Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail Merchandise, Gift Shops,

Wrinkly Rams

MEMORABLE SOUVENIRS Souvenirs remind us of our experience long after we've returned home. It could be a key ring or perhaps something that you...

River-T Estate Wines

River-T Wines was planted in 2007 as a small boutique vineyard with a mix of grape varieties on the banks of the Waitaki River near Kurow....

Kurow Museum & Info Centre

A2O runs past our front door. We welcome all visitors to our quirky museum which provides a snapshot of early European life and features tools...

Ministry of Works Bar & Eatery (MOW Bar)

Grab a well-deserved beer or wine and wind down in our cosy beer garden to reflect on your awesome day's cycling. Alternatively on colder days,...

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...

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...

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...

Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony

The Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony is located just minutes from the centre of Oamaru. Since its establishment in 1993, and because of its...

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...

Presence On Harbour

We have been established since October 2013 in the heart of the Historic Victorian Precinct in Ōamaru, Waitaki, in Harbour Street at the end of...

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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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