PureTrails New Zealand has been running supported cycling tours since 2004. Showcasing the breathtaking scenery the South Island is famous for, our tours are well-paced and extensively researched, with achievable adventure and comfort in mind.
Created predominantly for the 50+ age group, PureTrails' fully supported tours operate year round so you can experience the magical landscapes of Otago Central Rail Trail in all seasons.
Start and finish your tour from Christchurch – home of our PureTrails base – or from Queenstown or Dunedin via connecting shuttles.
Enjoy the trail on your own bike, or hire a standard mountain bike or ebike from our extensive fleet.
Classic – 5-day supported tour
Our classic Rail Trail tour includes comfortable ensuite accommodation, hearty meals, and unforgettable off-the-bike activities including a visit to the striking gold mining town of St Bathans and lunch at historic Hayes Engineering Works set in a spectacular rural setting. You’ll also meet a fourth-generation farming family and tour their high country station, try your hand at curling in Naseby, and survey the spectacular southern night sky.
Cost: from $1725 pp
Duration: 5 days
Relaxed – 6-day supported tour
Enjoy and extend our 5-day Classic tour with an extra night at delightful Wedderburn Cottages. Relax and unwind in the peaceful surrounds, with plenty of time to soak up the splendid ‘Central’ scenery. Optional excursions include a round of golf at Ranfurly, a visit to Clachanburn Gardens of National Significance, or a leisurely cycle ride on a quiet and scenic rural road.
Cost: from $1995 pp
Duration: 6 days
Challenger Series – Central Otago
Are you looking for a more challenging bike trip through Central Otago? Our Challenger Series tour may be for you. Tackle 300 kilometres of challenging, Grade 2–3 riding on quiet rural roads through stunning Central Otago landscapes. We provide full vehicle support, high quality accommodation and great meals along the way.
Cost: from $2250 pp