Cycle Tour Operators

A2O Cycle Tours

WEEK LONG FULLY SUPPORTED TOURS with the A2O Cycle Trail experts. Small group, fully inclusive and fully supported tours along the entire A2O...

Active Adventures

We’re Active Adventures New Zealand and for over 20 years we’ve been offering fully guided, multi-day hiking, biking and kayaking trips around...

Adventure South NZ

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

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...

Air Safaris

Air Safaris have been flying aircraft in and around the Mount Cook and Westland National Parks since 1970. Over that period, Air Safaris has grown...

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...

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...

Braided River Jet Boating

Rest your legs a while and take in the Waitaki from the water. Catch up with the Braided River team and let them show you why the Waitaki River...

Cycle Journeys

Cycle Journeys offer self guided packaged tours, bike hire, luggage transfers, shuttles & accommodation on the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail....

Dark Sky Project

Located in the heart of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, Takapo (Tekapo) is one of the quietest spots on the planet yet it...

Glide Omarama

Omarama, with its clear air, spectacular Southern Alps and all four forms of lift, is arguably the best mountain soaring site in the world. Every...

Haka Tours

Whether you live for the flowing single-track in native forests or love a grind up a hill for a breathtaking view on your all day adventure, Haka...

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...

Heliventures

Whether you're strapped for time or just want to travel in style, Heliventures can transfer riders and luggage to the track from any location, or...

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...

Kiwi Treasures & Info Centre

Welcome to Kiwi Treasures and Info Centre, Lake Tekapo. Located right in the centre of the township, we are your source for info, souvenirs, post...

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...

Lakeland Explorer

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

Mt Cook Skiplanes & Helicopters

Treat yourself and a special someone to a scenic flight up the stunning Tasman Valley, fly in and hike or climb on a glacier in New Zealand's big...

Natural High

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

Not A Rail Trail

Not a Rail Trail is the Queenstown based company specializing in NZ Cycle Trail Great Rides. “We don’t just show you where to ride, we provide...

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...

Oamaru i-SITE

Welcome to the Oamaru i-SITE - we've got you covered for everything you need in the area. We're also Alps 2 Ocean booking agents - we can create...

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...

Scenic Cycle Tours

Discover different regions of the South Island on a range of fully supported cycling holidays, where you can relax and concentrate on biking 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,...

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...

Trail Adventures (Alps 2 Ocean Trail Specialists)

Trail Adventures - A2O Trail Specialists, is an Oamaru and Omarama based company which has been created to provide you with everything that you...

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...

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...

Vertical 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...

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...

Whitestone City

Set in an original grain store that was built in 1882, and located within New Zealand’s most complete streetscape of Victorian commercial...

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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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Accommodation

Need a place to say during your ride from the Alps to the Ocean? Book all your accommodation through the website and plan your ride.

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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 & Map

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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