The Trail traverses the region’s isolated unique heartland and takes people to places preserved by the dry climate and distinct seasons, not easily accessible by any other means.
The Trail is a 152-kilometre ride or walk that follows the former Otago Central railway line between Middlemarch and Clyde. The gravelled trail has a gentle gradient of 1:50 making it ideal for recreational cyclists and walkers.
Can I ride only specific sections of the Trail?
Yes - the Trail has many entry and exit points and can be experienced as a ride from Station to Station, see the map for Station sites. As you will not be completing the whole trail make sure you include a section with tunnels and viaducts, so either the Poolburn Gorge or the section between Daisybank and Hyde.
Will I have mobile phone coverage?
For most of the Trail you will have coverage, but there are some areas where coverage will be weak or no coverage at all.
If I only have a day what section should I ride?
We suggest a section that would include viaducts and tunnels. So a section that would include Prices Creek or the Poolburn Gorge. But do check out the popular itineraries section of our website for more information on one day trips.