We had a fantastic time cycling the rail trail! Bikes were greater, accommodation was very comfortable and the scenery was fantastic.
It was great to spend time in those little rural townships, which we'd otherwise drive through in the blink of an eye. Good to meet so many friendly people along the way. A great way to relax and unwind from stresses of life.”
Phil Baranski & Esther Quick
We offer 3 standard Rail Trail options, but all our support options are personalised, so contact us for a custom-designed experience.
Otago Central Rail Trail 4 Day Tour
Our 4 day Self-Guided Rail Trail package includes:
Pick up from your hotel in Queenstown or airport in Queenstown; Transport to Alexandra/Clyde where you will collect your bikes (these are fitted to size so we will require your heights) and you will start the Rail Trail that morning. Read more »
Poolburn Gorge Spectacular
Why not let us take you to the spectacular Poolburn Gorge section of the Otago Central Rail Trail. This one day ride takes in two tunnels which are cut through schist rock bluffs, the 37m high Poolburn Viaduct and the longest bridge over the Manuherikia River. Read more »
Rail Trail Freedom - choose your support
The classic Otago Central Rail Trail. Freedom ride with full support. Check out what we provide and contact us for help planning your itinerary, accommodation, pick-ups, bike and equipment hire and more. Read more »
We specialise in making Central Otago mountain biking accessible to families and mixed ability groups. Ask about our range of comfort bikes, panniers, baby trailers, tow-behinds and coaching service.
We’ve got a lot of history out here, so why not join us and see it on a mountain bike. A short 10-minute drive from Alexandra takes us to the start of this great ride, where we will pass rock formations high above the Roxburgh Gorge and explore abandoned gold fields and stone huts left behind by early pioneers. Read more »
This ride starts with a 40min drive to the Fraser Reservoir, high up on the Old Man Range. From here we ride, gently descending on high country farm roads, to the valley floor below. Passing by orchards and joining up with the Clutha River trail, which takes us back to Alexandra. Read more »
Flowing single tracks, pedal pumping ascents, brake-burning down-hills, unspoilt alpine landscape. Alexandra is surrounded by MTB trails.
This is the ride every mountain biker raves about. We drive south to Roxburgh to start our ride near the top of the mountain.
A mixture of high country tussock trails and some exhilarating rocky down hill sections sees us descend towards Alexandra. Read more »
Old Man Range – South
A scenic 4wd ride from Alexandra takes us to the top of the Old Man Range where we ride south for an epic all day ride on 4wd trails in a stark alpine environment.
A ride suitable to most abilities and one that has breath-taking high-country views which take in the unique landscape of Central Otago and Southland and the history of the early pioneers quest for gold. Read more »
Poolburn Loop – Lord of the Rings Scenery
This classic all day ride starts with a drive into the Central Otago backcountry.
We start the ride on some farm trails, climbing into the high-country on a variety of 4wd and single track trails, passing huge rock formations, until we reach the magnificent Poolburn Reservoir and the Rohan film location for the Lord of the Rings. Read more »
Lets not forget the other two great Mecca’s of single-track mountain biking in Central Otago – Naseby and Wanaka. Our guides have been biking these trails for years, so drop in to the shop or give us a call and let us organise an adventure for you.
Linger & Die / Mountain Bike Heaven
Experience some of the South Island’s best single tracks and only 5 minutes ride from our shop in Alexandra. There are tracks to suit all levels of ability, such as the technically demanding free ride trails, Bedrock and Dr Strangelove, or the more moderate Linger & Die. Read more »
Old Man Down Hill
A real Altitude Adventure, this is one of the highest rideable mountains in the south. Starting with a scenic shuttle ride to the top of the Old Man Range where you are guaranteed spectacular views and an even more spectacular downhill. Read more »
Down Hill Double
Adrenilin still pumping after the Old Man down hill, need some more? How about finishing off the afternoon with some shuttle runs up to Altitudes own down hill and super D tracks on the Clyde Hill. Just minutes away, experience down hill at its best on our locally maintained tracks, the ultimate Altitude Adventure. Read more »