Transport for you (and your bike)


Make us an integral part of your Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail journey! Cycle the A2O trail from the official start at Aoraki Mount Cook Village to our...

Trail Adventures

More fun, less stress: that’s what a Trail Adventures Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail tour is all about. We do all the donkey work, the admin and...

Mt Cook Skiplanes & Helicopters

Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters have over 65 years experience flying around Aoraki/Mt Cook and Westland/Tai Poutini National Parks and landing...

North Otago Motor Group

North Otago Motor Group has been renting vehicles in North Otago since 2001. We can offer Alps 2 Ocean riders transport options to suit most...

A2O Cycle Tours

A2O Cycle Tours provide small group, all-inclusive cycle tours with top quality bikes and ebikes included. We stay at fabulous accommodation, eat...

Cycle Journeys

Packaged Trips Choose from our range of spectacular, self-guided Alps 2 Ocean cycling packages. Personalise your package by choosing from our...

The Jollie Biker

The Jollie Biker team look forward to welcoming you to the Mackenzie, and the beauty of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail. Located in the heart of...

Trail Journeys

Trail Journeys is a long established cycle tourism company which has operated on the Otago Central Rail Trail since its inception back in the year...

Tuatara Tours

On a Tuatara Tours' Cycle tour you can relax and let us take care of all the details. Our fully supported cycle tours combine the elements of...

Dunedin Airport

We welcome passengers from all around New Zealand and beyond with around 30 domestic services operating daily. Make us your airport of choice for...

Lakeland Explorer

"Absolutely fantastic bike touring company 11/10 Tripadvisor Alps 2 Ocean Trail Cycling Trip Options A2O DAY TRIPPER - A day of spectacular...

Bespoke Bike Tours

BeSpoke Bike Tours is located in the stunning, scenic village of Lake Tekapo. We'll design your Alps2Ocean cycle tour based on your timeframe and...

Helicopter Line

The Helicopter Line is New Zealand's leading helicopter company, operating with a feet of AS350 squirrel helicopters based at Mt Cook, Franz Josef...

Adventure South NZ

For over 25 years, Adventure South NZ has provided an unrivalled range of Cycle Trail holidays across the North and South Islands – taking...

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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.

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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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