Cycle Hire

If you're coming to ride the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail but don't have your own equipment, no problem. We've got you covered with our range of friendly local operators who you can hire all the necessary gear from to embark on your journey. 

A2O Cycle Tours

A2O Cycle Tours, the A2O Cycle Trail experts, offer you small group, fully inclusive and fully supported tours along the A2O trail. We have...

Alps 2 Ocean Cycles

Comfort bikes ideal for Alps 2 Ocean Cyle Trail-complete with suspension, gel seat, carrier, pannier, water bottle holder. Our Panniers are 3 way...

Bike It Now!

Bike It Now is offering personalised Alps 2 Ocean tours from March 2014. Bike It Now is an established and respected cycle tour operator on the...

Cycle Journeys

Cycle Journeys offer self guided packaged tours, bike hire, luggage transfers, shuttles & accommodation on the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail....

Lakeland Explorer

Bike, hike or drive – you can go with Lakeland Explorer, Twizel! SHUTTLE Our shuttle service offers local transport for passengers as well as...

Natural High

At Natural High we believe exploring New Zealand by bicycle is, quite simply, the best way to truly experience this remarkable country. Whether...

The Jollie Biker

The Jollie Biker team look forward to welcoming you to the Mackenzie, and the beauty of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail. Located in the heart of the...

The Town Bike

Rent an electric bike from The Town Bike in Oamaru and explore the way you were always meant to, like the Olympic cycling team… well, not quite....

Trail Adventures

Trail Adventures is an Oamaru based company which was created to provide you with everything that you will need for your Alps 2 Ocean adventure....

Trail Journeys

Trail Journeys is a long established cycle tourism company which has operated on the Otago Central Rail Trail since its inception back in the year...

Vertical Ventures

Vertical 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...

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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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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 view details

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.

Trail Details & Map view details

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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