Otago Central Rail Trail

New Zealand's Original Great Ride is a 152km cycle trail from Clyde to Middlemarch. It's open all year round, and is all off-road, no traffic, just Central Otago's big skies and distinctive landscape to enjoy - and our famous "Southern Hospitality.

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Open all year round. The Otago Central Rail Trail is New Zealand’s original Great Ride. This cycleway takes you through 152kms of remarkable Central Otago landscape away from roads and vehicles, yet never far from the next town. Whether you start from Clyde or Middlemarch, the wide easy gradient is suitable for riders, walkers and cyclists of all ages. You may choose to go solo, or share the experience with friends, either way it’s a trail of discovery best enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Discover historic villages, enjoy local food and drink and the famous southern hospitality. As you travel through this untamed natural environment there is plenty to explore both on and off the trail. Don’t miss this ‘must do’ experience.

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Physical address

Otago Central Rail Trail , 43 Dunstan Road, Alexandra, Central Otago, New Zealand.

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The trail is open all hours 24/7, 7 days per week

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