Otago Central Cycle Trail Itinerary



Get a Custom Otago Central Trail Cycle Itinerary for an Adventure of a Lifetime or a Laid-Back Journey


Are you looking for a cycle tour up to 10-days for you and your family, or perhaps a corporate event? Look no further than a custom-designed trip along the glorious 152-kilometre Otago Central Trail. At Cycle Surgery, we’ll work with you according to your budget and other needs to devise a full exploration or relaxed passage, stopping wherever you wish through your Otago Central cycle trail itinerary. We offer local knowledge with a variety of client needs and can help you decide where you might need a rest stop and what the trail offers along the way.


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On the Otago Central Trail, experience the unique scenery and off-trail activities, towns and their attractions, dining, and accommodation. We can shuttle you to your start place, pick you up when you finish and transport your baggage daily for your stayovers. We offer cycle hires, Taieri Gorge Railway tickets, lunch ideas, evening meal bookings, and overnight accommodation. Cycle Surgery’s Rail Trail Shuttle runs between Clyde and Middlemarch and back, daily—we can drop you off and pick you off wherever you choose. Locally-owned, Cycle Surgery proudly provides a complete customer service, skill, knowledge in Central Otago, and passion for cycling. Make your Otago cycle trail itinerary easy to plan, start, and complete.


Comfortable, Durable, Reliable, Fun Bikes Will Transport You along Your Otago Central Cycle Trail Itinerary

Cycle Surgery bike fleet is among the strongest, most dependable, and comfy bicycles available, custom-designed for the Otago Central Trail. A cycle trail itinerary through Otago Central can take you off the path, into towns, and more. Small or tall, we offer unisex bikes featuring top-quality components including Duro tyres for strength and traction, and suspension forks making it easier to remain in control over obstacles. Our bikes also have Shimano gearing for reliability, seat posts for comfort, raised handle bars so you can sit upright and avoid lower back and neck strain.

Experience the best in cycling with large pedals for a secure riding platform, front and rear disc brakes for safety, and gel seats with additional elastomer to assure everyone is in complete comfort along the way. Travelling at full speed or moseying along, Cycle Surgery has the best bicycles for the trail.


Winding Through South Island, New Zealand, Poolburn Gorge, and the Manuherikia River, the Trail is a Mix of Flat Land and Gentle Slopes

Your cycle trail itinerary in Otago works well for just about any fitness level as it gently curves across relatively flat land and over slight inclines and, if you want, we can suggest off-road ventures in the rugged wilderness. Known as New Zealand’s “original great ride,” with Cycle Surgery, your biking trip through South Island will be the ultimate cycling experience whether you want a fitness challenge or a tranquil excursion.

From riding to touring towns along the way, we’ll even advise you on the distance between toilets along the trail. You may want to check out “Alex” (Alexandra), the biggest town on the Trail, known for excellent shops, dining, vineyards, historic buildings, and gold panning, Alex is an oasis along the Clutha River amidst the arid Knobby Ranges. Or visit Queenstown, which many call the “adventure capital of the world.” Want a small town? Wander through Oturehua (meaning “place where the summer star (Antares) stands still” in Maori) and sip a brew at the old country pub. Let us advise and customise a cycling itinerary for you along the beautiful Otago Central Trail.