Helicopter Line

0800 650 651| [email protected]| www.helicopter.co.nz/mount-cook Glentanner Park, Mt Cook, New Zealand

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 your bike for a short but exciting helicopter flight over the Tasman River to the official start of the A2O trail.

We can take up to 6 passengers at a time (depending on weight limit). Please visit the Helicopter Line website for add-on deals. You can extend your flight by adding on the glacier landing (an awesome experience!).

The Helicopter Line is New Zealand's leading helicopter company, operating with a fleet of modern turbine helicopters based at Mount Cook and Twizel, Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier, Queenstown and Fiordland. The scenic flights from these iconic locations will take your breath away as you discover that the stunning views of New Zealand's National Parks, glaciers, mountains and lakes are always best from above!

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FAQs

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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Accommodation

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

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

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