Cycle and Repair Shops

Cycle Ventures

Cycle Ventures is based in Oamaru, the ocean end of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail. We’ve done the hard yards and have everything set up so you...

Jake's Hardware

Jake's Hardware is one of the last independent, family-run hardware stores in the country – and we're as excited about the Alps 2 Ocean cycle...

Martyn's Cycles

OAMARU Martyn's cycles are a family owned and operated business established in 1913. 100 years and still pedalling! WORKSHOP...

Victor Nelson Cycles

OAMARU The team at Victor Nelson Cycles are passionate about cycling. A family business since 1947, we can advise you on the best products for...

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FAQs

The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is a grade 2-3 (easy to intermediate) cycle trail. There are a variety of trail surfaces. Riders are advised to take certain essentials with them (e.g. first aid, repair kit, water, food). Parts of the trail pass through alpine environments, where conditions can change.

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Accommodation

Need a place to say during your ride from the Alps to the Ocean? Book all your accommodation through the website and plan your ride.

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Getting Here

Located in the South Island of New Zealand, halfway between Christchurch and Queenstown, is the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail. 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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Trail Details & Map

Each of the 9 maps show the elevation, trail surfaces, fitness, skill, traffic, safety notes, and highlights. Please consult the maps to ensure you are prepared for what you'll encounter on each section. Some sections are easy, others more difficult.

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See & Do

Want to know what you can do while visiting the South Island of New Zealand during your ride?

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