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Central Otago is home to four of New Zealand's Great Rides but the entire region is criss-crossed with cycling and mountain biking trails for adventurous and leisure cyclists alike.

The Otago Central Rail Trail is the original Great Ride and is on many peoples 'must-do' lists.

The Roxburgh Gorge Trail is known as the grand canyon of New Zealand, and the Clutha Gold Trail follows the Clutha Mata-au River and showcases the regions farming, fruit growing and goldmining history. 

The Lake Dunstan Trail opened in May 2021 and connects the towns of Cromwell and Clyde via a spectacular new 55km trail which travels along Lake Dunstan, the Kawarau River and the Clutha River.

It's also possible to join these four trails together with over 300km of spectacular off-road riding through incredible scenery.

Whether you want a multi-day cycle trail experience, or a weekend mountain bike getaway in Alexandra or Naseby then our towns and trails will have something to suit every riding ability, and the information below will help you make the most of your ride and stay safe.

Cycling and scenery. One way or another, we’ll take your breath away.


Common cycle trail questions

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