Cycle Journeys

+64 3 377 2060| [email protected]| 3 Benmore Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
Point of difference

As the longest serving operator on the trail, Cycle Journeys has been helping cyclists experience the magic of the Alps 2 Ocean trail since 2012.

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

Whether you are a large group wanting someone to take care of all the hard bits, or a solo rider wanting bike hire for a day ride - we can cater for just about every need on the trail. Talk to Craig or Kier in our Cycle Journeys office, and they will be there to help you plan and book an incredible ride on the A2O.

A2O Express Trip - Pre booked dates

If you are wanting to enjoy a self guided ride on the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail this summer, we've just made it 100% easier with pre-booked dates! Accommodation along the trail is struggling to keep up with the demand so we've thought ahead. Our A2O Express trip has been put together from our most popular 6 night / 7 day itinerary with guaranteed, pre-booked dates down the valley. Availability is limited so check out the dates on our website that best suit your travel plans!

Luggage Transfers

Our luggage transfer service takes the hassle out of moving your bags between stays so that it’s available for you on arrival at the end of a great days cycle. Any excess bags can be moved in time to meet you at the end of the trip, or if not needed down the trail, we can store this at our depot.


We have a network of shuttle transport covering all parts of the Alps 2 Ocean trail, dedicated to getting you and your bike to any place you wish to start or end your ride. See our website for timetables and prices.

Bike Hire

We know the Alps2Ocean trail inside and out and have chosen our large fleet of bikes to suit both your style of travel and the trail. Available for multi-day or one-day hire from our Twizel depot, we can even transport your bike back from the end of your ride. Our fleet includes Mountain Bikes, Comfort Bikes, Hybrid Bikes and Electric bikes and kids bikes all with a range of sizes to allow us to best fit your height and level of experience.

Packaged Trips

Choose from our range of spectacular, self-guided Alps 2 Ocean cycling packages. Personalise your package by choosing from our range of bikes, starting points, differing accommodation levels, and number of days to complete your trip in. We'll help you plan the best itinerary for your style and level of fitness.

‘Please Note:- cancellation fees and booking alteration fees may apply. All booking alteration fees or cancellation fees as stated in the operators Terms & Conditions, which are made at the clients request by A2O staff, i-Site or Information Centre staff; will be on-charged directly to the client at time of alteration or cancellation. Please read all terms and conditions of operators carefully, if you need clarification please ask our staff prior to booking.

Cycle Journeys Cancellation Policy

- $50 per person cancellation fee for any complete booking that is cancelled up to 7 days before departure.
- No refund available for any booking that is cancelled within 7 days of departure.
- $25 per booking administration fee for any change made to an existing booking that does not increase the overall value of that booking. This is a per party charge, and not a per person charge, however this charge would be applied to each and every subsequent change to the same booking that does not increase the overall value of that booking.

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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.

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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.

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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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