Day Six - Kurow to Oamaru
The final day of riding awaits, and it won’t disappoint. Following the Waitaki River down the valley out of Kurow, you’ll pass through a winery and eventually arrive at the Takiroa Maori Rock Art Site (across the road from the trail.) Ride through the Duntroon Wetlands before arriving in Duntroon. Then leave the valley and continue through farmland to unique rock formations know as Elephant rocks and onwards through the Rakis Railway Tunnel. Following the trail you eventually reach beautiful Oamaru - the end of the ride! After the well deserved photo stop at the trail’s end, drop your bikes back at our partner's depot and then head up to your hotel for the night (approx. 15-20 min walk, but plenty of refreshment options along the way). Dinner tonight is on your own – a perfect opportunity to unwind and reward yourself for your hard work!
OPTION: Today can be split into two days with a night staying at Duntroon. The distances are 28km from Kurow to Duntroon, and the following day it is 54km from Duntroon to Oamaru. Extra cost: $260pp (includes accomodation in Duntroon, breakfast & packed lunch, extra day bike hire and luggage transfers). Please advise at time of booking if you wish to take this option, which adds and extra day to your itinerary.
Cycling: 82km - Grade 2/Easy
Accommodation: Poshtel Hotel
Meals: Breakfast at B&B & packed lunch to eat on the trail
Day 7 - Departure Day
Today after checking out from your hotel, you head to the Intercity bus stop which is a conveniently located 1 minute walk from the hotel, to catch your bus to Dunedin (or Christchurch for an extra cost.) Congratulations on completing one of New Zealand’s greatest bike trails!
Cycling: No Cycling today
Meals: Continental breakfast at hotel
Driving: Bus from Oamaru to Dunedin/Christchurch