Food and Drink

Ostler Vineyards

Ostler Vineyards is a boutique producer of wines of distinction in the South Island’s Waitaki Valley. From select and hand-tended vineyards we...

Mt Cook Alpine Salmon

The Mt Cook Alpine Salmon Shop is located on beautiful Lake Pukaki - Leg 2 of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail! Stop by to enjoy the iconic view, ...

Merino Country Cafe & Gifts

Merino Country Cafe & Gifts is conveniently located in the Omarama town centre beside the public toilets. Our cafe is open from 8-30am to 5pm in...

Northstar Motel

Northstar Motel’s Units offer stylish accommodation in Oamaru, at an affordable price. Each motel room features your choice of either a super...

Kurow Hotel

1864 heritage hotel in town centre. Family friendly, country atmosphere. The only 2 story hotel in town, featuring 16 rooms. There is a...

River-T Estate Wines

Cellar Door open 7 days a week 9am to 6pm. Enjoy a wine tasting , or glass of our local wine or beer in a relaxed informal setting. On cold...

Heritage Gateway Hotel

Set amongst landscaped gardens with views of the surrounding mountains, the Heritage Gateway Hotel is a peaceful place to stay. There are 98...

Razza Bar & Cafe

Owners Mike & Lek Darling welcome you to Razza Bar & Café, an esteemed local Twizel favourite. Located just up the road from the town square, the...

Mt Cook Lodge & Motels

Situated in the iconic Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, Mt Cook Lodge & Motels offers a selection of accommodation types from backpacker styled dorms...

The Fort Enfield

Come and enjoy the warm hospitality and relaxed atmosphere that this cool little country pub offers. Located on the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail...

Star & Garter

Oamaru is the proud home of the Star & Garter restaurant and cafe, one of New Zealand’s oldest restaurants, serving continuously for 100 years!...

Hermitage Hotel

Your Alps 2 Ocean biking adventure begins right here at the world-renowned Hermitage Hotel nestled amongst stunning scenery within Aoraki Mount...

Brydone Hotel

Dine in our restaurant and experience local produce, including a selection of local wine and beer to celebrate completing the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle...

Poppies Cafe

Poppies Café & Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy superb food whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner. We can cater for an intimate...

Wrinkly Rams

TIRED AND HUNGRY? The Wrinkly Rams cafe is the place to stop for weary travellers seeking refreshment. With clean toilets, espresso coffee, and...

Waitaki Hotel

Welcome to the Waitaki Hotel, Kurow - where you will be warmly greeted by our friendly staff in a cosy, relaxing atmosphere. Come in and join...

Te Kohurau Restarant & Cafe

A warm and welcoming dining experience in Kurow! Your hosts Jovy & Michael Sargeant invite you to come along and enjoy your time at Te Kohurau...

High Country Salmon

Established in 2000 by the Logan family, High Country Salmon are one of three farms raising salmon on the hydro canals surrounding Twizel....

Duntroon Hotel and CycleStays Ltd

This iconic country pub has been servicing the local community since 1881, from the goldmining era of the nearby Maerewhenua River and Danseys...

Boots & Jandals Hotel

The Boots & Jandals Hotel is located right on the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail. We've got it all right here! Restaurant, bar, and hotel...

Mackenzie Four Square

Welcome to Mackenzie Four Square Supermarket, Twizel's modern large supermarket with in-store bakery, Lotto outlet - fully operational seven days...

On The Spot, Otematata

Drop into Otematata’s On The Spot, for all your requirements. CONVENIENCE STORE Stock up on essentials, food, and beverages. Make sure you...

Lake Ohau Lodge

Lake Ohau Lodge is ideally placed between two of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail’s scenic highlights - the shores of Lake Ohau, and Lake Ohau Lodge...

Shawty's Cafe

Experience delicious cuisine, excellent service and great atmosphere. We have an everchanging á la carte menu as well as a daily cabinet. Check...

Countrytime Hotel

The Countrytime Hotel has a warm heart and is a traditional country style hotel that offers great service.Guests can relax and unwind, soak in...

Musterers Hut

CAFE Enjoy our fabulous fresh home made fare made daily, along with our incredible Organic, Fair Trade Switch Espresso Coffee. Enjoy the relaxed...

MacKenzie Country Hotel

We encourage you to sample our southern hospitality in our fully licensed restaurant and bar. Our menus, à la carte and buffet, are designed...

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...

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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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