Cycle Hire

If you're coming to ride the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail but don't have your own equipment, no problem. We've got you covered with our range of friendly local operators who you can hire all the necessary gear from to embark on your journey. 

Cycle Journeys

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

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...

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...

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...

Bespoke Bike Tours

BeSpoke Bike Tours is located in the stunning, scenic village of Lake Tekapo. We'll design your Alps2Ocean cycle tour based on your timeframe and...

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...

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...

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...

Natural High

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

Lakeland Explorer

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

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...

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...

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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.

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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