Things to See and Do

High Country Salmon

Established in 2000 by the Logan family, High Country Salmon are one of three farms raising salmon on the hydro canals surrounding Twizel....

Ostler Vineyards

Ostler Vineyards is a boutique producer of wines of distinction in the South Island’s Waitaki Valley. From select and hand-tended vineyards we...

Presence On Harbour

Groovy stuff for groovy people. Merino Possum Knitwear. Quality gifts. New Zealand art and gifts. Kiwiana, A2O gifts and heaps more........ Open 7...

Whitestone Cheese

Whitestone Cheese was founded in 1987 as a diversification during the 1980's rural downturn and a series of crippling droughts. Founder Bob...

Kurow Museum & Info Centre

A2O runs past our front door. We welcome all visitors to our quirky museum which provides a snapshot of early European life and features tools...

Mt Cook Skiplanes & Helicopters

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

Hot Tubs Omarama

After a day cycling through the awesome Mackenzie Country, or beside the beautiful hydro lakes – Waitaki, Aviemore and Benmore – you have...

Totara Estate & Clarks Mill

TOTARA ESTATE Located only 8km south of Oamaru, at Totara Estate you can step back in time to New Zealand's pioneer past. Explore the Oamaru...

Wrinkly Rams

MEMORABLE SOUVENIRS Souvenirs remind us of our experience long after we've returned home. It could be a key ring or perhaps something that you...

Musterers Hut

CAFE Enjoy our fabulous fresh home made fare made daily, along with our incredible Organic, Fair Trade Switch Espresso Coffee. Enjoy the relaxed...

Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony

The Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony is located just minutes from the centre of Oamaru. Since its establishment in 1993, and because of its...

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...

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...

Jake's Hardware

Jake's Hardware is one of the last independent, family-run hardware stores in the country – and we're as excited about the Alps 2 Ocean cycle...

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...

Merino Country Cafe & Gifts

Merino Country Cafe & Gifts is conveniently located in the Omarama town centre beside the public toilets. Our cafe is open from 8-30am to 5pm in...

Mt Cook Alpine Salmon

The Mt Cook Alpine Salmon Shop is located on beautiful Lake Pukaki - the perfect resting spot on the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail, when on either the...

River-T Estate Wines

Cellar Door open 7 days a week 9am to 6pm. Enjoy a wine tasting , or glass of our local wine or beer in a relaxed informal setting. On cold...

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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

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

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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