PureTrails New Zealand

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021 178 8287 | [email protected]| www.puretrailsnewzealand.co.nz Christchurch, New Zealand
Point of difference

Adventure in Comfort... Our extensively researched, well paced, achievable trips are designed with adventure in comfort in mind, predominantly for the 50+ age group.

PureTrails New Zealand offers two different package tours on the Alps 2 Ocean Trail.

The Alps 2 Ocean Trail EPIC tour is a grade 2 rated trip that covers the full 310km trail over 6 days. It is a challenging but achievable ride, and the sense of satisfaction on arrival at Oamaru Harbour having cycled all the way from the Alps is immense.

The Alps to Ocean Trail EASY tour is a grade 1 trip that covers 203km of the most scenic and easier parts of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail, offering a relaxed cycle tour in this stunning location.

All our tours feature comfortable (en-suite) accommodation, and plentiful and wholesome meals, with full vehicle support and bike repair support. Your friendly guide and vehicle are there to support you during the day's ride, often appearing around a stretch of cycle trail with a welcome cup of tea and snack. Though your guide does not participate in the biking, they are a wealth of knowledge and are only too happy to provide any guidance you may need or cycle repair support. PureTrails New Zealand is a Christchurch based cycle tour operator and our tours include transfers from Christchurch or Queenstown. Hire a bike from our cycle fleet or bring your own. Ebikes are also available!

Visit our website for all the information on our tours, dates and prices.

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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

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 & 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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