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Clutha Classic

The Lake Dunstan and Roxburgh Gorge Trails

Perfect for a short get away or combined with the Otago Central Rail Trail. Cycle along Lake Dunstan, the mighty Clutha River then all the way down the spectacular Roxburgh Gorge. Experience a jet boat ride and get to see some of the gold mining history along the way, all based from your luxury lodgings in Clyde.

Highlights

  • A taste of Central Otago’s two great trails
  • 40 minute Jet boat exploration across the Clutha River
  • Dine in Central Otago’s best restaurants along the Trail
  • Some of the best regional wines, craft beers and non alcoholic beverages
  • The best rooms and luxury accommodation throughout
  • Visit Central Otago’s best wineries

Your Luxury Experience Includes:

  • 2 nights luxury / boutique accommodation
  • 3 days e-bike hire with all accessories
  • All breakfasts
  • Clutha River Cruises Jet Boat transfer: Roxburgh Gorge Trail – Doctors Point to Shingle Creek
  • Roxburgh Gorge one day pass
  • Bike skills and safety course
  • Return transfers – Queenstown to Clyde, Roxburgh to Clyde, Cromwell to Queenstown
  • Supported trip with The Luxury Trail Co van and driver throughout.

Itinerary

This is a taste of what your Luxury Clutha Classic experience will look like.

You will be picked up from Queenstown and transported to Clyde. Once a bustling gold mining village, today Clyde is famous for its historic precinct, cafes, restaurants and galleries. Enjoy an optional bike ride and explore the local vineyards.

The Roxburgh Gorge Trail: Clyde to Roxbrugh 43km
Today you experience the Roxburgh Gorge Trail – one of New Zealand’s most visually spectacular day rides. The trail follows the mighty Clutha river through the remote Roxburgh Gorge. The middle section of the trail includes a Jet Boat Transfer from Doctor’s Point to Shingle Creek. During your 40 minute jet boat transfer you will explore the schist huts and gold rush relics and learn about the early gold mining days in Central Otago.

The Lake Dunstan Trail: Clyde to Cromwell 41km
Today you will cycle on NZ’s newest and most popular cycle trail – The Lake Dunstan Trail. The trail runs alongside Lake Dunstan from Clyde to Cromwell. You will marvel in the remarkable feat of engineering as you cycle over bridges clipped onto sheer cliffs and pass over swing bridges. Cycle through vineyards, enjoy a wine tasting at Carrick Vineyard & finish your ride at the Cromwell Heritage Precinct.

Helpful information

We’re all about giving you the best experience possible, here are some notes that you might find helpful.

Yes, return transfers to and from Queenstown. And you will be fully supported privately with The Luxury Trail Co, with private van and driver throughout. Daily baggage transfers (2 bags per person – maximum weight limit per bag – 15kg).

  • Lunches, snacks and drinks
  • Evening Meals
  • Alcoholic beverages

We supply a fleet of excellent, comfortable e-bikes with high spec components. Along with all the accessories you might need like gel seats, panniers and more to ensure a comfortable ride.

Roxburgh Gorge and Lake Dunstan: Grade 1 to 3 (Easy to Intermediate) The Lake Dunstan Trail includes sections of Grade 3, suitable for regular experienced cyclists with a good fitness level. Contains sections of narrow trail, steep climbs and descents and blind corners. Not suitable for novice cyclists.

Itineraries are subject to changes due to availability, weather conditions and/or factors outside our control.

What people say

  • 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  Highly recommended, we had the most wonderful time. Nick and Andrea are very knowledgeable, professional and great to talk to. Them and the rest of the team made... read more

    29Silviarue
    11 January 2021

    star rating  I had an amazing time thanks to Nick, Andrea, and Clare. The three of them worked together as a team to look after me and to make sure that... read more

    BobBlackadderJones
    17 February 2021
  • star rating  Right from the beginning of enquiring to the celebration lunch at the end of the trail, it was an incredible experience. Nick, Andrea and team are so professional, easy to... read more

    WLMD0
    17 December 2020

    star rating  We had a wonderful experience cycling the Otago Rail Trail with friends and family. LRT are a first class operator and made the experience super easy and fun. ... read more

    SophieM4161
    7 February 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

    Wharepoa63
    12 April 2021
  • star rating  Very very good organisers, both the owner Nick and our main guide Roscoe
    Accommodation was perfect, no small beds, lots of fluffy towels, and small touches.
    Everything well organised. Great... read more

    RobertS13200
    15 March 2021

    star rating  We were initially a little overwhelmed by the choice of operators to help us cycle the rail trail and almost gave up booking anything. We wanted a personal experience... read more

    RidgwayPark
    17 January 2021

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

    Scottrodgers
    13 April 2021
  • star rating  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.... read more

    Paradisebeachpapamoa
    4 April 2021

    star rating  We were fortunate enough to have an amazing 4 days with great friends, cycling the Rail Trail from Clyde to Middlemarch.

    The weather was fantastic, the daily... read more

    Sabbatical2018LoveIt
    1 February 2021

    star rating  This tour exceeded all expectations from the brilliant accomodating communication to the food, accom, bike equipment and scenery. Don't miss curling in Nasby, it is 'must do'.
    Cheers Sos... read more

    Sunshine53563689895
    7 December 2020

What people say

  • star rating  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.... read more

    Paradisebeachpapamoa
    4 April 2021
  • star rating  We were initially a little overwhelmed by the choice of operators to help us cycle the rail trail and almost gave up booking anything. We wanted a personal experience... read more

    RidgwayPark
    17 January 2021
  • star rating  Very very good organisers, both the owner Nick and our main guide Roscoe
    Accommodation was perfect, no small beds, lots of fluffy towels, and small touches.
    Everything well organised. Great... read more

    RobertS13200
    15 March 2021
  • star rating  We had a wonderful experience cycling the Otago Rail Trail with friends and family. LRT are a first class operator and made the experience super easy and fun. ... read more

    SophieM4161
    7 February 2021
  • star rating  Right from the beginning of enquiring to the celebration lunch at the end of the trail, it was an incredible experience. Nick, Andrea and team are so professional, easy to... read more

    WLMD0
    17 December 2020
  • 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  Highly recommended, we had the most wonderful time. Nick and Andrea are very knowledgeable, professional and great to talk to. Them and the rest of the team made... read more

    29Silviarue
    11 January 2021
  • star rating  We were fortunate enough to have an amazing 4 days with great friends, cycling the Rail Trail from Clyde to Middlemarch.

    The weather was fantastic, the daily... read more

    Sabbatical2018LoveIt
    1 February 2021
  • star rating  This tour exceeded all expectations from the brilliant accomodating communication to the food, accom, bike equipment and scenery. Don't miss curling in Nasby, it is 'must do'.
    Cheers Sos... read more

    Sunshine53563689895
    7 December 2020
  • star rating  A very special trip, what a wonderful team who provided everything for a great, comfortable and very well fed trip.

    Scottrodgers
    13 April 2021

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