

$70.00 per day

Pannier Hire
$5.00 per day with hire bike
$10.00 per day without bike hire



Bikes Kids

16" Kids Bike $30.00 per day

20" Kids Bike $30.00 per day

24" Kids Bikes $30.00 per day

$20.00 per day

Kids Seats (up to 25kg)
$20.00 per day

Kids Trailer – Phillips
$30.00 per day

Luggage Trailer
$20.00 per day


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Cycle Surgery is the go-to bike hire company for anyone about to embark on the Otago Central Rail Trail, one of New Zealand’s most popular and family-friendly tourist attractions.

The Otago Central Rail Trail

This breathtakingly picturesque trail provides a wonderful experience for all the family, featuring a range of historical sites, sumptuous landscapes and plenty of places to stop off for a spot of famous Otago hospitality. However, the landscape is a unique one, and requires a cycle that can adapt to its unusual geography.

This is where we come in. Our specialist New Zealand cycling pro Dave has designed bikes that are perfectly suited to take on the idiosyncratic landscape of the Otago trail. Dave has over 20 years of experience in the cycling industry, and knows how to make a bike that can adapt to every rider’s needs.

The Otago Rail Trail bike from Cycle Surgery

Made with comfort and reliability in mind, the Rail Trail Bike assures users that their vehicle will keep going no matter the terrain. It helps riders to adopt a comfortable, upright position, so they will not experience any aches or pains in the days following their adventure. In addition, its raised handle bars, gel seat, large pedals and quality duro tyres mean the bike offers maximum comfort with excellent traction and strength.

The custom design of our bike is such that every user is able to experience the Otago Rail Trail on their own terms, and make the most of its rolling hills and lush blue skies. Much of the Otago trail is relatively flat, as the railway line which once ran through its course between Middlemarch and Clyde could not be built on steep gradients. In this way, it provides a perfect off-road experience for the whole family regardless of fitness level. What’s more, if every member of the family has one of our specialised rail trail bikes with them, they can keep up with each other and enjoy the experience together.

Cycle Surgery hire

Hire prices start from $40 per day for adult bikes and $30 per day for kids. In addition, we offer add-ons and special features such as tandem bikes, pannier hire, tag-a-long options for kids, kids’ seats, and luggage trailers for as little as $20. Indeed, we pride ourselves on our exceptional levels of customer care and are committed to providing affordable, safe and efficient services to all our clients.

To find out more about Otago Rail Trail bike hire, please contact us today.