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Luxury Bike Experiences

Truly see the South Islands rugged beauty, our luxury cycle experiences let you discover the best of what our regions have to offer. With a variety of bespoke itineraries, you get the serendipity that comes with an adventure paired with personalised services, luxurious accommodation and delicious cuisine.

You will experience all the unique differences we offer when you explore with us. 


Our Cycling Experiences

We are the only company specializing in luxury cycle experiences in Central Otago and beyond since 2004. See below for what’s possible…


Alps 2 Ocean

Join us on New Zealand’s premier Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Experience. Our luxury experience will take you on a culinary journey along some of New Zealand’s most spectacular cycle trails surrounded by the Southern Alps and past turquoise lakes. Indulge in luxurious and experience a highly personalised service like no other, creating memories and a cycle experience of a lifetime.


Otago Central Rail Trail Experience

Our premier Otago Central Rail Trail experience takes you on an enchanting journey through New Zealand’s picturesque landscapes. Along the way you will be able to enjoy other activities with our comprehensive itinerary including perfecting the art of curling amidst the stunning backdrop of Naseby, and exploring the iconic Vulcan Hotel and sapphire-hued oasis of the Blue Lake at St Bathan’s.  Enjoy boutique/luxury accommodation along with delicious cuisine.


Otago Central Rail Trail Experience

Discover the charm of the Otago Central Rail Trail – an enchanting journey through New Zealand’s picturesque landscapes. Pedal through historic gold mining towns, relish the serenity of vast plains, and immerse yourself in local hospitality.  As you explore the trail biking from Clyde to Middlemarch you’ll enjoy a unique blend of adventure and tranquility that makes the Otago Central Rail Trail an unforgettable experience.


Bikes & Boats Experience

The Lake Dunstan and Roxburgh Gorge Trails

Perfect for a short get away or combined with the Otago Central Rail Trail, Our Luxury Bikes & Boats experience allows for a unique perspective of two of New Zealand’s finest cycle trails. Learn about the gold mining history & hidden gems of the Lake Roxburgh Gorge Trail. Marvel at the feat of engineering that has gone into the Lake Dunstan Trail.  Incorporating spectacular scenery, boat rides, cycling, wineries, luxury accommodation & award winning food – this experience has something for everyone!


Central Otago Gold

The Otago Central Rail Trail, Roxburgh Gorge Trail and Lake Dunstan Trail

Experience three of Central Otago’s greatest trails. Based from your luxury accommodation in Clyde, you will get to sample three amazing and very different trails, giving you a taste of what cycling in Central Otago has to offer, all done in style and luxury.


Day Trips

Looking for a luxury adventure for just the day? We offer some great options!

Exploring New Zealand’s original great ride to enjoying a ride with a scenic cruise or jet boat tour, taking in breathtaking views from different vantage points.

On one of our quality full suspension e-mountain bikes, we can take you to the hills (literally) and explore the awesomeness that is Matangi Station MTB park or enjoy miles of challenging single-track with breathtaking panoramic views at Flat Top Hill (both are for intermediate and advanced riders).

We also offer a sneaky half day ride.


The Burn

An amazing overnight E-Bike experience taking you from the River Track and the confluence of might Clutha and Manuherikia rivers, along the Otago Central Rail Trail then up to the highlands of the Ida Valley and Poolburn Dam. This is an exclusive Luxury Trail Company experience.


The Dingle

An amazing 2 night/ 3day E-Bike experience taking you from the shores of Lake Wanaka then along the bluffs of Lake Hawea. Spend 2 nights and have exclusive access to an iconic highcountry sheep and cattle station in a spectacular location. This is an exclusive Luxury Trail Company experience.

We only do luxury

You will experience all the unique differences we offer when you explore with us. With luxurious accommodation and delicious cuisine combined with personalised service. We will provide an experience to remember.


Luxury Lodgings

As part of our bespoke itineraries, you will end each day in style with luxury accommodation. We have handpicked your accommodation options with luxury, absolute comfort and spectacular views at the forefront of our selections.

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Ending each day with style

As part of our unique itineraries, you will only ever stay in luxury accommodation and the best available depending on where you are. We have done our research and found the best throughout the Otago region and beyond. Handpicked accommodation that boasts character, refinement and absolute comfort. You will always finish your day with peace of mind, knowing that what is at the end of your ride that day is just pure luxury and relaxation.


Exquisite Dining

With a variety of dining options you will experience the region’s diverse culinary scene showcasing local produce paired with the finest local wines and craft beers.
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Gourmet dining

Our Experiences aim to take you on not just amazing cycling adventures but also amazing culinary journeys from fine dining to classic pub meals and great pies. Enjoy the breathtaking Central Otago Trails and more with us and you’ll also get to indulge in some of the finest gourmet wining and dining available.


