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Hermitage Hotel

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+64 3 435 1809| [email protected]| www.hermitage.co.nz Terrace Rd, Aoraki Mt Cook Village, New Zealand, 7999
Point of difference

Nestled within the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park showcasing the tallest mountain, longest glacier & darkest night skies in NZ.


Your Alps 2 Ocean biking adventure begins right here at the world-renowned Hermitage Hotel nestled amongst stunning scenery within Aoraki Mount Cook Village offering the complete alpine experience.


Accommodation ranges from luxurious hotel rooms with unsurpassed views of Aoraki Mt Cook to standard rooms overlooking the Sefton mountain range.
Several Restaurants and bars offer an assortment of dining options with spectacular views from every seat.


Experience world renowned activities, whether you want to cruise amongst glaciers, explore the Tasman valley on an Argo, stargaze within the International Dark Sky Reserve or be educated and entertained in the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre there’s really something for every thrill seeker.


Just 55 kilometres from the Lake Pukaki turn-off in the majestic Mackenzie Country, Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Village lies in a wilderness playground, surrounded by towering mountainous terrain and New Zealand's highest peak, Aoraki Mount Cook.

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35km

Aoraki/Mt Cook to Braemar Road [33km]

Fitness: Easy Skill: Moderate Traffic: Low Grade: 2
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41km

Braemar Road to Twizel [41km]

Fitness: Easy Skill: Easy Traffic: Low Grade: 2
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54km

Lake Tekapo to Twizel [54km]

Fitness: Easy Skill: Easy Traffic: Low Grade: 2
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38km

Twizel to Lake Ohau Lodge [38km]

Fitness: Easy Skill: Easy Traffic: Low Grade: 2
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44km

Lake Ohau Lodge to Omarama [44km]

Fitness: Intermediate Skill: Intermediate Traffic: Low Grade: 3
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35km

Omarama to Otematata [35km]

Fitness: Intermediate Skill: Intermediate Traffic: Low Grade: 2
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44km

Otematata to Kurow [44km]

Fitness: Easy Skill: Easy Traffic: High Grade: 2
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27km

Kurow to Duntroon [27km]

Fitness: Easy Skill: Easy Traffic: Low Grade: 2
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54km

Duntroon to Oamaru [54km]

Fitness: Intermediate Skill: Easy Traffic: Medium Grade: 3
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FAQs

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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Itinerary Ideas

Ride the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail YOUR way. If you're an advanced cyclist or a family who are looking for a family-friendly adventure, have a look here for some ideas on possible itineraries and things to see and do along the way...

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Plan your ride

Cycling one of New Zealand's best cycle trails is both fun and easy to organise! You can plan your adventure down to the smallest detail, including your accommodation, cycle hire and luggage transport along the trail.

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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.

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