Plan Your Ride

Thinking of riding the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail? All the information you need to plan your ride is right at your finger tips. Book your accommodation, organise your luggage transfers and plan your whole adventure right here...


We wish that you have a safe and enjoyable Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail experience!


Before you head out onto the Trail please click HERE to read or download your copy of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail Safety Suggestions for each Trail section.  


The following Trail Partners provide various services and experiences along the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail  


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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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Need a place to say during your ride from the Alps to the Ocean? You can book all your accommodation through Trail Partners listed here on this website...

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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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