Your Classic Six Day Itinerary

Choosing a 6 day Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail itinerary is a happy middle ground for most - not too fast, not too slow allowing enough time to enjoy the trail without pushing yourself too hard every day.  With this option you have a mix of short and longer days so there is the flexibility to linger a while longer over a well earned coffee or locally produced wine, take in the fresh mountain air from atop a glacier, get camera snappy with the ever changing scenery, gaze at the stars, wander the ruins of Wharekuri's ghost town, dip your toe or fishing rod in to the many rivers and lakes, soak in the hot tubs, glide amongst the thermals, reimagine your self in the age of the Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Steam Punk or Victoriana... Well, you get the idea.... 

You have two main options to book your six day itinerary with many more options available within whichever package you should choose!

  1. Choose a complete guided or supported Cycle Tour Package. Either option is a simple 'one stop shop' for your cycle holiday.  A guided tour will mean you have the company of a knowledgeable guide with you at every twist and turn of your cycle trail adventure - all accommodation / all meals and transfers and bike hire can be included if needed.  A supported tour will be without a guide, however accommodation / luggage transfers / car or airport transfers, bike hire and dinner options are all possible to be arranged on your behalf.

  2. DIY - You have several options in doing it for yourselves... 

    • Bring your very own support person / team to transfer your bags to the next overnight accommodation point (and provide much needed provisions during the day!), then all you need to do is book your accommodation at strategic points according to your anticipated schedule (see the example schedule below).

    • Have bike panniers (your own or hired) to be able to carry your kit.  There are bike pinch barriers along some sections of the trail at the landowners request to keep out motorbikes.  Fair warning - bikes with panniers will need to be lifted over these in most instances.

    • Have a Luggage Transfer company move your bags from one night's accommodation to the next according to your schedule.

    • Have a local Tour Operator relocate your vehicle, for you to be re-united at the end of the period.


• Day 1 - Aoraki/Mt Cook (77km) or Lake Tekapo to Twizel (54km)


• Day 2 - Twizel to Lake Ohau (38km)


• Day 3 - Lake Ohau to Omarama (45km) or Lake Ohau to Otematata (69km)


• Day 4 - Omarama (64km) or Otematata (40km) to Kurow


• Day 5 - Kurow to Duntroon (28km)


• Day 6 - Duntroon to Oamaru (54km)

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