Otago Central Bike Trails



Custom Bikes and Full Itineraries – Explore the Otago Central Bike Trail with Cycle Surgery


Experience the beauty of the Otago Central Bike Trail in comfort with Cycle Surgery’s custom designed and built bike. Since 2000, our local operation has been providing customers with bike hire, shuttles, bag transfers, and full tour itineraries so they can enjoy the ultimate cycling experience in New Zealand. It is the country's best cycling trail and if you plan on travelling all of its beautiful 152 kilometres you need to ride in comfort. Cycle Surgery is the only company that makes its own specially designed rail trail bike. Our bikes are the absolute best hire bikes on the Otago Rail Trail.


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History of the Central Otago Bike Trail


At the turn of the 20th century, the Otago Central Railway was built to connect Central Otago with Dunedin. The railway served its purpose for much of the first half of the century but the rail industry declined and in 1990 the railway closed. Today, the 152-kilometre Otago bike trail runs along the old rail route. Because of its amazing sites including the Taieri Gorge and spectacular stonework, the trail has become a very popular tourist attraction. Tens of thousands of visitors come each year to walk, ride horses, and cycle along the trail. Cycle Surgery has been providing bike hire on the trail since we began operations in 2000.


Your Bike Hire Authority

Cycle Surgery is a locally owned and operated business with a passion for all things related to cycling. We love sharing our knowledge of cycling and of the Otago bike trail with anyone interested in touring the area. With our zeal for cycling the trail, our team of cyclists got together and designed what we believe is the perfect bike for the conditions on the Otago Central Rail Trail. Our custom bike is built with every client in mind. The gel seat offers maximum comfort for both males and females. Raised handlebars make it possible for riders to maintain a more upright position while riding. This helps relieve any strain on the neck and lower back. We designed the bike with large pedals so that riders have a more secure platform and do not develop sore arches and the bikes are of the highest quality - we guarantee their performance. In the rare event that you do have a problem with a bike, we will replace it with a new one.


Explore the Otago Bike Trails


Our goal is to provide our clients with the ultimate cycling experience in New Zealand. We can cater to those who desire a one-day tour or those who want to experience it all and do the 10-day tour. You can choose from accommodation that fits your budget and we will take care of the rest. Cycle Surgery provides shuttle transfers as well as daily bag transfers between your various accommodations. We offer suggestions for lunch and can arrange evening meal bookings. There are many off-trail activities that we can recommend and arrange for you and your party. If you are looking to experience the Otago Central bike trail, do it right. Call Cycle Surgery at 0800 292 534 and let us help you arrange an experience you will not soon forget.