Meet the Locals

Off The Rails

Off The Rails 2012 is a cycle tourism company based in Ranfurly, Central Otago. We are well established with an outstanding reputation for helping guests enjoy the delights of Central Otago.

Owned by Nick and Pauline Simpson, we provide personalised service for cyclists on the Central Otago Cycle Trails. We love the region and when not out on the trails, we enjoy time spent at our home away from home in Naseby. Our holiday experience there inspired us to buy the business, along with our desire to share the beauty of Central Otago.  

Our services include:
- bike tours ranging from 1 to 5 days in duration
- bike hire
- accommodation

Our flagship product is our luxury 4 day /3 night fully supported tour, where guests enjoy the services of a driver as both support and a travel guide. Should the weather intervene or a member of the group feel like taking a break from cycling, the driver is there.

Guests are in safe hands with Off The Rails – we are proactive about guests welfare and everything is well thought out so that guests can relax. Exploring towns and villages along the trail, both during the day and on the evening excursions  is a feature of our tours. From curling in Naseby to touring the historic Hayes Engineering complex, guests experience so much more than just the Rail Trail.

A key point of difference is our comfortable Qualmark accredited accommodation in Ranfurly. Guests enjoy the convenience of having their own room for the duration of their tour – no packing and unpacking each day! This adds to the relaxed feeling of our tours that our guests love.

Customised tours can include non-cycle based activities such as wine tours, arts tours etc. These are perfect for those who want to explore our beautiful Central Otago region as a non-cyclist.