Cycle Tour and Transport Operators on the Trail

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...

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...

Cycle Journeys

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

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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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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