Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail Merchandise, Gift Shops,

Kurow Museum & Info Centre

First opened in 1970, Kurow Museum – also known as New Zealand’s National Museum of Social Security – has attracted visitors both...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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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

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?

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