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Planning your cycling holiday

Is it a frosty cold morning, or is the rain lashing at your windows right now?  Planning a cycle holiday is probably the furthest thing from your mind, but the cold depths of winter are the perfect time to get that holiday sorted!

Why is that? I hear you ask!

  1. It gives you something to look forward to! & time to dust off the bicycle come spring and start getting the training in!
  2. With the huge increase in the popularity of cycling holidays, Kiwi’s exploring their own back yard, and the limited number of bicycles, shuttle spaces & accommodation options along the trails. It is better to book sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.

The Central Otago Trails are stunning all year round.

Spring (September, October & November)  bring frosty mornings, snow capped mountains, bright blue skies. The fruit trees are blossoming and lambs are starting to appear in the paddocks.

Summer (December, January & February) is especially busy on the trails, particularly around the Christmas & New Year period.  It can get up to temperatures of over 30 degrees, take plenty of sunscreen, water & of course don’t forget your togs for a cooling dip in one of the water holes along the way!

Autumn (March, April & May) is quite possibly the most popular season for biking the trail & rightly so! The weather tends to be more settled, with warm sunny days & cooler evenings.  The Poplar & Willow trees make a spectacular sight as their leaves change from green through to gold. (For a more peaceful experience on the trail at this time of the year, it is best to avoid the Easter School Holidays!)

Winter (June, July, August) Winter can be an amazing time to cycle with calm blue skies, frosty mornings and snow capped mountains, however bitterly cold temperatures and reduced daylight hours mean that a lot of the Central Otago Rail Trail operators cease trading over the winter months. There is still plenty of cycling to be had though! Check out our Central Otago Gold Itinerary which showcases three of the best trails we have to offer and can be cycled all year round!

Why choose Luxury Trail Company?

Here at Luxury Trail Company, you tell us when you want to travel – and we do the rest. Its that simple!

Kick your feet up, relax & look forward to your cycling adventure!

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