Not a Rail Trail Cycle Tours Customer reviews

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Aggregate Review : All Reviews 5 out of 5 , 27 votes , 27 reviews

Alps 2 Ocean Trail  




Our tour was beyond expectations on every level. Loved the variety of country accomodation and the motel was great for two nights and of course the highlight of Burnside and all her history. The guides were delightful, calm, humorous, nothing was any trouble. Th equipment was excellent, no trouble to change when there was a small issue with my bike. Thoroughly enjoyed the 6 days, i think you’ve done a great job and will definitely ride with you again.


New Zealand   


Alps 2 Ocean Trail  




The tour was first class. Way better than I expected. They (the guides) were very professional and yet personnal. Their knowledge of the area and history was invaluable. I could not suggest anything better. Surpassed my expectations. My favourite aspects of the tour? The little things the guides did for our group to please, like limoncello drinks, reversing the stage from Kurow to Duntroon and suggesting my wife travel in the van over the hill area from Omarama to Kurow.

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New Zealand   


Alps 2 Ocean Trail  



Robin Marriner   


New Zealand   

The tour was first class. Way better than I expected. They (the guides) were very professional and yet personnal. Their knowledge of the area and history was invaluable. I could not suggest anything better. Surpassed my expectations. My favourite aspects of the tour? The little things the guides did for our group to please, like limoncello drinks, reversing the stage from Kurow to Duntroon and suggesting my wife travel in the van over the hill area from Omarama to Kurow. The patience they showed was much appreciated. Plenty of praise for the attention to detail.


Alps 2 Ocean Trail  




This was a wonderfully well balanced trip. I had read a few reviews so my expectations were high, I was still very impressed with the planning and thought that went into the trip. The food was outstanding, all the accomodation was spotless and comfortable. I especially liked the quirky ones. The Tour Leaders were nothing short of exceptional, they both understood and worked with the group well. We brought our own bikes, but as a bit of a bike geek I was impressed with the quality of the hire bikes.

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New Zealand   


Alps 2 Ocean Trail  



Bill Jones   


New Zealand   

This was a wonderfully well balanced trip. I had read a few reviews so my expectations were high, I was still very impressed with the planning and thought that went into the trip. The food was outstanding, all the accomodation was spotless and comfortable. I especially liked the quirky ones. The Tour Leaders were nothing short of exceptional, they both understood and worked with the group well. We brought our own bikes, but as a bit of a bike geek I was impressed with the quality of the hire bikes. Just keep up the exceptional overall standard.


Alps 2 Ocean Trail  




Our (Tour Leaders), both very experienced riders, environment gurus, had loads of experience in the field, with our bikes and handled the needs of the group with easy care. All brilliant gear. The hills were a challenge for me but once completed didn’t seem so bad. Bill managed them easily! Favourite aspects of the tour?
1: The scenery
2: Our guides
3: Company of other riders!


Australia   


West Coast Wilderness  




Keep up the great work and I look forward to joining you again for our next adventure. It was a fabulous few days.


New Zealand   


West Coast Wilderness  




We also had pretty high expectation as you know but you still blew us away with your clear and accurate guidance, exceptional attention to detail and also the weather !! Just loved it all!!


New Zealand   


Alps 2 Ocean Trail  




I’ve been on lots of guided tours all around the world incl TDF, Vietnam, Greece, Turkey, UK and you have surpassed everything I have experienced…


Australia   


Around the Mountains  




Excellent support, superb catering, the homestead was perfect and an extremely knowledgeable and friendly guide. Made us feel very welcome.


Australia   


Otago & A2O Trail Combo  




It was all great … the quality of the hire bikes, the variance in the riding trails and scenery, the surprise variance in accommodation, the excellent food and a distinct feeling of remoteness and discovery all wrapped in a well organized package to suit most abilities.


Australia   


West Coast Wilderness  




How did the trip compare to expectations? Much better in all aspects. Excellent choices of places to eat, accommodation a variety and always comfortable. I loved [the guide’s] enthusiasm for everything we did and the surprises they arranged.


New Zealand   


Roxburgh Gorge Trail  




Short stages, great gear, easy riding, fun guides and great food. It was a wonderful trail with an abundance of history through the beautiful Central Otago.


Queenstown, NZ   


Alps 2 Ocean Trail  




The (Tour Leaders) were great, so patient and accommodating for everyones needs. Fantastic, unique accommodation, really enjoyed the variety. The bikes were really good for the type of ride. I enjoyed the entire ride and the organization that went into making it such a great experience. Thank you.


New Zealand   


Alps 2 Ocean Trail  




Superb tour, was much more than we expected. The food was A1, especially the salmon served to us the first night, cooked by the guys. The only fault was too much nibbles, especially at the end of the day before dinner. All great, loved the different type we stayed at each night, first class, loved all the stories they told and their knowledge of the areas. Good service overall. Loved it all, thanks especially to (the Tour Leaders) – they were the greatest.

