South Island Bike Rail Trails



The Best South Island Bike Trail? Let Cycle Surgery Help You Experience the Otago Rail Trail


New Zealand’s South Island is rich in breathtaking scenery and many of its must-see attractions can be viewed via bike trails. There are several such trails on the island but none can offer you what Cycle Surgery can – the ultimate cycling experience on a custom built bike designed especially for traversing the Otago Central Rail Trail. The South Island rail trail is open year-round for tourists to experience the beauty of one of New Zealand's most spectacular and historical scenes. Cycle Surgery has been providing custom bike hire on the trail for over a decade and has been in the cycling industry since its inception in 2000. We are passionate about cycling and the Otago bike trail. It is one of the great sights on South Island and we aim for our clients to have the ultimate cycling experience on what we believe is the best trail in the country.


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A South Island Bike Trail for Everyone


One of the things that makes the Otago bike trail a perfect holiday getaway for anyone is that it is a grade 1 cruise. The trail follows the route of the old Otago Central Railway and is mostly flat except for the occasional long incline. The trail is perfect for couples, families, and groups of friends who enjoy travelling together. It is also a popular attraction for corporate groups who wish to build some unity and morale. The trail is just over 150 kilometres in length and visitors can ride the entire trail or opt for the popular one-day ride between Auripo and Omakau. It really is a trail for everyone.


Why Choose Cycle Surgery

Among South Island bike trails, the Otago Central Rail Trail offers 150km of beautiful scenery, fascinating history, and cycling fun. Cycle Surgery can make sure you enjoy everything the trail has to offer and we make sure you do it comfortably and conveniently. We arrange your shuttle transfers, all of the baggage transfers, take care of your bike hire, and provide full tour itineraries no matter how long you choose to stay. There are many themed tours from which to choose and we can also custom design an itinerary that suits you and your party. Also, we can book your evening meals and even help you enjoy a range of activities off the trail if you desire.

The other reason why Cycle Surgery is a popular choice for bike hire on the Otago Rail Trail is the bikes. Our team of cyclists designed a bike specifically for the conditions on the Otago trail. Our bikes are made of the finest materials and designed so that riders enjoy the trail in comfort. Raised handlebars and a gel seat make for a perfect upright riding position that takes stress off of the neck and back. Our bikes have both front and rear disc brakes which help to improve control and safety. They are the best hire bikes on any South Island bike trails.

When you come to South Island, a trip to the Otago Central Rail Trail is a must. For your bike hire and more, call Cycle Surgery on 0800 292 534 or send us an enquiry through our website.