More hidden gems

Although you will get to see more than you may dream of on our Experiences, there are still so many more hidden gems in the Otago region that you might not want to miss! Check out our Explore page to see what other highlights you can add to your adventure.

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More hidden gems

Although you will get to see more than you may dream of on our Experiences, there are still so many more hidden gems in the Otago region that you might not want to miss! Check out our Explore page to see what other highlights you can add to your adventure.


What people say

  • star rating  The Alps to Ocean trail takes you through really beautiful parts of New Zealand country! Great moments of excitement include a helicopter ride, some gnarly segments, a glamping experience with... read more

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    30 November 2023

    star rating  Beaut Bike Ride through historic towns and magnificent country. - A very enjoyable way to explore Central Otago.
    Daily distances very manageable and daily itinerary is flexible. Our tour consultant Alicia was obliging and responsive to our requests to modify... read more

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    10 November 2023

    star rating  The most wonderful experience - A wonderful experience and truly one of the best ways to experience the beauty of the Otago Rail Trail. I was very nervous as I had never ridden an... read more

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    23 October 2023
  • star rating  5 exceptional days - This was an awesome experience. The company is well organised, excellent communication, top quality bikes and accommodation. Alicia looked after us so well during our journey. We started our ... read more

    avatar thumb Mandy132
    15 September 2023

    star rating  Awesome again - This is the second time I've cycled with LRTT organising my itinerary and transporting me around. Again they have looked after me, listening to what I wanted to do... read more

    avatar thumb BobBlackadderJones
    23 May 2023

    star rating  Just the best and easiest way to book the Central Otago cycle trails - Dave and Alicia saved our holiday when they booked us an itinerary at late notice, right in the busy season.

    Friendly, organised, helpful and just lovely.

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    14 May 2023
  • star rating  From the moment we contact Alicia the process was efficient and seamless. We arrived at Clyde, had an effective briefing, bags were dropped at our hotel (which was perfect)... read more

    avatar thumb BryceH196
    12 May 2023

    star rating  Great on a good day, exceptional in a crisis - My wife and I have wanted to cycle the Central Otago Rail Trail for some years, when we finally got round to making it happen we were overwhelmed by how... read more

    avatar thumb AotearoaTroy
    11 May 2023

    star rating  Stunning part of New Zealand and a great 4* way to explore it!  - Such a fun journey with these people! Top class accommodation, food and service. Itinerary was well thought and flowed well.
    Great bikes, but might have benefitted... read more

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    6 May 2023
  • star rating  Great Experience - Great tour, meet great people, and the staff was fantastic. The accommodation was very comfortable, and the pubs and meals were very nice.

    avatar thumb Danielle_Moa
    2 May 2023

    star rating  Luxury Rail Trail tours nailed it! - What an awesome adventure we had. To start Alicia listened to our wants and assessed our competence and recommended 2 days of Rail Trail and 1 on Roxburgh Gorge trail... read more

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    24 April 2023

    star rating  Great staff - so friendly and helpful  - Such great personal service, we have an amazing itinerary fantastic bikes - shame about the weather we will be back!

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    13 April 2023
  • star rating  Perfect combination of adventure, nature and luxury! - Perfect combination of adventure, nature and luxury!
    My husband and I did the rail trail together and loved every minute. We felt we were in good hands from the... read more

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    12 April 2023

    star rating  The service from the staff at the Luxury Trail company was excellent. Friendly,helpful and knowledgeable. The Sinch e-bike provided was enjoyable to ride. The side trips to St Bathans and... read more

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    12 April 2023

    star rating  Fantastic Trail experience - This is the second time we’ve used Luxury Trail and once again their exceptional service, knowledge and friendly staff never fail to impress! The e-bikes we hired were fantastic and... read more

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    31 March 2023
  • star rating  What a wonderful bike trek experience!!! - The Otago Rail trail proved to be a wonderful exprience. It was full of variety, surprises and incredible landscapes. By using the services of Luxury Rail Trail Tours,... read more

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    27 March 2023

    star rating  Beyond Expectation’s A2O - When my Sister invited my wife and I to do the Alps to Ocean with the Luxury Trail Company I was unsure if I could manage the ride and tour... read more

    avatar thumb Kiwisouth
    12 March 2023

    star rating  Amazing cycle experience - The trip was amazing. Very well supported by the Tour company. An absolute must if you are into scenic cycling with the assistance of battery power. Accommodation... read more

