Adventure South NZ

0800 00 11 66| [email protected]| 29 Iversen Terrace Christchurch, 8011, New Zealand

For the past 25 years, Adventure South NZ has provided an unrivalled range of active holidays across the North and South Islands – taking travellers beyond the more popular and busy trails to the very heart of New Zealand’s wild and mysterious landscapes.

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Explore some of the most scenic and diverse landscapes in New Zealand's South Island by bike on our six day fully supported Alps to Ocean Cycle tour.

Encounter the majesty of New Zealand's highest peak, Aoraki, Mt Cook, the sweeping tussock lands of the Mackenzie Country, and the flowing rivers, vineyards and farmland of the Waitaki Valley as you cycle towards the historic and vibrant coastal town of Oamaru on the Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail.


28 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018 - AVAILABLE

11 Nov 2018 - 16 Nov 2018 - AVAILABLE

25 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018 - AVAILABLE

9 Dec 2018 - 14 Dec 2018 - AVAILABLE

27 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019 - AVAILABLE

6 Jan 2019 - 11 Jan 2019 - AVAILABLE

13 Jan 2019 - 18 Jan 2019 _ AVAILABLE

20 Jan 2019 - 25 Jan 2019 - AVAILABLE

27 Jan 2019 - 1 Feb 2019 - AVAILABLE

3 Feb 2019 - 8 Feb 2019 - AVAILABLE

10 Feb 2019 - 15 Feb 2019 -AVAILABLE

17 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019 - AVAILABLE

24 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019 -AVAILABLE

3 Mar 2019 - 8 Mar 2019 -AVAILABLE

10 Mar 2019 - 15 Mar 2019 -AVAILABLE

17 Mar 2019 - 22 Mar 2019 -AVAILABLE

7 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019 -AVAILABLE

19 Apr 2019 - 24 Apr 2019 -AVAILABLE


- Cycle the spectacular trails of the Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail from Tekapo
- Take in the stunning views of Lakes Pukaki, Ohau, Benmore and Aviemore
- Hike beneath Mt Cook in the World Heritage National Park
- Cycle through the golden tussock lands of the Mackenzie Country
- Enjoy a delicious platter lunch at Lake Ohau Lodge
- Discover the ancient Elephant Rock formations
- Explore the charming Victorian Precinct in Oamaru
- Spend a night at the historic Burnside Homestead
- Soak in the hot pools at Lake Tekapo (optional)


- 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
- 5 nights hotel/motel ensuite accommodation on twin share basis
- Professional qualified driver/guide
- 2 professional guides/drivers on trips with 8 or more people
- Private vehicle transport
- Water and snacks while cycling
- Concession fees paid to the Department of Conservation

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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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Accommodation view details


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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 & Map view details

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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