315km from the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean, this is New Zealand, in all its colour and beauty – from our highest mountain, past iconic lakes and rivers, down to the ocean.
Your cycle journey traverses the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve and the Waitaki Whitestone Aspiring Global Geopark. Two unique and significant features of Te Wai Pounamu (South Island) of New Zealand.
Suitable for anyone with a reasonable fitness and skill level, the trail is a combination of easy and intermediate grades, offering a pleasing mix of on and off-road trails which link the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean at Ōamaru. Allow 4-7 riding days for the entire ride, or simply try out a day excursion. Whichever option you choose, the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail® is sure to be a memorable experience.
We hope you enjoy your ultimate sustainable and carbon zero cycling adventure.
Kakī Black Stilt
The Kakī Black Stilt is the world's rarest wading bird, only found in the Mackenzie Basin and Upper Waitaki area.
The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is within the Mackenzie and Waitaki Districts of the Central South Island of New Zealand.
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