Plan Your Ride

Thank you for considering riding the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail.  We think you will find it an awe inspiring holiday to be shared with friends and family!

 

All the information you need to plan your ride is right here at your finger tips. Book your accommodation, organise your luggage transfers and plan your whole adventure... 

(There is a lot to see and do in the region, so don't forget to leave some time to investigate your other interests while you are here!)

 

Before you head out onto the Trail please click HERE to read or download your copy of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail Safety Suggestions.  

 

The following Trail Partners provide various services and experiences on the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail  

Please use the 'Plan Your Ride' drop down menu above to refine your seach for a particular service or experience that you are looking for...

 

We wish you a safe and enjoyable Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail experience!

Great Rides App

Riding the Alps 2 Ocean - then download the free Great Rides App! It's the only app is designed for the Alps 2 Ocean trail as well as the other...

Mt Cook Skiplanes & Helicopters

Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters have over 65 years experience flying around Aoraki/Mt Cook and Westland/Tai Poutini National Parks and landing...

Helicopter Line

The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail starts from Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. Cycle out to our helicopter base at Glentanner Park. We will take you and...

South Island Tours NZ

Cycle the beautiful glacial lakes regions of South Canterbury and North Otago districts. These areas are known for their beautiful scenery,...

Active Adventures

Who we are: Active Adventures is a small company based in Queenstown, so we know our country really well and have been running and refining our...

Bike It Now!

Bike It Now is offering personalised Alps 2 Ocean tours from March 2014. Bike It Now is an established and respected cycle tour operator on...

Trail Journeys

Trail Journeys is a long established cycle tourism company which has operated on the Otago Central Rail Trail since its inception back in the year...

Lakeland Explorer

"Absolutely fantastic bike touring company 11/10 Tripadvisor Alps 2 Ocean Trail Cycling Trip Options A2O DAY TRIPPER - A day of spectacular...

Trail Adventures

More fun, less stress: that’s what a Trail Adventures Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail tour is all about. We do all the donkey work, the admin and...

Adventure South NZ

For over 25 years, Adventure South NZ has provided an unrivalled range of Cycle Trail holidays across the North and South Islands – taking...

A2O Cycle Tours

A2O Cycle Tours provide small group, all-inclusive cycle tours with top quality bikes and ebikes included. We stay at fabulous accommodation, eat...

Tuatara Tours

On a Tuatara Tours' Cycle tour you can relax and let us take care of all the details. Our fully supported cycle tours combine the elements of...

PureTrails New Zealand

PureTrails New Zealand offers two different package tours on the Alps 2 Ocean Trail. The Alps 2 Ocean Trail epic tour is a grade 2 rated trip...

Natural High

At Natural High we believe exploring New Zealand by bicycle is, quite simply, the best way to truly experience this remarkable country....

Cycle Journeys

Packaged Trips Choose from our range of spectacular, self-guided Alps 2 Ocean cycling packages. Personalise your package by choosing from our...

Heliworks

Make us an integral part of your Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail journey! Cycle the A2O trail from the official start at Aoraki Mount Cook Village to our...

Adventurers Travel Company

At Adventurers Travel Company we create bespoke adventure holidays to New Zealand that are tailored to you. For your skill and fitness level and...

The Jollie Biker

The Jollie Biker team look forward to welcoming you to the Mackenzie, and the beauty of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail. Located in the heart of...

Cycle Ventures

Cycle Ventures is based in Oamaru, the ocean end of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail. We’ve done the hard yards and have everything set up so you...

Bespoke Bike Tours

WHAT WE OFFER Tailored Tours Bike and gear rental, hire it - bike it Luggage Transfers, Shuttle Services Half, and full day rides Two day...

Escape by Cycle

Based out of Queenstown, our cycle tours provide the perfect balance of great cycling with excellent food and boutique accommodation in remote...

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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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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.

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Trail Details & Maps view details

Trail Details & Maps

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.

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See & Do

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

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