Cycle Journeys

+64 3 377 2060| [email protected]| 3 Benmore Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
Point of difference

As the longest serving operator on the Alps 2 Ocean trail, Cycle Journeys has been helping cyclists experience magic of the Alps 2 Ocean trail since 2012.

Cycle Journeys offers multi-day self guided on the Alps to Ocean cycle trail. From our Twizel base, Cycle Journeys deliver a full service booking function with bike hire, luggage transfer, accommodation booking service and a full trail shuttle to get you to the start and finish of the trail.

Make your choice of riding on the A2O trail an easy one. Cycle Journeys now provides an quick and easy way to identify your riding options, the accommodation level you want for the trip and the likely cost of your trail ride. Select the complete trail or those sections of the trail you plan to ride, select the level of accommodation you want and the range of support you seek to make this a great vacation, - and leave it to us to book that for you. Leave it to us to find that accommodation at the height of the season instead of making endless phone calls.

Luggage Transfers

Our luggage transfer service takes the hassle out of moving your bags between stays so that it’s available for you on arrival at the end of a great days cycle. Any excess bags can be moved in time to meet you at the end of the trip, or if not needed down the trail, we can store this at our depot.


We have a network of shuttle transport covering all parts of the Alps 2 Ocean trail, dedicated to getting you and your bike to any place you wish to start or end your ride. See our website for timetables and prices.

Bike Hire

We know the Alps2Ocean trail inside and out and have chosen our large fleet of bikes to suit both your style of travel and the trail. Available for multi-day or one-day hire from our Twizel depot, we can even transport your bike back from the end of your ride. Our fleet includes Mountain Bikes, Comfort Bikes, Hybrid Bikes and Electric bikes and kids bikes all with a range of sizes to allow us to best fit your height and level of experience.

Packaged Trips

Choose from our range of spectacular, self-guided Alps 2 Ocean cycling packages. Personalise your package by choosing from our range of bikes, starting points, differing accommodation levels, and number of days to complete your trip in. We'll help you plan the best itinerary for your style and level of fitness.

FAQs view details


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.

Find Out More
Accommodation view details


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.

Book Now
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.

See & Do view details

See & Do

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

See our Instagram photos #Alps2Ocean
Be part of something amazing. Donate now to build your part of the trail. Donate