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    28 February 2023
  • star rating  Fabulous trip. Thoroughly enjoyed the Lake Dunstan and Roxburgh Gorge rides. The e-bikes that were provided with our package were top quality and made the ride a pleasant one. The... read more

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    25 January 2023

    star rating  Amazing family adventure. - Nick and his team at Luxury Rail Trail Tours provided a fantastic trip.
    The organisation was faultless, from pick up to drop off.
    Next time we'll include the... read more

    6 January 2023

    star rating  the whole adventure was great
    The route was beautiful and interesting we had great bikes and enjoyed the variety of countryside and accomodation on route, we loved that we... read more

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    6 January 2023
  • star rating  We had an awesome time riding the Otago Rail Trail, Roxburgh Gorge Trail and the Lake Dunstan Trail over 6 days.
    Everything was spot on, the e-bikes were fantastic,... read more

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    22 December 2022

    star rating  The Otago Rail Trail was great and e-bikes made it possible for all the family to have the holiday that they wanted.

    Highly recommend Luxury Rail Trail Tours... read more

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    12 December 2022

    star rating  Amazing trip and so well organised - thank you everyone at Luxury Rail Trail Tours.
    Highly recommend them 🙂

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    8 December 2022
  • star rating  Based on advice from family that have done this before we based ourselves in one spot - Clyde. Accommodation was amazing - The Lord Clyde - can't speak highly enough... read more

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    25 November 2022

    star rating  As "mature but active" travelers we wanted an experience of good cycling in interesting and attractive surroundings with luxury accommodation each night accompanied by gourmet dining and this is exactly... read more

    avatar thumb billiebro70
    15 November 2022

    star rating  The company advertises luxury but accomodation deteriorated each day.
    We felt that the company could have text each evening checking that you had a great day and had arrived safely.... read more

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    8 November 2022
  • star rating  We were booked and had to postpone 3 times due to Covid restrictions. We had paid the full price up front and were encouraged to postpone, which was fine. However... read more

    Barbara L
    28 November 2021

    star rating  A very special trip, what a wonderful team who provided everything for a great, comfortable and very well fed trip.

    13 April 2021

    star rating  We did the Otago Rail Trail in the last week of March. We had a great time. Nick,Andrea, Rosco, Claire and Gwyneth were amazing, friendly and welcoming. Accommodation was outstanding... read more

