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Off The Rails Cycle Tours

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Address: 32 Charlemont Street, Ranfurly 9332, New Zealand
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+64 800 633 7245
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Cycle the Otago Central Rail Trail in comfort. Our fully supported 4 day /...

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 & afternoon tea, 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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A spectacular trip with wonderful lasting memories

This was an exceptional experience which we will always remember fondly: four days cycling through beautiful and remote countryside at our own pace. Our wonderful host Nick... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an exceptional experience which we will always remember fondly: four days cycling through beautiful and remote countryside at our own pace. Our wonderful host Nick provided all the daily logistical support we needed. He is passionate and deeply knowledgeable about the history of the people and places of the Otago Province. This was a most unexpected bonus. The... More 

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Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Geoff and Jan. I am really pleased you had such a wonderful trip and I am humbled by your comments. I love sharing this beautiful region with guests. We would love to see you again if you ever come back to do the Rail Trail or one of the other Central Otago trails. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If I could give 6 stars I would. Nick and Off The Rails are just the best company. From the time Nick picked us up at Queenstown to the time we were dropped back we knew we were in great hands. The rails trail itself was a wonderful experience - but - we got so much more. Nick's knowledge of... More 

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Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Julie, that is a very nice review and we are grateful for your encouraging feedback. We certainly aim to give the best service that we can and enjoyed your company when you travelled with us. More 

Bundaberg, Australia
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Personalised service provided by Nick from Off The Rails was second to none and his knowledge of the history of the area from gold digging days to the present was a great insight. Regardless of your cycling experience it is achievable for everyone. Don't think (will I won't I)just do it. David and Julie

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Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this review

Hi David and Julie We appreciate your positive comments. We enjoyed hosting you and hope that we might meet up again one day on another local trail. More 

Scotland
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Nick organised two half day cycle trips with overnight stay in Ranfurly. These fitted our requirements perfectly. Accomodation was local and lovely and Nick himself couldn't have been more helpful before and during the trip. Would recommend to family and friends.

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Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your great feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our region and that you also enjoyed our hospitality. There are other cycle trips on offer in the Central Otago region and we'd love to work with you again to plan a great holiday. More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Thanks Nick for a really enjoyable day that the family all loved. Having a cycle around Dunedin's waterfront was excellent and great for everyone as it wasn't to taxing but thoroughly enjoyable with some beautiful scenery to boot. Also Nick's choice for lunch at the 1908 restaurant was also charming and the food was excellent. All in all one of... More 

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Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this review

Hi Ange Thanks so much for your great review of our tour. It was our pleasure to host your family. We certainly look forward to planning a rail trail adventure on the Otago Central Rail Trail or even going a bit further afield to the Clutha Gold and Roxburgh Gorge trails. More 

Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

We have just completed a 4 day Otago Central Rail Trail experience with Off The Rails and cannot speak highly enough of the whole experience. The trail and ride itself is wonderful - spectacular scenery and generally a very easy ride, even for occasional bike riders like us, with minimal training. We were very sore after day one, but after... More 

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Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this review

Wow, what a great review. Thanks so much for such a detailed and positive review of our business. We are especially pleased that the things that you picked out to comment on are those that we see as some of our 'points of difference.' One day we'd love to welcome you back on another local trail. More 

Hamilton, NZ
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

Well organised and thoroughly enjoyable rail trail tour. Really appreciate the 3 night fixed accommodation in Ranfurly as it allowed you to vary stages and meant only having to unload once. Sam our guide introduced us to excellent dining venues each night and the curling was great to try. All up a great 4 days.

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Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your positive review. Your comments about the way we do accommodation are really appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your trip with Off The Rails. More 

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Reviewed 23 May 2016

My good friend Margaret & I recently jumped at the opportunity to "tick one off the list" and booked through Off the Rails outside the peak season. We weren't disappointed! Even though we were the only 2 clients on the trail at the time, the attention and service we received was excellent and what I would have expected if I... More 

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Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your great review. Our business specializes in tours from 2 to 12 and hosting you was our pleasure. You certainly timed the weather just right as the countryside in now covered in snow! Maybe John's anti rain dance works? More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Last week we cycled the Otago Rail Trail with Off the Rails with another couple. Highly recommend Off The Rails and we all had a wonderful experience. Sam our driver made our trip with his casual wit and local knowledge. Staying in the same cottage in Ranfurly each night was a bonus as we felt we were going home. Judy... More 

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Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this review

Hi Nicky Firstly, thanks for the positive review, we always appreciate the comments our guests make. You are dead right - the trail is very peaceful at his time of year and you can be alone with the scenery. We are glad that you enjoyed your ride and our hospitality. I'll put the cake recipe in with your photos and... More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Sam, Nick and Amanda made our Otago cycle holiday a memory we will never forget. Perfect for our group (3 adults + 6 kids aged 8-12). Great bikes, ideal accommodation and great service. Sam was the perfect host and guide. Amanda was a great hostess at our accommodation in Ranfurly and Nick had everything organised down to a tee. We... More 

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Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this review

We are always delighted to work with families and we are really pleased you trip went well and that you enjoyed the service. I'll make sure I pass your kind words on to our team. More 

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