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Your Central Otago Rail Trail Experience Starts Here

At Big Sky Bike Adventures, our goal is to give you the best Central Otago Rail Trail experience possible. Our free itinerary planning service will design a unique Rail Trail package specially for you - whatever your budget.  We'll organise your eBikes or bikes, accommodation, shuttles, transport to and from the trail, bag transfers, dinners and off-trail adventures, and package it up in one perfect itinerary so that you can focus on enjoying the breathtaking Central Otago scenery.

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Let Us Take Care Of


Bike Hire




Pick Ups / Drop Offs



No booking fee! You'll pay the same price as if you handled all the bookings yourself!

Bike and eBike Hire

Our fleet of standard bikes - Avanti Discovery 2 trekking bikes (standard and low entry) and our Black ATB eBikes, are both built around a total comfort concept.  Their upright ride position takes the pressure off your hands and wrists, and suspension forks and seat posts - plus a Rolls Royce  saddle - helps to smooth out the bumps. 

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Rail Trail Packages

Tell us how many days you have to explore the Otago Central Rail Trail, how far you want to bike every day, whether your budget is crackers, caviar or somewhere in between and we’ll design YOUR perfect rail trail experience.  CONTACT US FOR YOUR FREE, PERSONALISED, 3-5 DAY FULLY ITEMISED ITINERARY TODAY!  

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One Day Adventures
Lake Dunstan Trail & Roxburgh Gorge

Talk to us about adding a one day trip on the stunning Lake Dunstan Trail or Roxburgh Gorge Trail to the start or end of your Otago Rail Trail adventure! 

Joining Cromwell with Clyde, the new Lake Dunstan Trail offers a spectacular one day ride, while the Roxburgh Gorge trail offers breathtaking scenery plus a jet boat ride to join two sections!

We offer a range of one day packages including eBike and mountain bike hire, as well as transport options.


From backpackers through to boutique farm stays, historic Rail Trail hotels, charming cottages and luxury lodges, there’s an array of options to suit all budgets and group sizes.  Let our adventure  planners make your Otago Central Rail Trail accommodation dreams come true.

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About The Central Otago Rail Trail

Welcome to 152 kilometres of gently rising historic railway trail through incredible landscapes, followed by a gentle descent through even more spectacular scenery.  And lots of  great coffee.  And Big Skies. And wine.  And genuinely friendly people.  And wonderful places to stay.  You're going to love it.  But don't take our word for it - ask the thousands of people who regularly vote it New Zealand's best bike trail.  

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