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Off The Rails Cycle Tours

Ranfurly, New Zealand
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About Off The Rails Cycle Tours
Cycle the Otago Central Rail Trail in comfort. Our fully supported 4 day / 3 night cycling packages feature front suspension mountain bikes, helmet & waterproof panniers, our own superior heritage accommodation in Ranfurly, continental breakfast & home baking, personalised transport & optional sightseeing excursions, all tailored for your comfort and enjoyment. Departures from Sept to May. Customised itineraries, stand alone accommodation, mountain bike hire and transfers also available.
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Brigette M wrote a review Yesterday
Singapore12 contributions1 helpful vote
We did the 4 day, 3 night cycle tour and were blown away at how knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and entertaining the Off The Rails tour folk were. Nick and Rock's local knowledge felt like an interactive history lesson - so informative and fascinating to hear the history of this part of our country. I want to bring the kids back! Apart from the stunning scenery and welcome hospitality, my favourite part of the tour would be Naseby and the Curling experience, followed very closely by the evening trip to St Bathan's. I did the tour with my 70 year old mother and would highly recommend Off The Rails for all ages and ability levels, they were so accommodating and open minded. Brilliant.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Dale wrote a review 17 Apr
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Great way to do the Central Otago Rail Trail with Off the Rails. Everything is taken care of by Nick and Pauline including excellent home baking. Bikes are of a great standard and the hospitality offered by staying in one place is excellent. Either Nick and Pauline are following you and checking in at certain points on the trail. At the end of each day, you are taken back to your accommodation and then picked up for dinner, one night included curling – great time. The following morning you are returned to the trail to the point you finished at the end of the previous day. This is the second time we’ve been able to ride the trail, this time with family. Again, a wonderful experience thanks to Nick and Pauline.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Helen P wrote a review 15 Apr
Auckland Central, New Zealand5 contributions
Had a wonderful time. We were 3 mature couples ( family ) so selected the electric bike option. The accommodation was modern, clean & comfortable with every thing you needed. The evening trips to country hotels were a great way of visiting small towns you would not have otherwise seen. Curling in Nasby was a highlight. Staying in the same accommodation each night made life very easy, no packing and unpacking each day and you could do your washing.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Lesley & Kevin wrote a review 4 Apr
Tauranga, New Zealand1 contribution
We just did the 3 night, 4 day cycle tour from Clyde to Middlemarch in early March. Absolutely fabulous tour & our local guide "Rock" was very knowledgeable & helpful, even taking photos of everyone which were kindly posted online for us to look at. We got taken & collected from both accommodation & local hotels with great local food, even learnt curling. The accommodation in Ranfurly was very cosy & clean, with everything you could want for showering, breakfast, morning tea on the first 2 longer days & lots of extra touches - even flowers on the table & gluten free cake. The e-bikes were very clean, tidy & in very good working order. Panniers & raincoats were also provided. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing & would highly recommend this tour. Absolutely fabulous - we give it 5 stars!!!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from OffTheRailsCycleTour, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks very much for travelling with off The Rails. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us and we appreciate you taking the time to write such a great review.
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Mandy B wrote a review 1 Apr
Auckland48 contributions8 helpful votes
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We just finished a fantastic 4 day trip with Nick who was a wonderful host and fountain of knowledge we called “Nickopedia” 😂. We couldn’t fault the trip from the fantastic accommodation throughout in Ranfurly, running us round each day and the fantastic nights out to the gorgeous towns of St Bathans and Naseby for dinner each night and curling. The bikes were great, no one had any issues, it was a breeze on the electric bikes even for the unfit. The trail itself is lovely with all the towns and cute pubs and cafes and sites you stop at and of course the scenery. Highly recommend Nick and co and would do it again.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from OffTheRailsCycleTour, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks very much Mandy. We thoroughly enjoyed having you all travelling with Off The Rails. Nick loves sharing his knowledge of Central Otago with guests. We're pleased you enjoyed his commentaries and discussions. We would love to host you all again sometime.
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