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New Zealand   


Alps 2 Ocean Trail  



Shirley McCormack   


New Zealand   

Superb tour, was much more than we expected. The food was A1, especially the salmon served to us the first night, cooked by the guys. The only fault was too much nibbles, especially at the end of the day before dinner. All great, loved the different type we stayed at each night, first class, loved all the stories they told and their knowledge of the areas. Good service overall. Loved it all, thanks especially to (the Tour Leaders) – they were the greatest.


Alps 2 Ocean Trail  




My expectation was to be open and go with the flow. I really like the idea of local food source so I did enjoy the food we had. I really enjoyed the trip and appreciate the effort that has gone into organising this, thank you very much.


Australia   


Around the Mountains  




All the food options were great. Kingston Homestead was wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble and I liked the fact that there were 2 nights at each accommodation so you didn’t have to pack up each day.


Australia   


Alps 2 Ocean Trail  




It got me off my devices and into a beautiful place in the world. Everything was taken care of, I could take my time getting better at riding no handed. I was expecting something that was annoying and bothersome but it was great. The company made it even better. A wide variety of choices, my only complaint is that the choc chip cookies didn’t last long enough! How would I rate the tour? Wonderful. Perfect. Amazing. (The Tour Leaders) were wonderful and very pleasant to be around.

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Australia   


Alps 2 Ocean Trail  



Ben   


Australia   

It got me off my devices and into a beautiful place in the world. Everything was taken care of, I could take my time getting better at riding no handed. I was expecting something that was annoying and bothersome but it was great. The company made it even better. A wide variety of choices, my only complaint is that the choc chip cookies didn’t last long enough! How would I rate the tour? Wonderful. Perfect. Amazing. (The Tour Leaders) were wonderful and very pleasant to be around. Bikes were perfect. The constant breaks to get more food and the little rest stops were wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip, i hope to be back one day. Thank you for the unforgettable experience.


Clutha & Roxburgh Trail Combo  




Fabulous accommodation, outstanding guide, everything was just perfect. I loved every single minute of it.


Christchurch, NZ   


Around the Mountains  




The food was exceptional, and the chef cooked meal was an incredible experience. The last day from Mavora Lakes to Walter Peak exceeded my expectations.


Australia   


Alps 2 Ocean Trail  




The bikes, the scenery and the accommodation and food exceeded my expectations. I have done very little mountain bike riding and was even a little apprehensive about it. As it turned out, I loved the bikes and my confidence on them soared. I could have taken my bike home with me!


Australia   


Alps 2 Ocean Trail  




Clearly the (Tour Leaders) were driven by meeting our needs. The fixing of the shower head at father teds was a classic example. Great scenery helps along with superb weather, good gear, good routes, good food, good accomodation and a personal approach to our every need. I’m busy, my wife organised this I “turned up” no expectations of what the cycle trip would deliver. Got focussed when we got started and think it represented value for money. Exceeded my expectations.

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New Zealand   


Alps 2 Ocean Trail  



Andrew MacPherson   


New Zealand   

Clearly the (Tour Leaders) were driven by meeting our needs. The fixing of the shower head at father teds was a classic example. Great scenery helps along with superb weather, good gear, good routes, good food, good accomodation and a personal approach to our every need. I’m busy, my wife organised this I “turned up” no expectations of what the cycle trip would deliver. Got focussed when we got started and think it represented value for money. Exceeded my expectations.


Clutha Gold Trail  




How to make one of my favourite parts of the world even more stunning? By cycling the Clutha Gold and Roxburgh Trail. The track is great, the scenery totally beautiful.


Auckland, NZ   


Alps 2 Ocean Trail  




All accommodation was very good. All food was excellent. The guide’s home cooked meals/breakfasts were great. Meals out delicious. Also liked the fact that when we ate out we could have what we liked without restrictions. We suggested it could be marketed as a gourmet tour!


Australia   


Roxburgh Gorge Trail  




Scenic, stupidly beautiful and achievable for all levels. I never felt we were under time pressure, you could go at your own pace.


Queenstown, NZ   


Alps 2 Ocean Trail  




The Tour Leaders were excellent guides and companions, appreciated that they joined us in all the social activities. The accommodation was great – enjoyed the variety – the last night was fantastic – a fitting end to a great week. The bikes were excellent – gears easy to use and the seat comfortable. Loved the rides around the lakes, the food and accommodation. The tour is excellent.


Australia   


Alps 2 Ocean Trail  




How did I rate your bikes? The gearing range was perfect The high performance riders didn’t feel under geared and the newbies found the granny gear ok for things like the Tarn Brae high point section. With the strong head wind… the reversal of section directions to cater for the wind direction was welcome. The “add ons” like the Hot Tubs, Clay Cliffs, Gliding, etc. added a lot of colour and value to the whole experience


Australia   


Alps 2 Ocean Trail  




Everything was so well organised that it was often not obvious the effort that was being made by the Tour Leaders to make everything cone together smoothly. Definitely exceeded expectations.


Australia   


West Coast Wilderness  




west coast wilderness had so much diversity , beautiful tracks, stunning gorges, fantastic train trip, and breathtaking helicopter ride over glacier. I enjoyed the whole experience…


New Zealand