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Trail Journeys

The original itinerary planner, bike hire and transport provider when the Otago Central Rail Trail opened in the year 2000, and still we continue to set the standards for service and reliability. 

Trail Journeys is a locally owned and operated family business that grew out of a 2 man bike & kayak shop in Alexandra.  We believe in quality with genuine, friendly service and support.  From your initial enquiry through to feedback when your adventure is finished; you can have confidence knowing that we are committed to ensuring you have a great experience whilst in our care.

Winner of the 2010 Otago Business Excellence Supreme Tourism Award.

Finalist in the 2006 & 2008 Otago Business Excellence Awards, Tourism.

Use our free booking service and let us put a customised Rail Trail experience together for you.  We can book any aspect of your tour from accommodation and transport to side trips and attractions and we offer the full range of transport services.

We also offer all-inclusive Guided Tours on the Rail Trail.  These are great value when you consider all the side trips and meals that add up to a truly complete package; not to mention our fantastic guides and vehicle support.

Along with the Avanti design team we have created custom designed hire bikes for extra comfort and reliability; our puncture resistant tyres are just one example of the added peace of mind you can expect.

We have depots at both ends of the trail for your comfort and convenience.  Both have secure car storage options, toilet, shower, changing and shopping facilities for cycle accessories, snacks, drinks, last minute necessities and souvenirs.

You can relax in lounge facilities while you wait for friends or your onward transport to arrive and both buildings are alarmed so we can store any valuables not required while on your journey.

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Your Hosts: Nev & Barb Grubb, Shayne & Camille O'Connor (nee Grubb)
Address: 16 Springvale Road, Clyde, 9391, Otago/Queenstown Lakes

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