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Discover the magic of Mackenzie High Country Region and Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

BIKE - Rentals & Supported Cycling Trips

EXPLORE - Scenic Tours
STARGAZE - Night Sky Tours
TRANSPORT - Customised Transport

Bike Rentals & Supported Cycling Trips

Alps 2 Ocean Trail Support

Twizel Mackenzie Scenic Tours

Twizel Mackenzie Night Sky Tours

Customised Transport

BIKE Rentals
Twizel Information Centre – 9am – 4.30pm daily
Mackenzie Country Hotel - 9am – 9pm daily
Multi day rentals by arrangement

Bike Twizel - great local trails

*approximate return distances

Explore Twizel cycle trails and river trail. *10km

Bike to High Country Salmon Farm shop *14km

Ride canal road, pass Loch Cameron & Lake Ruataniwha *20km

A2O Pukaki Flats trail to Lake Pukaki *20km

Supported Cycle Trips

Half and full day options

stunning locations A2O canals & lakeside trails 

Tekapo - A2O Tekapo - Tekapo Canal - Lake Pukaki - Twizel *55km

Lake Pukaki - A2O Tek B Power Station - Lake Pukaki - Twizel *35km

Lake Ohau - A2O Lake Ohau Lodge - Lake Ohau - Canal - Twizel *40km

Lake Benmore - Ahuriri - Lake Benmore - Sailors Cutting *20 or 30km

Multi Day Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail adventures

We know the trail and help make your trip successful

Contact us about your trail itinerary, bookings and support

Alps 2 Ocean Mackenzie 3-4 days

Alps 2 Ocean Mackenzie-Waitaki 6-7 days

EXPLORE - Scenic Tours

Treat yourself to a fabulous adventure  

Day and Evening Tours by arrangement  

Spectacular scenery, stories, photos, picnics, sunsets 

STARGAZE  - be amazed at the breathtaking glory

Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve 2 hour tour

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.

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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.

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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.

See & Do view details

See & Do

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

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