Tuatara Tours

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0800 377 378| [email protected]| http://www.tuataratours.co.nz/ 148 Victoria Street Christchurch
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Tuatara Tours specialises in fully supported cycling trips for the recreational cyclist.

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 wonderful scenery with challenging exercise and the opportunity to relax in comfortable accommodation each night.

Your fully guided Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail tour starts and ends in the South Island's largest city: Christchurch, with all accommodation, meals, and support of a coach and driver provided throughout.

From Christchurch we'll drive you to the rugged Mackenzie Country, with its alps, hydro and glacial lakes, and incredibly starry skies. Then we roll through beautiful rural townships including Omarama, Otematata, Kurow and Duntroon. Finally we make it from the alps to the ocean: the harbour in Oamaru's Victorian Precinct, before a return drive to Christchurch. Your journey will cover almost 300km of spectacular cycling over 4 nights/ 5 days.
For further information on what's included, the tour itinerary and departure dates please visit our website.

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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?

See our Instagram photos #Alps2Ocean
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