Dunedin Independent Cycling Tour | Independent Taste the Trail ex Clyde

Dunedin Independent Cycling Tour | Independent Taste the Trail ex Clyde

After being fitted with your bikes, you will be transported to the peace and quiet of the Ida Valley. Enjoy a light snack here and ask your guide any last minute questions you may have about the tour. As you start cycling the ride takes you through the Poolburn Gorge, a break in the mountains between the Raggedy Range and Blackstone Hill. Highlights are two tunnels and two viaducts all set in a secluded rocky gorge. If you are very lucky you may even get a glimpse of the very rare and endangered Käreärea, New Zealand Falcon, which inhabit the Gorge.

Cycle the remainder of the morning through to Omakau where you will stop for lunch at the Omakau Commerical Hotel. After lunch, jump back on your bike to cycle the remainder of the trail through Chatto Creek, where the smallest post office in New Zealand is located and onto Alexandra. From Alexandra you have the option to continue on the Rail trail or take the scenic, peaceful River Track back to Clyde.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Independent Cycling Tour
From: Clyde to Clyde
Price:
From (NZD) $225 per person
Duration: 1 Day
Tour Code: TJITTC

Inclusions

Bike hire; including helmet, carrier bag, repair kit and pump (your choice of mountain or comfort Hybrid bike)
Transport from Clyde base to the start of the tour in the Ida Valley
Light snack
Lunch at the Omakau Commercial Hotel (set menu)
Pick up from the trail at Chatto Creek or Alexandra if required

What you should bring

  • Torch or riding light for the Poolburn tunnels
  • Walking/jogging shoes
  • Camera with plenty of film/memory
  • Plenty of drinking water and some snack food
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • Warm clothes during the winter

Tour Departures

  • Frequency: Daily all year round.
  • Departure Point: Trail Journeys Base – 16 Springvale Road, Clyde, Otago.
  • Departure Time: 9.15am
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Return Details: 5.00pm approximately
  • Closed: Christmas Day

General Information

  • Ideal for all ages and experience
  • Minimum distance cycled is 30kms, mostly downhill. Maximum distance cycled is 58kms

Important Information

  • A reasonable level of fitness will ensure an enjoyable day
  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher

Tourism Affiliations

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Dunedin Independent Cycling Tour | Independent Taste the Trail ex Clyde
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Tour Code: TJITTC
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