A2O Cycle Tours

WEEK LONG FULLY SUPPORTED TOURS with the A2O Cycle Trail experts. Small group, fully inclusive and fully supported tours along the entire A2O...

Adventure South NZ

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

Air Safaris

Air Safaris have been flying aircraft in and around the Mount Cook and Westland National Parks since 1970. Over that period, Air Safaris has grown...

Alps 2 Ocean Cycles

We are available to shuttle your team/with bikes to Mt Cook (either side) for the adventure of a lifetime. We can pickup people up at...

Bespoke Bike Tours

WHAT WE OFFER Tailored Tours Bike and gear rental, hire it - bike it Luggage Transfers, Shuttle Services Half, and full day rides Two day...

Braided River Jet Boating

With Braided River Jet Boating you'll experience a genuine kiwi jet boating experience. After all, we're a passionate small business run by people...

Cycle Journeys

Cycle Journeys offer self guided packaged tours, bike hire, luggage transfers, shuttles & accommodation on the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail....

Glide Omarama

Omarama, with its clear air, spectacular Southern Alps and all four forms of lift, is arguably the best mountain soaring site in the world. Every...

Helicopter Line

The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail starts from Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. Cycle out to our helicopter base at Glentanner Park. We will take you and...


Whether you're strapped for time or just want to travel in style, Heliventures can transfer riders and luggage to the track from any location, or...


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...

Lakeland Explorer

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

Mt Cook Skiplanes & Helicopters

Treat yourself and a special someone to a scenic flight up the stunning Tasman Valley, fly in and hike or climb on a glacier in New Zealand's big...

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...

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 Adventures (Alps 2 Ocean Trail Specialists)

Trail Adventures - A2O Trail Specialists, is an Oamaru and Omarama based company which has been created to provide you with everything that you...

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...

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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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Need a place to say during your ride from the Alps to the Ocean? Book all your accommodation through the website and plan your ride.

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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 & Map view details

Trail Details & Map

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?

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