World-famous cycling trail, situated in the South Island of New Zealand
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Welcome to New Zealand's Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is New Zealand in all its colour and beauty - from our highest mountains, past great lakes and rivers, and down to the ocean. Suitable for all ages, the 9 section bike trail is an easy to intermediate grade, linking the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean.

Allow 4-6 days for the entire ride, or simply try a day excursion. Whichever option you choose, the A2O Cycle Trail is sure to be a memorable experience.

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35km

Aoraki/Mt Cook to Braemar Road

Fitness: Easy Skill: Moderate Traffic: Low Grade: 2
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42km

Braemar Road to Twizel

Fitness: Easy Skill: Easy Traffic: Low Grade: 2
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38km

Twizel to Lake Ohau Lodge

Fitness: Easy Skill: Easy Traffic: Low Grade: 2
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45km

Lake Ohau Lodge to Omarama

Fitness: Intermediate Skill: Intermediate Traffic: Low Grade: 3
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24km

Omarama to Otematata

Fitness: Easy Skill: Easy Traffic: Moderate Grade: 3
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43km

Otematata to Kurow

Fitness: Easy Skill: Easy Traffic: High Grade: 3
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28km

Kurow to Duntroon

Fitness: Easy Skill: Easy Traffic: Low Grade: 2
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54km

Duntroon to Oamaru

Fitness: Intermediate Skill: Easy Traffic: Medium Grade: 3
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54km

Alt Route: Lake Tekapo to Twizel

Fitness: Easy Skill: Easy Traffic: Low Grade: 2
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Getting Here

Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is located in the South Island, halfway between Christchurch and Queenstown. It is recommended that you start your ride from Aoraki/Mt Cook - though there are numerous access points along the trail from which to start or end your ride.

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