It's your choice - the right bike for your Central Otago Gold Cycle Tour

Central Otago Gold Cycle Tour



Choose in time which bike best suits your needs. We at Sidetracks Women make sure it is available for you on your guided tour with us.


If you prefer you are welcome to bring your own seat and pedals – we’ll be only too happy to fit them for you. All bikes come standard with water bottle holder, helmet, speedo/distance computer and puncture repair kits.



Option 1: Rail Trail Comfort Bike - Low Step

Rail Trail Comfort Bike

Option 1: Rail Trail Comfort Bike - Low Step

The low-step trail bikes are ideal for the Otago Central Rail Trail and other similar gravel trails. They feature an upright riding position, front suspension, swept-back handlebars and a gel seat for maximum comfort, and a low-step frame to make getting on and off easy. With their Australasian-designed Avanti frames and proven Shimano and Tektro componentry, these bikes ensure the best possible riding experience.


Bike Specs

- Low rise frame

- Puncture-resistant tyres

- Ergonomic gel seats for a better fit and maximum comfort

- Reliable Shimano componentry

- Ergonomic handle grips for comfort you never expected

- High, swept-back handlebars creating an upright riding position to take pressure off wrists, necks, shoulders and backs

- Front suspension to reduce vibration, allowing for a smoother ride

- Strong lightweight rear carrier with carrier bags or a set of panniers (saddlebags)

Size Options

Small 150 – 163cm 4’11” – 5’4″

Medium 164 – 174cm 5’4″ – 5’8″




Option 2: Rail Trail Comfort Bike - Standard

Rail Trail Comfort Bike - Standard

Option 2: Rail Trail Comfort Bike - Standard


The Comfort Bike - Standard bikes feature an upright riding position, front suspension and a gel seat for maximum comfort. With their Australasian-designed Avanti frames and proven Shimano and Tektro componentry, these bikes ensure the best possible riding experience.

Bike Specs

- Puncture-resistant tyres

- Ergonomic gel seats for a better fit and maximum comfort

- Reliable Shimano componentry

- Ergonomic handle grips for comfort you never expected

- High, swept-back handlebars creating an upright riding position to take pressure off wrists, necks, shoulders and backs

- Front suspension to reduce vibration, allowing for a smoother ride

- Strong lightweight rear carrier with carrier bags or a set of panniers (saddlebags)

Size Options

Small/Medium 160 – 169cm 5’2″ – 5’5″

Medium/Large 170 – 179cm 5’6″ – 5’9″



Option 3: Electric Bike

Rail Trail eBike

Option 3: Electric Bike


E-bikes have made cycle touring possible and pleasurable for a wide range of people. They are simple to operate and eliminate much of the cycling strain from legs and knees. Our European-designed E-bikes are built with comfort and ease of operation in mind, and feature unisex frames, 29” wheels, front suspension and proven Bosch electronics.


Bike Specs

· Electric motor pedal assist (you still have to pedal but the motor assists you, especially uphill)

· Upright riding position

· Shock absorbing seat-post

· Trail specific mountain bike tyres

· Front suspension

· Disc brakes

Size Options

Small/Medium 150 – 167cm 4’11” – 5’6″

Medium/Large 168 – 186cm 5’6″ – 6′



PS: The earlier you decide which bike you prefer, the more likely we can confirm your choice. E-bikes in particular are becoming more and more popular, but unfortunately, so far there are only limited supplies. Therefore, better book today!

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