Plan Your Ride

Thank you for considering riding the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail.  We think you will find it an awe inspiring holiday to be shared with friends and family!


All the information you need to plan your ride is right here at your finger tips. Book your accommodation, organise your luggage transfers and plan your whole adventure... 

(There is a lot to see and do in the region, so don't forget to leave some time to investigate your other interests while you are here!)


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.  


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

Please use the 'Plan Your Ride' drop down menu above to refine your seach for a particular service or experience that you are looking for...


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

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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.

See & Do view details

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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