    12 April 2021
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Selene J
Selene J
Wow! What a stunning part of NZ to experience on a bike. The E-bikes were well maintained, providing hassle free travel. The luxury accommodation package did not disappoint and great value. From Pitches Store, Waipiata and to Oliver’s Stables the hosts presented true Southland hospitality, I’ve never eaten so well. Oliver’s was the cherry on the top. Absolutely will do this trip again. Alisha at LTC is brilliant, nothing was a problem with her friendly ‘can do’ approach. Highly recommend.
Michele Austen
Michele Austen
Second time with the Luxury Trail Company. This time was the A2O. Incredible riding, scenery was spectacular with a little bit of everything. Accommodation and food outstanding. Had a great group with lots of laughs and plenty of good memories. Big thank you to our super guide Nick for putting up with us all!
David Cameron-Brown
David Cameron-Brown
Scenery - Amazing. Accommodation - Amazing. Food - Amazing. Organisation - Amazing. Our guide, Nick, went above and beyond to make sure everything ran smoothly. He ensured you could ride at your own pace with no pressure. Bikes had plenty of power and juice to allow you to ride with whatever level of assist you wanted. Nick managed the group dynamic well so you could socialise or have time out without issue. Absolutely the best way to enjoy this bucket list trip.
Kate Huxley
Kate Huxley
A great Ebike tour with challenges & rewards around every corner. Can't wait to do more with Nick & the Luxury Tour Company
Lionel Lukin
Lionel Lukin
Nick and his staff know NZ so well and are amazing and crafting the perfect holiday! Cycling around Clyde and Fiordland Lodge both wonderful experiences we will do again.
John Gerngross
John Gerngross
My daughter and I just finished the Alps 2 Ocean trip. It was the trip of a lifetime. Tightly run from start to finish - very professional. The equipment was top notch and the accommodation was wonderful - most places I would never find on my own but were unique and special. Nick went out of his way to make us comfortable and safe. I’m already planning another trip with them. Highly recommended.
Lesley Hawthorne
Lesley Hawthorne
Memorable A2O experience. Nick our guide had thought of everything starting with a fresh salmon and sushi picnic by a turquoise lake. All our accommodation was fantastic; stunning views of Mt Cook from our room the first 3 nights. Helicopter flight was a great start to the cycling trip and views exquisite. Itinerary was expertly judged and supported appropriately with plenty of local knowledge of where to stop and swim. The hospitality from lodge hosts was second to none; a special mention for Ann in Omarama and Patrick at Valley View Glamping which was possibly my favourite spot. A great finish in Oamaramu which is a quirky and vibrant spot. Faultless…
andrew miller
andrew miller
Nick thanks for a fantastic trip -incredible countryside, great bikes, superb accommodation and food. Wonderful opportunity to spend time in Central OtagoHighly recommended
Janette Gross
Janette Gross
Thank you Nick for all you did to support us on a fantastic trip along the A2O. Great bikes and a wonderful variety of food and accommodation. Highly recommend!
william orr
william orr
Surpassed all my expectations by far! Absolutely brilliant trip. We were so well looked after. Amazing riding, delicious food, superfluous accommodation, nothing was too much trouble for these guys, we were very spoilt! Can’t wait to do it again!The bike ride itself was so varied, everyday so different than the day before. And.. completely overwhelming in terms of the scenery. As all our needs were met by the team, it truly lived up to the name! Luxury!
Quentin Guinand
Quentin Guinand
What an amazing experience ! Small business, incredibly nice tours and explanations ! Don’t go to anyone but them 🙂 I did the Dunstan Lake trail, starting with a … 30 minutes boat trip with explanations!
Joane Counsell
Joane Counsell
rode the otago rail trail recently supported by this company. lovely people and happy to go out of their way to make your trip special. great accommodation options and all in all a fun filled few days.
Paula Lynch
Paula Lynch
Our family of 7 had the most memorable family trip ever. We go away together at least twice a year, and have done all sorts of overseas trips, hikes, islands you name it, but this had to be one of our top trips. Nick and Ali were so amazing - helpful, accommodating and knowledgeable. The accommodation they organised was first class, the restaurants they recommended were the best food we have had for ages, and the people we met on the way were all so friendly - Otago Rail Trail and everything it has to offer we absolutely recommend you do this and do it with Nick and his team at Luxury Rail Trail Tours
Nigel bradley
Nigel bradley
Could not recommend Luxury Rail Trail Tours enough. Nothing too much hassle. They were able to accomodate anything we wanted. Lovely, friendly staff that went the extra mile. The trail itself is great fun but the accomodation and food enhanced this for us. In particular the night spend with Nick and Andrea as fantastic.
De'arne Yorke
De'arne Yorke
An amazing tour thanks to the team at Luxury Rail Trail Tours.We travelled with 12 friends for two special occasions and everyone is still raving about this holiday.We are so pleased we chose Nick & Andrea to host this bike rail trip, fabulous to spend time with you both, sharing your gorgeous lodge and southern hospitality for our anniversary with excellent staff Claire and Rosco always there if needed.Best suggestion to start at Middlemarch and end up in Clyde.Thanks for going the extra mile we will definitely recommend to all our friends.AhohanuiDe'arne & Graham Yorke
Bruce Johnston
Bruce Johnston
What a great trip our family had with Luxury rail trail tours we highly recommend this company. Great accommodation and wonderful food over the 4 days also loved the Ebikes. Thank you Nick and Andrea
Bronwyn Taylor
Bronwyn Taylor
We used Luxury Rail Trail Tours to book our rail trail journey. We were impressed with the rooms and meals that were organised, the bikes they supplied, and their overall professionalism. They always responded quickly and never failed to be helpful in everything we asked of them. We highly recommend.
ShelleyandJohn Bowers
ShelleyandJohn Bowers
Dee Morrison
Dee Morrison
From the first point of communication to the final farewell, Nick and Andrea from Luxury Rail Trail Tours did an outstanding job. They accommodated our large group, supplied great bikes, beautiful accomodation and superb meals throughout. The cycle itself was spectacular and not too difficult. Support throughout the ride was as much, or as little, as we wanted. The optional add-ons were fun and well organised if you want the extra fun. Highly recommend booking with Nick and Andrea once NZ Tourism is back and running for Rail Trail or any other venture in the South Island or even abroad!
A fantastic experience that was exactly what we were looking for. Food and accommodation were a very high standard, team could not have been more accommodating. I have recommended to friends already.
Paul Glover
Paul Glover
Impossible to imagine a way of making this lovely ride better. This team brought together the very best of everything to make a superb experience. From start to finish, just perfect.
Keith Maultby
Keith Maultby
Thank for all your help and support made our trip easy and fun
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