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Off The Rails Cycle Tours

32 Charlemont Street, Ranfurly 9332, New Zealand
+64 800 633 7245
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Four Days of Central Otago Magic

This tour was perfect not only to cycle the 150 kms of the Otago Rail Trail but also to learn so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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An amazing and educational experience.

I recommend Off The Rails to anyone contemplating doing the Otago Rail Trail. From go to whoa... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jacky T
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32 Charlemont Street, Ranfurly 9332, New Zealand
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was perfect not only to cycle the 150 kms of the Otago Rail Trail but also to learn so much about the area & visit some iconic places. I can not speak highly enough of my tour guide Pauline and husband Nick who...More

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Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the great review. We agree that there is so much more to Central Otago than the Rail Trail alone and we love sharing these special Central Otago treasures with our guests as side trips on our cycle tours. Thanks very much...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recommend Off The Rails to anyone contemplating doing the Otago Rail Trail. From go to whoa Nick and Pauline's treatment of us was as members of their family. And the extra sight-seeing with Nick and his local and historical knowledge made the tour complete....More

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Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the recommendation Jacky. We certainly appreciate your comments. Nice to know we are on the right track with our business. We would love to see you down here again - maybe on another Otago trail.

Reviewed 4 April 2017

This was an exceptional experience which we will always remember fondly: four days cycling through beautiful and remote countryside at our own pace. Our wonderful host Nick provided all the daily logistical support we needed. He is passionate and deeply knowledgeable about the history of...More

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Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Geoff and Jan. I am really pleased you had such a wonderful trip and I am humbled by your comments. I love sharing this beautiful region with guests. We would love to see you again if you ever come back to do the...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

If I could give 6 stars I would. Nick and Off The Rails are just the best company. From the time Nick picked us up at Queenstown to the time we were dropped back we knew we were in great hands. The rails trail itself...More

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Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Julie, that is a very nice review and we are grateful for your encouraging feedback. We certainly aim to give the best service that we can and enjoyed your company when you travelled with us.

Reviewed 17 February 2017

Personalised service provided by Nick from Off The Rails was second to none and his knowledge of the history of the area from gold digging days to the present was a great insight. Regardless of your cycling experience it is achievable for everyone. Don't think...More

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Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this review

Hi David and Julie We appreciate your positive comments. We enjoyed hosting you and hope that we might meet up again one day on another local trail.

Reviewed 13 February 2017

Nick organised two half day cycle trips with overnight stay in Ranfurly. These fitted our requirements perfectly. Accomodation was local and lovely and Nick himself couldn't have been more helpful before and during the trip. Would recommend to family and friends.More

1  Thank tortellinipanda
Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your great feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our region and that you also enjoyed our hospitality. There are other cycle trips on offer in the Central Otago region and we'd love to work with you again...More

Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Thanks Nick for a really enjoyable day that the family all loved. Having a cycle around Dunedin's waterfront was excellent and great for everyone as it wasn't to taxing but thoroughly enjoyable with some beautiful scenery to boot. Also Nick's choice for lunch at the...More

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Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this review

Hi Ange Thanks so much for your great review of our tour. It was our pleasure to host your family. We certainly look forward to planning a rail trail adventure on the Otago Central Rail Trail or even going a bit further afield to the...More

Reviewed 7 January 2017

We have just completed a 4 day Otago Central Rail Trail experience with Off The Rails and cannot speak highly enough of the whole experience. The trail and ride itself is wonderful - spectacular scenery and generally a very easy ride, even for occasional bike...More

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Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this review

Wow, what a great review. Thanks so much for such a detailed and positive review of our business. We are especially pleased that the things that you picked out to comment on are those that we see as some of our 'points of difference.' One...More

Reviewed 19 December 2016

Well organised and thoroughly enjoyable rail trail tour. Really appreciate the 3 night fixed accommodation in Ranfurly as it allowed you to vary stages and meant only having to unload once. Sam our guide introduced us to excellent dining venues each night and the curling...More

1  Thank topkiwi2014
Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your positive review. Your comments about the way we do accommodation are really appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your trip with Off The Rails.

Reviewed 23 May 2016

My good friend Margaret & I recently jumped at the opportunity to "tick one off the list" and booked through Off the Rails outside the peak season. We weren't disappointed! Even though we were the only 2 clients on the trail at the time, the...More

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Nick S, Owner at Off The Rails Cycle Tours, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your great review. Our business specializes in tours from 2 to 12 and hosting you was our pleasure. You certainly timed the weather just right as the countryside in now covered in snow! Maybe John's anti rain dance works?

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